French antique tools - adze Y235
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 round headed hand forged bold to hold the head & handle together & there are two x makers stamps to the back of the blade- double stamped marks are a sign of a 1st quality tool from a French maker.
Size - The blade is 90mm wide & measures 315mm long, its an impressive piece.
Weight - 1.7kg
This adze is in authentic antique condition, the blade is sharp & has a chipped corner, 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.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.
All of our items are genuine vintage - that means they have been used, and have the normal wear and tear associated with a genuine vintage item. Please check all photos carefully as the photos form a large part of the condition description, and ask any questions you may have prior to your purchase. The ruler & Redhead box of matches in the photos are for a size comparison only, not for sale