Nessmuk Axe

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Product Description for Nessmuk Axe

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84518
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 16.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 3.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.75 in.
Item weight: 23.68 oz.
Blade: Antiqued 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Wrought iron recovered from an 1800s era wagon wheel
Handle: Buckskin wrapped maple
Description: This dramatic hawk from Raymond Richard was forged to shape, resulting in a well balanced, double edged head.
Explorer George Washington Sears, who was born in 1821, lived with Nipmuc Indians and learned skills of wilderness living. He is best known for his writings under the pen name of "Nessmuk", which dated from 1880 - 1890. During this time, he developed the famed knife pattern and this hawk pattern.
From edge to edge, the head measures 5 1/2 inches. The cutting edges are approx. 3 in. wide. The haft measures 16 1/4 inches. The hand forged, patinaed head has elegant lines. The lower half of the maple haft has wrapped in buckskin. The haft is finished off with a wrought iron ring created by Richard from an 1800s era wagon wheel. This double edged hawk is a wonderful addition to any hawk collection!

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