A traditionally crafted carver’s mallet. The head is genuine Lignum Vitae which is greatly valued for its density, hardness and durability. A well shaped and comfortable turned ash handle completes the mallet.
2 September 2017
Lignum malletCareless attention to manufacture. Glue left where the handle joins the head. The head where it is cut from the lathe is left unoiled and raw....with vice marks left in and more glue, and the hole in the handle looks as though it's been gouged out with a rusted nail, leaving splinters around the edges. Handle comfortable to hold? Absolutely not. No one, much less a craftsman, drills holes in a mallet handle to hang it up with. It's like buying a Stanley chisel with a raised 'stanley' logo stamped on the handle. Again, it's attention to detail that keeps letting Axminster down. They need to keep a quality control on their suppliers. As for the weight, it's fine for clean work on joints especially when using butt chisels. The balance is good. It could have been a joy to use.....