Edge Tools, Axes, Blacksmith Made

In the South of England due to the many woodland trades carried out the local blacksmiths made a large variety of edge tools some of which were then copied by the national makers.

J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 6lb lopping axe
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 6lb lopping axe with cleft handle. Inventory No.0379AG
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 6lb lopping axe
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 6lb lopping axe with cleft handle. Detail of head. Inventory No.0379AG
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 4lb side axe.
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 4lb side axe. Inventory No.0387RF
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 4lb side axe.
J.Fenner, Boars Head, (East Sussex) 4lb side axe. Detail of head. Inventory No.0387RF

 

 

7lb Side axe by H.Fenner, Jarvis Brook (East Sussex).
7lb Side axe by H.Fenner, Jarvis Brook (East Sussex). Inventory No.0380AG
7lb Side axe by H.Fenner, Jarvis Brook
7lb Side axe by H.Fenner, Jarvis Brook (East Sussex). Detail of head. Inventory No.0380AG
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Side Axe Marked HF. Made in Crowborough, East Sussex by H.Fenner, from a local carpenter who knew the Fenners. Inventory No.0055AG
Blacksmith made wheelwright's axe marked Smith, Charing, (Kent).
Blacksmith made wheelwright’s axe marked Smith, Charing, (Kent). Inventory No.0447RF
Detail of maker's mark on blacksmith made wheelwright's axe marked Smith, Charing, (Kent).
Detail of maker’s mark on blacksmith made wheelwright’s axe marked Smith, Charing, (Kent). Inventory No.0447RF
4lb side axe by W.F.Malpass, Heathfield, East Sussex.
4lb side axe by W.F.Malpass, Heathfield, East Sussex. Inventory No.0340CM
4lb side axe by W.F.Malpass, Heathfield, East Sussex. Detail of maker's mark.
4lb side axe by W.F.Malpass, Heathfield, East Sussex. Detail of maker’s mark. Inventory No.0340CM
6lb side axe by Benjamin Johnson, Gill's Green, Nr.Hawkhurst, Kent.
6lb side axe by Benjamin Johnson, Gill’s Green, Nr.Hawkhurst, Kent. Inventory No.0341CM
6lb side axe by Benjamin Johnson, Gill's Green, Nr.Hawkhurst, Kent.
6lb side axe by Benjamin Johnson, Gill’s Green, Nr.Hawkhurst, Kent. Detail of maker’s mark. Inventory No.0341CM
5lb side axe by W.Tuppeny, Blackboys, East Sussex.
5lb side axe by W.Tuppeny, Blackboys, East Sussex. Inventory No.0342CM
5lb side axe by W.Tuppeny, Blackboys, East Sussex. Inventory No.0342CM
5lb side axe by W.Tuppeny, Blackboys, East Sussex. Detail of maker’s mark. Inventory No.0342CM
Side axe by B.Moss, weight approx.4.1/2lbs.
Side axe by B.Moss, weight approx.4.1/2lbs. Inventory No.0365AG
Side axe by H.Killick, Coolham (West Sussex), weight approx.3.1/2lbs.
Side axe by H.Killick, Coolham (West Sussex), weight approx.3.1/2lbs. Inventory No.0366AG
6lb Side Axe by Eade & Son
6lb Side Axe by Eade & Son, (Possibly Uckfield, E.Sussex). Inventory No.0381AG
6lb Side Axe by Eade & Son, (Possibly Uckfield, E.Sussex)
6lb Side Axe by Eade & Son, (Possibly Uckfield, E.Sussex). Detail of head. Inventory No.0381AG
4lb lopping axe with blacksmith's mark.
4lb lopping axe with blacksmith’s mark, unreadable, 26″ long handle. Inventory No.0388RF
4lb lopping axe with blacksmith's mark
4lb lopping axe with blacksmith’s mark, unreadable, 26″ long handle. Detail of head. Inventory No.0388RF