Being offered for sale is the antique ICE HARVESTING AXE (with pick/spike end) stamped "UNDERHILL EDGE TOOL CO." (at one side of head, see 3rd pic), of Boston, Mass. circa 1852-1879 (year of company's inception - year of company's name & location change, as per info found at davistownmuseum.org), as seen in the pictures/as described in the title. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES. Being offered for sale AS-FOUND, uncleaned. May require a thorough detailing to bring to its full potential. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back...no questions asked!
Very Good/VG+ antique condition with minor -to- moderate overall wear but NO breaks or repairs. Head has minimal rust and areas of moderate pitting throughout (see pics). Blade edge is a little uneven/wavy toward the bottom corner but is more or less smooth, with just one or two ultra tiny nicks and is very sharp. Spike tip is nice & pointy. Head is firmly attached to handle but has a tiny, approx. 1/32" wobble (we leave the decision to stiffen it up or not for you to decide). Handle may or may not be original but certainly has some age to it...regardless, it is absolutely gorgeous and in outstanding condition. Hard to explain but she just fits & feels so perfect in your hands. Oh and how about them curves & proportions?! Extraordinary & rare axe!! See pics.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT:
Measures 25" long, overall. Head is 12-5/8" wide, blade to spike. Blade is 2-7/8" tall, tip -to- tip. Weighs 2 lbs. 11.5 oz..
PLEASE NOTE: The inflated shipping cost for this item is to help offset the high price of insuring the package at full purchase price. Please take this into consideration and work it into your offer(s).
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