Antique French tools - adze Y233
Up for sale is an unusual antique FRENCH ADZE of unusual construction, similar to a stirrup adze but with a bolt & wedge.
There is a rose headed hand forged bold to hold the head & handle together & there are many hammer blow marks & striations from the hand forging process.
Size - The blade is 100mm wide & measures 310mm long, its an impressive piece.
Weight - 1.65kg
This adze is in authentic antique condition, the blade is sharp, the original handle has some old woodworm but they are long gone, if one was intending to use this tool you would need to re handle it, however it makes for a great collectors piece just as is. This adze was part of the Longfils tool collection & purchased in France in 2019.
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