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Underwood London Other Blades

BladesOther BladesUsed£ 575

Original Victorian Head Gamekeepers/ Forestry Axe With Folding Saw Blade By Underwood London. Sn 10974 - 10974

This Victorian axe no doubt a Head Gamekeepers or Forestry piece is in excellent condition. The steel shaft has rosewood scales which have with chequered panel grip sections is fitted with a steel axe head with 3 1/2" broad blade axe head and square hammer face. The axe blade is very faintly marked 'Underwood, 56 Haymarket London'. The scales have ribbed steel end caps at the bottom edge and the shaft is recessed to snugly fit a folding 9 1/4" steel saw blade. The ricasso of the blade is marked 'Underwood London'. Unfolded the axe and shaft measures 12 3/4" in length. When the saw blade is extended it measures 21 1/2" overall. Similar examples of this axe can be seen on pages 60-61 of the book Heritage Of English knives by Hayden-Wright and page 185 of the London Knife Book by Flook). The piece has aged patina throughout consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10974
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CategoryBlades
SubcategoryOther Blades
ConditionUsed
Price£ 575
Sale typeTrade
MakeUnderwood London
Manufactured YearVictorian
Your reference10974
Recommended UsageCollection item

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