This axe could have remained plain
like most axes but the maker wished to embellish it with
his artistic touch.
decorations are deep and must have been punched while the iron
was red hot.
It has an applied steel cutting
edge which measures six inches from front to back. It is a
hewing axe and is decorated on only one side. This fine piece of
art in the form of an axe originated in Bulgaria.
I have been
carefully cleaning it and will haft it for use in woodworking
demonstrations I do for Ozark National Scenic Riverways,
National Park Service.
James E. Price