Im posting this from the old computer.
I hand forged, welded and sold these from used up 26 inch saw mill blade, blade/teeth are heat treated and tempered, trowel edge is hammered and has a slight curve at the end for less drag, handles are Hickory riveted firmly to the tool head's shank, shank is 3/4 of the way into the handle for strenght,.
still trying to find the pictures of the solid forged ones, some have Hickory handles, others are Maple.
I no longer make these to sell but can teach others how to.
Edited by trowel, March 03, 2012 - 10:54 AM.