Splitting axe

identifier

ID 74

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 86.0543 L=90cm WD=21cm WD(blade)max.=7,5cm WT=3670gr. Inscription: Stanley 3000.
description

The splitting axe is used to split firewood. It consists of a straight handle of approx. 70-80 cm and a heavy (3-4 kg) iron with a triangular cross section, in which, at the end, an eye is forged. The cut is often longer than the body itself is high.

The splitting axe is never hit (cf. splitting wedge with handle).

See also splitting wedge. [MOT]