Blacksmithing - Forging a bearded axe


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  • groseillegrowa
    groseillegrowa 59 minutes ago +1


  • psidvicious
    psidvicious 12 hours ago

    Outstanding! Super craftsmanship! I can find no flaws! Your ability to make an entertaining video is awesome as well.

  • zaza ali
    zaza ali 16 hours ago +1

    its amazing from start to finish a good job

  • Moises Gonzalez
    Moises Gonzalez Day ago

    Do you make items to sell?

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Day ago

      Sometimes but I have very limited time for that. No axes though.

  • akshayd211
    akshayd211 Day ago

    I'm curious to know how much would one of those small ax's cost?

    • akshayd211
      akshayd211 9 hours ago

      +Torbjörn Åhman Okay. I would either like to buy one from you someday. I love your work.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Day ago

      I don't know... I don't sell any. Yet...

  • akshayd211
    akshayd211 Day ago +1

    Nothing more Scandinavian than that. Beautiful!

  • angela prestwood

    why bother using an anvil when you have a power hammer that can do all the work my thought

  • bpetnoi
    bpetnoi Day ago

    Sir, what is the white powder you are using on the blade and why are you using it.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Day ago

      Flux (borax). It's used to keep the welding surfaces clean, short answer...

  • bpetnoi
    bpetnoi Day ago +1

    PEOPLE without talent, ambition or patience and who respect nothing more than silly people prancing about as entertainment are the ONES who give this thumbs down.

  • kalle olson
    kalle olson 2 days ago +1


  • cola z
    cola z 2 days ago +1

    Very good work

  • Mo Izak
    Mo Izak 2 days ago +1

    simply Awesome

  • J.T
    J.T 4 days ago

    Is that linseed oil you use on the handle?

  • Hans Blankenborg
    Hans Blankenborg 4 days ago

    Hej Torbjörn.
    Imponerande job du gör.
    Gör du grejor på beställning ,isåfall var jag sugen på en sån yxa,som du tillverkar i videoen (kanske du har en hemsida??)
    Bästa hälsninger från Småland (Sverige)
    /Hans Blankenborg

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  3 days ago

      :) Tack! Kul att höra!

    • Hans Blankenborg
      Hans Blankenborg 3 days ago

      Hoppsan..ser nu ditt bild galleri ,tydligen min IPad som krånglade igår..fina grejor👍👍👍

    • Hans Blankenborg
      Hans Blankenborg 3 days ago

      Färdiggjorde min yrkesutbildning som grovsmed på 90 tallet i Danmark,o har sen des jobbet en del i viking/middeltids/Musseum sammenhäng ,o senast på High Chaparral (14 somre) stora yxa som den du smedjar har inte blivit av,då jag inte har haft tillgång till powerhammer ..
      Härligt se yrket fortfarande finns till (enligt facket i Danmark skulle jag var den sista som fik Gesällbrev inom yrket i Danmark) ..hehe.
      Har du gått på stenbyskolan?
      Var o titta på din hemsida,hade vart kul med lite bilder på dina projekter.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  4 days ago

      Hej! Nja, inga yxor iallafall. Inte för närvarande. Kolla -
      Hälsningar också från Småland :) :)

  • Jon Ridgeon
    Jon Ridgeon 4 days ago +1

    That is BEAUTIFUL!

  • kyl76
    kyl76 4 days ago +1

    Slavic ax

  • Nayt Sthil
    Nayt Sthil 5 days ago

    nice fart 3:22

  • Comrade Kalashnikov
    Comrade Kalashnikov 7 days ago

    Bruh when you going to change pants

  • Devin Schluttenhofer

    how much would you charge someone to make them one bearded axe? it possible i would like to buy one.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  8 days ago

      I haven't given that a serious thought yet... I will not sell any for a good while.

  • Manzar Alam
    Manzar Alam 8 days ago +2

    Your work is very nice. Your axe is very strong and sharp.

  • Michal Bohur
    Michal Bohur 9 days ago you sell thouse axes too?

  • Sergio Figueroa
    Sergio Figueroa 10 days ago +1


  • Gisela Reif
    Gisela Reif 10 days ago +1

    Made in sweden😁

    • RelicWoodCo
      RelicWoodCo 9 days ago

      So cool right? I love Scandinavian style axes.

