Whether you have a wood stove or a fireplace, cleaning the ash out is something we all have to do, and what better way to do that than with a hand-forged ash shovel?
The handle is made of 3/8″ mild steel and 16 gauge sheet metal for the ash pan. The handle is attached with 2 hand-forged rivets to secure it in place.
Shovel pan measures 5″ wide for the large, and around 3 1/4″ for the small, and both are 6 1/2″ deep making it a great size for cleaning out your fireplace or wood stove.
Length is approximately 29″, so long enough for what you need without being too long.
You have a choice on the type of twist you’d like, or no twist if you prefer, and also a handle choice. Check the images for reference.
No Twist – No twist is done to the center of the fire poker and it remains square.
Plain – A plain twist is the fire poker twisted to give a classic look.
Veined – This twist is done with all 4 sides chiseled first and then twisted to give a veined look which adds depth.
Reverse – A reverse twist is like a plain twist only that the twist continues back and forth in opposing directions. It’s kind of mesmerizing.
Stair – The stair twist is done by chiseling a line on all 4 sides and cutting in cubes on two opposing corners. It’s then twisted to give the look of a spiral staircase.
Volute – The handle is tapered to a point and a small curl is added at the end called a volute.
Curl – This handle tapers down in thickness and is thinner than the volute handle. It features a simple curl on the end.