This article has a little bit of metal working and a little bit of wood working involved. It is the supreme repurposing of a tool in to a new and more impressive tool or weapon. I love the idea of being able to take old tools and turn them into new, better tools. That is a skill that will serve anyone in a survival situation. This process looks like it takes some serious equipment to work the metal but it does bring into question the idea of buying metal working equipment.
I also like the idea of understanding how to make a basic ax. The process of affixing a new head is included in this article as well. I think it s amazing how any process seems like magic until you see it and even better do it.