  • Zach Wilcock
    Zach Wilcock 10 days ago

    Vikings were very proud of their electric grinders.

  • Ernie Engineer
    Ernie Engineer 12 days ago +1

    Loved watching this video. Beautiful work and nice presentation. 👍🏻👍🏻

  • gigi NM
    gigi NM 12 days ago

    dosent even use a real hammer lol

    • gigi NM
      gigi NM 12 days ago +1

      +Torbjörn Åhman i refuse mianly cus i dont . have it its at my dads shop lol

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  12 days ago

      haha? Show me your real hammer :)

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  • Louis Warmoth
    Louis Warmoth 13 days ago

    Enjoyed watching you work. Thanks for the video. Beautiful end results !

  • Kevin Oosterveen
    Kevin Oosterveen 13 days ago

    What is that powder like substance that you pour over the axe head when it's heated?

    • RelicWoodCo
      RelicWoodCo 9 days ago

      Helps prevent the steel from oxidizing so the clean unoxidized steel can weld properly. Super cool process.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  13 days ago

      I use flux (borax), when welding the edge steel bit.

  • Jungrylls
    Jungrylls 14 days ago +1

    Nice work!

  • maciek gucma
    maciek gucma 14 days ago

    That is amazing. How did the old masters made such things without power tools? Any idea?

    • maciek gucma
      maciek gucma 13 days ago +1

      +Torbjörn Åhman thanks. I think Youre the best :)

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  14 days ago +1

      With an extra pair of hands! Easy as that really. Doing it alone without help is extremely hard work if not impossible.

  • mauimudpup
    mauimudpup 14 days ago

    dont get the dislikes this is great work and great video

  • semid hesenov
    semid hesenov 15 days ago +1

    super molodec mujik

  • Cory Williams
    Cory Williams 15 days ago +1

    Beautifully forged and crafted

  • Triple B
    Triple B 15 days ago +1

    Thank you for this brother, slainte

  • David Radtke
    David Radtke 16 days ago

    The hydraulic hammer sounds like a machine gun in the fast forwarded scenes. Sounds a bit like a MG 42.

  • TacRatt60
    TacRatt60 17 days ago +1

    Beautiful work! I love bearded axes!

  • Luis Alberto Navas Gomez
    Luis Alberto Navas Gomez 18 days ago +1

    hermoso trabajo eres un maestro

  • SmootherAce XD
    SmootherAce XD 18 days ago

    How long did it took you to make this masterpiece?

  • Carlos Gamboa
    Carlos Gamboa 18 days ago +1

    Hola que buen trabajo lo tuyo para los monte de santiago quien los acer debe ser un buen herrero

  • Johan Olofsson
    Johan Olofsson 18 days ago

    Vad är det för pulver du strör på när du förenar eggen med resten av yxan och vad är dess syfte ? tack för en bra video. Mvh Johan

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  16 days ago

      Flussmedel (borax). Det korta svaret är att det hjälper till att hålla ytorna rena vid vällningen.

  • That Whiteboy
    That Whiteboy 19 days ago

    What is the white powder he used anyone?

  • dale leibfried
    dale leibfried 20 days ago +1

    Great vid

  • Petr Vasilkov
    Petr Vasilkov 21 day ago +1

    AHMAN, +100 !! Saluto di UKRAIN !!!

  • Gerald Martin
    Gerald Martin 22 days ago

    I can only say that I am jealous, but grateful that such superb craftsmanship
    in such artisans such as you exist. Thank you for this video.....

  • Sam Siryani
    Sam Siryani 22 days ago +1

    A true blacksmith.

  • Максим Судникович

    Маньяк какойто

  • fiddibelow
    fiddibelow 22 days ago

    Hva kaster du på køl? Coal

    • fiddibelow
      fiddibelow 21 day ago

      +Torbjörn Åhman jeg forstår mange takk

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  21 day ago

      Ah, yes, coal. It helps to lubricate the punch!

