Offset hewing axe, ca. 1860

Contributed by Davistown Museum


A nice example of a welded steel axe, this is our first example of a John King axe with the imprint in the iron rather than on a paper label. King may have made axes as early as 1877. Information on John King and the John King Axe Company is available in the Registry of Maine Toolmakers on our website. This axe was located by Dana Phillippi of Liberty, Maine at a Burnham auction, October 2001.
Size: 6 1/2" long, 5 5/8 wide cutting edge, no handle.

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About This Item

  • Title: Offset hewing axe, ca. 1860
  • Creator: John King
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Oakland, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Forged iron and weld steel
  • Local Code: 12801T12
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime V
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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