Saturday, September 12, 2015

Old Ax Heads with Hafts by Steve Boyleston

The very pitted head was excavated in Quebec about 20 years ago. Virtually all of the early dug tomahawks were English or French, this one is definitely French, circa 1710, forged from iron not cast steel. The second is an import as well fourth quarter of the 18 th century, being a hammer pole. It was really used and has heavy pitting as well. The handle was designed after a New England War Club. Both are stocked in a few of my last pieces of Slippery Rock, a Maple from Gerald Gutchess. They have acid and linseed oil finish on them.

Copy and photos supplied by Steve Boyleston.

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