    • fiddibelow
      fiddibelow 21 day ago

      ​+Torbjörn Åhman when you are stamping out the hole for the handle you are tossing something on the axe.i cant figure out if its for hardening or what it is.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  21 day ago


  • Ian Gourlay
    Ian Gourlay 22 days ago +1

    Not so much an axe as a very beautifully-functional work of art. In this age of price first, quality second this was such a treat to watch. And not a trace of ego anywhere. Top Class, Sir. Thank You.

  • Tim Harrell
    Tim Harrell 23 days ago

    what is that white powder you use when forgewelding the springsteel

    • Tim Harrell
      Tim Harrell 21 day ago

      +Torbjörn Åhman okkay thanks

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  21 day ago

      Flux (borax). It helps to keep the welding surfaces clean (short answer).

  • Frosty DK
    Frosty DK 24 days ago +1

    20:15 had me dying good work tho

  • Renee Mills
    Renee Mills 24 days ago +1

    I love your work.

  • Michael J. Caboose
    Michael J. Caboose 24 days ago +1

    False advertising, I see no facial hair on that axe :P

  • Alnasr Mmsz
    Alnasr Mmsz 24 days ago

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  • Anett Rohonczi
    Anett Rohonczi 26 days ago +1

    Szép munka!

  • Dane Langnes
    Dane Langnes 26 days ago +1


  • Korova Milk Bar
    Korova Milk Bar 26 days ago

    if he would have started by using 37.53 more grams of steel
    and 35 lbs less drop forge pounds of pressure this would have been AWESOME .. (critics?) ;^))

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  26 days ago +1

      :) 35 lbs less?? You over estimate my strength... ha ha

  • Ryan Rootare
    Ryan Rootare 26 days ago

    can someone explain the physics of why he hits the handle like he does at 21:12 ? i have no clue how hitting it like that helps push it in the axe

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  26 days ago +1

      Inertia! The heavy head takes more force to accelerate than the lighter handle.

  • Dacian Chronolog
    Dacian Chronolog 28 days ago +1

    Work of art. Thank you again.

  • Dacian Chronolog
    Dacian Chronolog 28 days ago +1

    The Ash needs to be soaked in boiled linseed oil for 3 months minimum...

  • Dacian Chronolog
    Dacian Chronolog 28 days ago +1

    Thank you for this awesome content. I know why a master craft tool costs 10x the time and money of a normal mass production item.

  • Ryan Clark
    Ryan Clark 29 days ago +1

    Gorgeous axe

  • Ironhead Forge
    Ironhead Forge Month ago +1

    Exemplary smithing as usual...👍🏻

  • Cythera3
    Cythera3 Month ago

    How much does the axe wight ? It seams, at least on video tad to light for some bigger jobs.

    • Cythera3
      Cythera3 29 days ago +1

      +Torbjörn Åhman thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  29 days ago

      I would look at the shape of these -

    • Cythera3
      Cythera3 29 days ago

      Thank you, what would you recommend, because what I can buy in store is in most cases inefficient for wood that have lots of fiber in it like ash or elm, or God forbid wild pear.

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  29 days ago

      For wood splitting I would consider forging an entirely different shape.

    • Cythera3
      Cythera3 29 days ago

      +Torbjörn Åhman is it possible to make it heavier for like some serious wood splitting?

  • Dun Mac
    Dun Mac Month ago +1

    What a beautiful piece of, working art, really. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mohamed Awad
    Mohamed Awad Month ago

    You are a great blacksmith, Can you show us how to forge a Scythe blade :) Thank you very much.

  • marc count
    marc count Month ago

    Hey, I like your Axe just made ! Are you going to sell it ?? If so, how much are you asking for ??

  • GinRummy
    GinRummy Month ago +1

    Brother, I really wish you would shorten the length of your mask straps when you are around powered equipment like your belt sander.
    Beautiful axe.

  • Filip Wessman
    Filip Wessman Month ago +1

    I would be so proud, om jag gjort den där själv!

  • Alg Droid
    Alg Droid Month ago

    All this work and when i go to buy it i find the price only 2 dolars! Lol and this is not primative tech u used modern machines to make it

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Month ago

      The shape is, yes... not the method of making it. Far from...

    • Alg Droid
      Alg Droid Month ago

      Torbjörn Åhman
      It is viking style!? Viking are primativ too i was watching hand work and u used modern machines and it was not in viking at all

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Month ago

      Did I say primitive tech?

