Oh, to bring an axe to be, to hear it sing its ancient forest song.

An axe, even an exceedingly beautiful hand-forged axe, is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. In other words, it’s not the axe, it’s what you make with it.

All custom made axes are designed and developed by Master Timber Framer, Michael Yaker, Founder.

Mike Yaker, also known as Chief Bad Axe, has been a master timber framer for over 25 years.  He has designed and built dozens of structures across North America. He has felled the trees, and hewn the logs. He has fitted the joints.

He understands the value of a good tool.

All axes heads are made, one at a time, in a forge in Central Wisconsin, and each handle is split, crafted and finished at his worksop nearby.

The Maker Axe Company is the only American company founded by a master timber framer. We design and manufacture axes for those few hardy souls who have it in their hearts to make something special.

These axes are perfectly balanced and highly attuned vibrationally for productive and precise works. 

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