Edge Tools, Axes, English

The collection contains many examples of edge tools made by both major national tool companies and local blacksmiths.

Axe page from the Sheffield Illustrated List, 1888
Axe page from the Sheffield Illustrated List, 1888
Axe page from the Sheffield Illustrated List, 1888
Axe page from the Sheffield Illustrated List, 1888
0152AG
I.Sorby (Mr.Punch brand) No.0 steel polled hand axe from a railway coachbuilder’s kit Inventory No.0152AG
Morticing axe by Brades & Co
Morticing axe by Brades & Co., Approx. 4lb in weight, 11.3/4″ long, 1.3/4″ edge, incorrect handle. Inventory No.0343RF
Morticing axe by Brades & Co.
Morticing axe by Brades & Co., Approx. 4lb in weight, 11.3/4″ long, 1.3/4″ edge, incorrect handle, detail of head showing maker’s mark. Inventory No.0343RF
Long felling axe by I.Harrison
Long felling axe by I.Harrison, weight approx. 7lb, 17.1/2″ long, 3″ edge. Inventory No.0344RF
Long felling axe by I.Harrison
Long felling axe by I.Harrison, weight approx. 7lb, 17.1/2″ long, 3″ edge. Detail of head showing maker’s mark. Inventory No.0344RF
Edward Elwell 4.1/2lb Export pattern axe head
Edward Elwell 4.1/2lb Export pattern axe head, for South American market, slightly oval eye. Inventory No.0357AG
Edward Elwell 3.1/2lb Export pattern axe head
Edward Elwell 3.1/2lb Export pattern axe head for the South American Market. Inventory No.0358AG
Cornelius Whitehouse, Hedgehog Brand Royal Oak 7lb English pattern felling axe.
Cornelius Whitehouse, Hedgehog Brand Royal Oak 7lb English pattern felling axe head, unused. Original price marked on reverse side 28/3d. Inventory No.0359AG
Butcher's pole axe by I.Harrison
Butcher’s pole axe by I.Harrison. Inventory No.0382AG
4lb Butcher's pole axe by I.Harrison.
4lb Butcher’s pole axe by I.Harrison. Inventory No.0382AG
4lb Coachmaker's side axe by I.Sorby
4lb Coachmaker’s side axe by I.Sorby, Mr.Punch trademark. Inventory No.0383RF
4lb Coachmaker's side axe by I.Sorby
4lb Coachmaker’s side axe by I.Sorby, Mr.Punch trademark. Detail of head showing maker’s marks. Inventory No.0383RF
4lb Coachmaker's side axe by W.Gilpin, Wedges Mills.
4lb Coachmaker’s side axe by W.Gilpin, Wedges Mills. Inventory No.0384RF
4lb Coachmaker's side axe by W.Gilpin, Wedges Mills.
4lb Coachmaker’s side axe by W.Gilpin, Wedges Mills. Detail of head showing maker’s mark. Inventory No.0384RF
3lb Lincolnshire pattern side axe by James Howarth, Broomspring Works, Sheffield
3lb Lincolnshire pattern side axe by James Howarth, Broomspring Works, Sheffield. 23.1/2″ handle. Inventory No.0389RF
3lb Lincolnshire pattern side axe by James Howarth, Broomspring Works, Sheffield.
3lb Lincolnshire pattern side axe by James Howarth, Broomspring Works, Sheffield. 23.1/2″ handle. Detail of head. Inventory No.0389RF
7lb Long felling axe, 14.1/4" long x 3" edge, 36"handle.
7lb Long felling axe, 14.1/4″ long x 3″ edge, 36″ handle. No maker’s mark. Inventory No.0390CM
7lb Long felling axe, 14.1/4" long x 3" edge, 36"handle. No maker's mark
7lb Long felling axe, 14.1/4″ long x 3″ edge, 36″handle. No maker’s mark. Detail of head. Inventory No.0390CM
4lb side axe by William Swift.
4lb side axe by William Swift. William Swift was originally from Seal, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent. This axe is marked WS with the crown and also ‘the Genuine WS’ and was made in the Midlands after the firm was bought out and production was moved. Inventory No.0391RF
4lb side axe by William Swift.
4lb side axe by William Swift. William Swift was originally from Seal, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent. This axe is marked WS with the crown and also ‘the Genuine WS’ and was made in the Midlands after the firm was bought out and production was moved. Detail of head. Inventory No.0391RF