story of American axes written by one of the leading collectors
and authorities in the field, identifies the great variety of North
American axes dating from the Colonial period to the present. Detailed
drawings and diagrams of the construction and production of the
basic types of axes, such as the American fellings or chopping axes
and the two styles of hewing axe - the goosewing and broadaxe- are
show. It also includes a roster of all known American axe manufacturers
since the 18th century, a glossary, and notes on the care of axes.