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Cooper's Broad Ax


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This broad ax was a tool used by a cooper to trim staves, etc. Also known as a Cooper's side axe, it is a short one-handed axe that has a long cutting edge intended for the initial dressing of staves and heading pieces that make up a wooden cask.

Width: 4 1/4" Length: 9 1/2"

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