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Snedden's Fencing Products is a rural family business which began in 1994. We are a husband and wife team (Steve and Linda) and employ two of our sons (Matt and Jake) . With a background of fencing , logging , firewood , blacksmithing and general rural tasks coupled with a trade in boilermaking and post trade certificates in engineering design Steve has always enjoyed making life safer and easier with his ideas.
He began winning awards for his inventions in 1996 with the Mortice Safe Chainsaw Attachment - a patented world first - winning The Land National Farm Inventor of the Year 1996 along with a swag of other awards. Followed by the Ezy Rip Chainsaw Attachment becoming The Land National Farm Inventor Runner Up 1997 . Our Wire Needle Barb Wire Handling Tool came next with 4 awards including the Queensland Country Life Farm Inventor of the Year 1999. The Knockabout 6 in 1 Fencing Tool was soon to follow in 2001 winning The Land/Graincorp Farm Inventor of The Year , Queensland Country Life Farm Inventor of the Year and The Society of Engineering in Agriculture Award of Excellence - just to name a few.
We are proud to be keeping traditional axe making skills alive in Australia. We have been manufacturing axes since 2002 after a long period of research and development and a lifelong love of axes. Every step in the development of our axe range follows time honoured traditional methods and has been totally designed and overseen by Steve Snedden. Top quality alloys - nickel chrome moly (also used to make earth moving tynes for durability and strength) are used. We hand forge each axe to refine the grain structure in the steel for a superior cutting edge. They are heat treated to ensure the correct hardness and temper. Each head is individually hand shaped , sharpened to an all purpose edge ready to use. The grind is suitable for our Australian hardwoods. The handles have been ergonomically designed by Steve and manufactured in house from local spotted gum.
This series of axe head features the southern cross and a kangaroo. We have seen axes from our first series sell on ebay second hand for $700 and would only be approx. 10 years old. They are top quality handcrafted heirloom pieces.
We manufacture our products ourselves on our property in Clarence Town NSW where we have a blacksmith shop, metal fabrication shop, saw mill , lathe and woodworking sheds , leather work shop and office. We are very proud to not get our products mass produced overseas - they are made with pride in Australia. We use top quality Australian materials where possible and support Australian small businesses.
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Visit us by appointment only at Clarence Town NSW Australia.
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