Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Une Hache Nouvelle

Blade 115mm, 200mm long.

New to me that is, I actually think it's quite old.  I bought it at the weekend from Tony Bryant who comes over from France every year with a load of old French tools that he ferrets out in junk, antique shops and attic sales.
I like the fact that the eye is tapered like a pick-axe, so the handle will be fitted from the top.  I've roughed out a handle from some quick-grown Ash that Wocko gave me - it had been growing on his cess pit so let's hope it's not s**t!
A PITIE apparently means MERCILESS.


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