Contributed by Davistown Museum
The Registry of Maine Toolmakers lists Amos Hight as working between 1832-56. Perhaps he was related to George Hight of Gorham, also making edge tools and knives as early as 1815. This ax was located by Dana Phillippi of Liberty, Maine.
Size: 10 3/4" long, 6" wide cutting edge. Nicely offset handle.
Signed: "A. HIGHT SCARBORO"
A hewing axe (occasionally called a felling axe) refers to an axe that is beveled only on side. Hewing a timber normally means to flatten the side or make the timber thinner.
About This Item
- Title: Hewing Axe
- Creation Date: circa 1800
- Subject Date: circa 1800
- Town: Scarborough
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Forged iron with steel cutting edge
- Local Code: 12801T5
- Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime III
- Object Type: Physical Object
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PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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