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French m1833 Boarding Axe
All French Boarding Axes share the same key features - a curved blade balanced with a four-sided spike of diamond cross-section and with front and rear langets. These remained common throughout the years, although the arc of the cutting edge varied as did the length, thickness and downward curvature of the spike, and the length and shape of the langets
In 1833 the Ministry of War commissioned a new suite of weapons for the navy which included a revised cutlass, boarding axe, pike and boarding knife with a new model pistol following soon after. This was known as the Système 1833 suite of weapons. The 1833 boarding axe was specified by the Ministry of War with a comprehensive set of dimensions covering every aspect of the blade, langets and belt hook.
Very good condition with no movement in the head. Shows nice age, an evenly oxidized blade with thick patina, original haft with wear and scattered marks. The head is stamped with the number 12, most likely a rack marking....Read full description