"Liberty and Law" Parade Axe

Rare 19th century "Liberty and Law" parade axe, with patriotic shields carved and painted on either side of the axe head. All original and in sound condition with expected wear. The shields were exceptionally dirty. We carefully cleaned and scraped the dirt and grime off of the recessed white stripes and washed the axe heads with mild soap and water. Otherwise, the axe is as found, with no restoration or repainting. Approx. 48" long.
 
The rule of law has long been considered to be a fundamental element of liberty by Liberal theorists since it is difficult to evaluate justice, an essential element of liberty, without considering the law. This parade axe was obviously carried by a person who shared that philosophy during the re-awakening of liberal political theory following the Civil War, with even Republicans forming a liberal party to oppose re-election of President Grant in 1872. More photos available upon request. (CM-5)
 
$720
 
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"Liberty and Law" Parade Axe
 
"Liberty and Law" Parade Axe

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