  • peter martiniak
    peter martiniak Month ago +1


  • Tomolillo René
    Tomolillo René Month ago +1

    Admirable. Voici un outil forgé pour être transmis de génération en génération. Cette époque à oublié que la chose était possible, vous êtes là pour nous le rappeler. Merci Monsieur !

  • Lord Black
    Lord Black Month ago +1

    Excellent craftsmanship, would happily buy one at full price...

  • Axel Ezfi
    Axel Ezfi Month ago +1

    21:10 ??? HHhhhhh HOW?!!! simple Physics?... awesome!!!

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  • Jason Loukx
    Jason Loukx Month ago +1

    I've always been an axe fan, nothing compares to a well made axe. This axe looks great, nice job.

  • Hing Yee
    Hing Yee Month ago +1

    Hurrah! Hurrah!

  • Jim Rodgers
    Jim Rodgers Month ago +1

    Torbjorn, And you said once you not a pro at making axe and hatchet heads. Sure seems you are. All the Very Best! from USA

  • Óscar Murcia
    Óscar Murcia Month ago +1


  • LivingWell TV
    LivingWell TV Month ago +1

    I once bought a dog from a blacksmith. As soon as I got it home, it made a bolt for the door!

  • Cooper Kaesemeyer
    Cooper Kaesemeyer Month ago

    What do you anneal in

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Month ago

      Ah, that is vermiculite!

    • Cooper Kaesemeyer
      Cooper Kaesemeyer Month ago

      In other videos I’ve seen you sneak in sandy looking stuff and I want to know what that is

    • Torbjörn Åhman
      Torbjörn Åhman  Month ago

      I don't believe I annealed this one, just normalized before grinding... I harden in oil!

  • GripItNRipIt82
    GripItNRipIt82 Month ago

    What is the powder you are putting in the hole when punching it?

  • andres felipe
    andres felipe Month ago +1

    Esa es la herramienta que necesito. Como consigo una igual o similar?

  • Englebert Humperdink
    Englebert Humperdink Month ago +2

    Beautiful work.

  • Flash Dragon (F^_^D)
    Flash Dragon (F^_^D) Month ago +1

    Wow, it looks really cool ... for some reason, I remembered a game on Android - Blacksmith Hero, of course, it’s not like that at all: D but it’s supposed to create and swing weapons, and then destroy monsters
    and bosses , well, something like this: D

  • Ахмед Даудов

    Проще купить 😁😁

  • Michael McCale
    Michael McCale Month ago +1

    I would like one of these axe heads. I can make a handle. just dont know metal. what would it cost for one of these?

  • BillPrestin Esquire

    Can I order one of your handmade axes?

  • miljan trninić
    miljan trninić Month ago +1


  • Gheorghe Rotaru
    Gheorghe Rotaru Month ago

    The smith it excellent, showed the skill personally and the carpenter it not bad and here the wedge hammered not correctly.

  • みや みや
    みや みや Month ago +1

    Good ❕

  • the unknown bushcraft
    the unknown bushcraft Month ago +1

    beautiful craftsmanship ! greetings Tub Germany

  • anikethan hathwar
    anikethan hathwar Month ago +1

    Makes want to try black smithing

  • Quinlan Fennell
    Quinlan Fennell Month ago +1

    Respect. Respect to you for carving out an existence, developing the skill, and organizing your resources in a way that allows you to create such beautiful and functional things. I envy you. I hope to somehow, in this life, do the same in my own way.

  • Rebel B TV
    Rebel B TV Month ago +1

    Who even needs a band saw lol bad ass man here

  • fabito16
    fabito16 Month ago +1

    Belíssimo trabalho ! Parabéns!!!

  • Tommaso Nieddu
    Tommaso Nieddu Month ago +1


  • руслан шарифов

    топором забивать и напильником..ровнять=3

  • Moorblume
    Moorblume Month ago +1

    You make your own luck - jeder ist seines Glückes Schmied

  • Wayne Parker
    Wayne Parker Month ago +1

    GREAT video!! It's clear you are a serious professional and know what you're doing. I don't even own a bearded axe and now I want to buy one!!