This hand forged shingle froe is made to order. A traditional woodworking and wood splitting tool, a shingle froe is held from above and strikes from a wooden mallet drive the blade down through the wood being split along the grain. Once the split is established, in many woods the handle can be worked back and forth like a lever to encourage continued splitting. The most effective design on the cutting edge for this tool is a slightly convex contour to an edge that is slightly dulled. A froe is not meant to cut into the wood that is being split. Instead it gives a mechanical assist helping the wood split down along the grain.
On our shingle froe, the blade is approximately 14-15 inches in length and 2-2 1/4" inches tall with hammered and sharpened edge. The eye is made by drawing out the steel and hammering it round, with the bottom opening slightly wider the the top to allow the tool head to sit on the tapered handle end. It weighs approximately 3 pounds and we have made it from 5160 spring steel that is 1/4" thick and quenched in oil.
The size, shape, and weight of this item means we must charge an additional $10 shipping fee to our flat rate shipping rate to accommodate for the actual cost of shipping it.