Axe’s

The Anglo Saxon ship that was buried at Sutton Hoo was of course made out of wood, a widely available, buoyant, and relatively easily worked substance that was the material of choice for ship-building from the earliest times right up until the beginning of the nineteenth century when traditional wooden hulls were gradually replaced with…

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Holly Mallets

We were introduced to working with a Holly Mallet by Damian Goodburn some time ago and have been using them ever since. A holly mallet is made from the natural branch growth of a holly tree. When making a Holly mallet the tree is chosen because of the way it grows. The thing to look…

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