• Image of No2 size Cooper's Adze
  • Image of No2 size Cooper's Adze
  • Image of No2 size Cooper's Adze

Cooper's No.2 Adze

A fundamental, almost symbolic tool of the Cooper's trade, The coopers adze has evolved over literally millennia to take the form we now see.

My Adze are based closely on the classic tools produced by the great "Mathiesons" tools company of Glasgow. The size offered here is a "No.2", that features a straight cutting edge, a consistently curving body and a hammer faced poll. The tool weighs around 1.5kg

The prototypes for these were developed in close partnership with a renowned master cooper and extensively trailed at various cooperages throughout Scotland.

Forged from a single piece of Carbon steel with no electric welds, the form of the adze is extremely close in many regards to the finest tools of the past. The simple Ash handles have been specially turned for me from Ash and has been based closely on classic handle designs of old examples. Surface treated with a hot bath in natural Linseed oil at 150 degrees. This temperature helps the oil to penetrate into the surface of the wood and polymerises the oil causing it to effectively cure and dry.

Whilst these tools are intended for use within the Coopering trade, it is easy to imagine other applications.

These Adze are forged and finished entirely by hand, by myself at my workshop in England. Some aspects of heat treatment is outsourced to local experts with specialist equipment.

This listing is for individual sales, if your cooperage has a demand for bulk orders please have your manager contact me directly.

All of my tools are stored in dirty workshop environments for a time before dispatch and users working within the food and drink industries may wish to clean the tools before putting them to use.

This is a made to order listing so please be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks to receive your order.

If this tool is being shipped to a residential address within the UK, you will be required by law to prove you are over 18 years old.