axes have a straight edge and thin blade with low angle of the
bevel face, suited for work in dry wood. The forged inward curve
from the heel to the lip of the head allows your hand to grip
almost straight above the center of the edge. This, and the long
straight cutting edge, gives rigidity, stability, and control
when cutting. Functions like a good heavy knife. The axe poll
is ground and can be used as a hammer.
head weighs 11/2 lb and has a 3 1/2" face. The axe has an
18" hickory handle and a grain-leather sheath.