Early Iron Axe


SKU: S169 Category:


A very nice antique American iron hand axe from the late Jim Dresslar Collection, relic hunter and owner of the American Frontier Museum in Bargersville, Indiana. Mr. Dresslar had an outstanding collection of relics dating from the pre-historic period up to and including Wounded Knee. His collection contained a large and comprehensive display of, amongst other items, Trade Silver, Powder Horns, Indian Guns, Kentucky Rifles, Stone artifacts, Accoutrements, Frontier Knives, etc. He died in 2011, creating a void in our collecting community yet providing a vast number of relics to be passed down to present, and future collectors. A real piece of history that would display nicely, in anyone’s collection.  There is no doubt, in our minds, the haft is old, and of the period.  The head has been tightened using a large, early, hand forged square nail


Overall Length: 11.2″

Blade Width: 3.17″


Condition: Iron has a wonderful dark aged patina with some light pitting, and both axe tips have been broken off, during its period of use – Wood haft has a great, well worn, mellow aged patina, and a little loose, probably due to shrinkage


Questions: Call 801-554-5120

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