It is most unusual but makes sense. So here I am, recreating this
First, make helve fit to the axe. draw the top eye hole out-line on top end of the helve then start whitering.
also, it seems so that to make shoulder on the on the neck, where the axe sleeve ends, seems to be common. I thought it is a good way to make the sleeve - neck line flash, so made it as so.
notice how rectangle like hexagon it is? Quite long and heavily tapered? this is quite good copy of the inside of the eye.
now, this is the part I am not suite sure, how it should be done. I understand that need to make the diagonal cross cuts on top end of helve. the question is do I need to cut it with saw, or just splitting it...?
I decided to go with just splits.
Then seat the axe and time to drive the wedge in.
But still, I can tell you for sure that this wedge makes excellent hold. Also because of the shape of wedge, it really should not be needing to glue the wedge to make sure that the wedge does not come out.
This was my first try to recreate this method and *still have some questions need an answer*. But I definitely have confidence on this and can see many benefits. well, I still need to swing this newly fitted axe to confirm what I am feeling of this wedge.
adding this as for revised version:
*still have some questions need an answer*
The one question I had at the time of writing this was "how thick the wedge suppose to be". the answer was on the book "Kirves". it is approximately 1/3 of eye size. so One I made was little too thick, but was close enough.
Still have question on how long it should be... Well, the answer might be on that book, I just need to spend more time reading it with dictionary on my hand.