Rare Antique Axe Broad Flatting Axe Goose Wing Hand Forged Collectible Tools
Axe, Broad Or Flatting Axe
Continental European Patter
Probably Made In Austria
Cutting Edge size: 30cm
Total Weight: 2 kg
This is mainly the Side Axe, such as the Wheel-Wright's and Cooper's Axes, and
is used for squaring logs or for making railway sleepers, and for squaring
structural timbers of all kinds.
A heavy Side Axe of handsome appearance, with the top of the blade pointed or
flared upwards (rather like the Goose Wing Axe) and the lower part 'bearded',
that is, overhanging the socket. In this it resembles the English Coachmaker's
Axe except that there is sometimes insufficient space between the "beard' and
the socket for the user's fingers.
The cutting edge size 30 cm, is bevelled on one side only.
It is still in fairly common use on the Continent of Europe.
A photos is worth thousands of words, so I've taken several pictures for more
details. Please look at the photos carefully.