This is a sort of prototype of a hatchet design I've had kicking around in my head forever now. Apparently I'm not the first one to try out this kind of shape though. The first thing one of the guys I work with said when he saw what I was doing was "oh yeah, I've made one of those." I don't remember exactly how I responded, but I'm sure it was with something indignant. This started out as a huge chunk of 1-1/2" (that's one and a half inches) round 1050 steel. Approximately 3 hours to forge, and maybe 6 or so for finishing. Handle is dyed curly maple with brass pins. Approximately 16-1/2" from tip to handle end.