Single-edge Axe Head

Old hand- forged axe head

Located in the Blacksmith Shop, Glen Haven, this axe head is from the 1860s. Created of wrought iron, the head has a steel edge, a very modern update for its era. Steel contains an alloy of iron and carbon whereas wrought iron is composed entirely of iron. Its wedge shape provided a more durable design that could be sharpened to a finer edge.

Last updated: October 20, 2020

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