Collecting Axes and Antique Hatchets

Collection of antique hatchets and vintage axes shows varied use of simple but essential farm tools.

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A double-bitted cruiser’s axe with leather case that once belonged to David’s father. “This was an axe made for a timber cruiser,” David says. “He’d use it to blaze the trees that were to be cut for logs or girdled (thinned).”