Hand Forged Ship Builders Axe

$124.95

Hand Forged in the USA

19 inch long handle.

The weight of the head is about 1.5 lbs

The overall weight with the handle is about 2.0 lbs.

The Handle is dark Brown

Description

A shipwright’s tool, the ship builder’s axe came in a variety of shapes and sizes. The shape of the blade depended on the function of the axe. The edge of the blade was either straight or curved, most being curved; The angle of the blade also varied depending on whether hard or softer wood was to be cut. A thinner blade was required for the hardest woods. Ours also has a hammer poll as did many of the originals. The head is 4 inches along the cutting edge and 6 inches long across the top of the blade.

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