The Ship Carpenter's Adze is specifically designed for hewing timbers. The blade is curved in both axis directions, enabling a concave slice, when striking the timber surface. When used in conjunction with scarf slick and the Montana Hewing knife, your timbers will have a terrific hand-hewn look. Hand-forged toughness makes this an incredible adze to use. Comes with a custom fit handle made of American Hickory, 34" long. 4½" cutting edge. Note: Snap-lock leather guard is included. Made in Canada.