GILPIN Ships Axe *SOLD*

Code: 2792s3

A scarce ship or Shipwrights axe by William GILPIN of Cannock.

Also sometimes referred to as a Mastmakers or blocking axe.

The round shouldered blade is marked 'W GILPIN WEDGES MILLS WARRANTED 2' on one cheek and stamped 'C 71' on the other.

21/4 by 11/4 inch oblong poll, 53/16 " wide at the cutting edge.

127/16 inches from the poll to the cutting edge.

Good, probably original, hardwood shaft, 251/2 inches overall length.

This axe is 6 lb 23/oz or 2790 grams in total weight.

May require sharpening before use.

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