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Object Name Broadax
Catalog Number 1993.8.99
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Cast iron; wood
Dimensions H-25.5 W-7.5 D-3.5 inches
Description This is a n European pattern broadax. It is a one handed ax with a cutting edge extending forward and aft of the poll. The forward extension tapers to a point. The blade is beveled on one side only. The handle curves to the right of the blade, fitting into hexagonal extended poll.
Notes Not produced extensively in US, imported in quantity primarily for collectors. This axe was stolen from collections storage in the summer of 1995 and returned later by state police.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Tools
Construction equipment
Search Terms Jefferson County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS