This is not a forged piece, but rather cast. I use a special clay to create the mold and pour the molten bronze into it. The bronze is a similar ratio of tin and copper to what ancient weapons were found to use. This is not from any industrial alloys that you see today. I measure each one out per pour. This is a typical result but there are some variations between individual axes, and that is what you want anyway! These are $25 a piece and come with a black leather cord.