Through the Fire
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This ancient looking, battle worn fireman’s axe was made by master artisan Daniel Stuart and is symbolic not only of the physical challenges that our brave fireman face but also of the inner fire that we all must face to create our better selves. Let it be a reminder that sometimes in order to save ourselves we need to knock down walls and face the flames. The worn axe head and wrapped handle is a snapshot into our past and reveals that destruction is the opposite side of creation.
Each original piece was forged in steel and then castings were made from high-grade, lead-free pewter. Pewter is one of the oldest man-made alloys in the world, dating as far back as the beginning of the Bronze Age. It’s been used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, early Norse and many other civilizations as well.
Each piece is hand finished to keep the fine details and rugged look of the original then lacquered for protection. It won't change color but will wear slightly over time giving it a beautiful antique and worn look that only adds to the story and gives the wearer a great visual conversation starter. Connection and conversation is the point of these unique handmade jewelry pieces.
- Daniel Stuart
Note: the cord wrapped handle on the finished piece will be pewter as well once the casting process is complete. It will look much like the Anchor or Maui Hook pieces found in the Primeval Artifacts category.