Being offered for sale is the antique SHIP CARPENTERS' BROAD AXE (also called "KENT AXE" or "KENT TYPE" and "SHIP PATTERN BROAD AXE") stamped/by "AMOSKEAG AX CO." of New Hampshire, from circa the early -to- mid 19th century (best guess - 1879 at latest, as this is when the Underhill Company bought them out), 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!
The axe head is in Good/VG antique condition with moderate overall wear from normal use over the years but NO breaks or repairs. Very minimal rust and just small areas of minor pitting throughout. Blade is nice & smooth and quite sharp. Handle is chewed up at top and head is very loose (approx. 1/4" play/wobble) but remains securely attached and otherwise, it is solid & strong with no breaks or repairs. It looks to be either original or at least very old. A replacement handle would be advised prior to any practical use but as a collector's/display piece, it's perfect as-is! Simply gorgeous, rich patina to both steel & wood. Really, one killer axe! See pics.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT:
Measures 29" long, overall. Head is 10-3/8" wide, butt to blade. Blade is 6-5/8" tall, point -to- point. Butt is 2-9/16" x 1-3/16". Total weight is 5 lbs. 14.5 oz..
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