Item C1 - Silkman & Tompkin Hewing Broad Ax.

This clean broad ax appears too have its original offset handle and is tight, without cracks or problems, other than a missing piece st the top of the handle hole (this has been filled tightly with wedges). The handle extends nearly 17 inches below the head. A left side hewing ax, it has a head with a slightly curved edge 11 ½ inches long and nearly 9” deep.. The head is evenly darkly tarnished, but is smooth, hand forged, and without rust or pitting. It is marked, “Silkman & /k Tompkin” and “Warranted / Cast Steel.” The EAIA DAT reports “Silkman & Tompkins (sic) working through 1870-71” in Providence, PA. Providence, Pennsylvania is near Scranton. “Silkman” is a common surname in that area, but I can find no record of this partnership. The ax, to my eye, looks older than the ca 1870 date in DAT. It is in great working condition. Good+



 Price  - $95.00

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