EAGLE EDGE TOOL CO Hatchet by William Hunt & Sons
A good EAGLE EDGE TOOL COMPANY small axe or hatchet by WILLIAM HUNT & SONS of Birmingham.
Marked 'EAGLE EDGE TOOL CO ENGLAND' with the Eagle trade mark on one side of the blade near the poll.
William Hunt & Sons acquired William Edwards & Sons, including their Eagle Edge Tool Co brand, in 1828. The Eagle brand was still being offered in a 1934 William Hunt & Sons, The Brades Ltd, export catalogue.
31/2 inches wide at the cutting edge.
Patches of the original dark red finish remain.
Previous owner's initials 'JL' to one cheek.
Very good hardwood handle.
51/2 inches from the poll to the cutting edge.
1lb 147/8oz (876g) total weight.
151/2 inches overall length.
A tidy example.
May require sharpening before use.