Toronto -- A Canadian company is creating designer wood-chopping axes starting at $200 and selling for up to $500 at a New York outlet.
Graeme Cameron, 38, and Peter Buchanan-Smith, 38, the New York-based designer who paints, varnishes and stains the axes, said the tools are specially designed to cut through even the most difficult pieces of wood, the Toronto Star reported Friday.
"Anyone who thinks it is just art is very wrong," Cameron said. "These are very powerful axes."
The pair, who founded the company in May 2009, said their products, available only at Partners & Spade in New York, have been featured in design magazines, The New York Times and an upcoming design show in London.