Rare Odd Fellows hand axe
with heart in hand decorations on both sides. Lodge number 72.
Odd Fellows standard size axes are relatively common, but hand
axes are quite unusual and rare. (Note that the size and shape
of the blade head distinguishes a hand axe from a hatchet). This
axe had multiple spots of white paint on the blade from a careless
painter that we carefully scraped off one by one and then touched
up some of the resultant small scrape marks with clear satin
varnish. Handle is 20" L and blade 10 3/8" W x 10 3/8"
H. There is an old, stable, age line that extends vertically
down from the top of the blade approximately 3 ¾"
on one side and 1 5/8" on the other side. There are scattered
areas of paint loss on the handle and blade of the axe that could
easily be touched up if desired. (CN-25)