1 of 4
The adze arrived in excellent order, ironically at almost the same time as a Narex equivalent which I ordered as it looked as if the wait for this one would be indefinite! (A web search suggests that as I write supply problems are not confined to Woodlore). So an expensive mistake on my part but it allows for a comparison. The Narex is slightly bigger and heavier, with only a single bevel on the blade, it comes with a small blade protection sheath, and is less than half the price. BUT - the S.Djarv product is far sharper and pretty much ready for use out of the box. The other does work, but in my opinion it will need work on the blade to be fully functional. As an Adze novice, they have had their first uses by me hollowing out a tree stump to make a plant container, the S Djarv adze is clearly better. Is it more than twice the price better? My rather subjective view is that for a piece of kit which should last a lifetime, yes. The problem is getting hold of one. It would be nice if it came with a blade sheath.
Arthur Owens30th March, 2018