Forged Hewing Axe- Head weight is about 3 lbs 13 ounces. It has about an 8.5 inch cutting edge. The eye is a twisted offset eye so if and when you need to re handle the axe you can use a straight handle instead of having to carve a curved offset handle. The handle is 20 inches long hand carved out of ash. I forge these out of mild steel for the body with high carbon steel forge welded on the back side for the cutting edge. The line you see on the backside is not a crack, it is the seem between the mild and high carbon steel.