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Vintage Kent Pattern Axe 'Gilpin Chip Chop' No.1 - III

Regular price £55.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £55.00 GBP
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Vintage Kent Pattern Axe  
Forged by Gilpin in Cannock, UK

High Quality British Steel 
700 gram head 
Razor Sharp Convex Bevel

About the Axe 
A restored vintage Kent pattern axe head by Gilpin of Cannock

This is a top quality vintage axe, restored to a high standard with a razor sharp convex bevel, perfect for spoon carving, bowl carving and green woodwork. 

Carve your own handle and make yourself an axe to be proud of.

The edge retention of this steel is unrivalled, meaning these axes will hold their edge for longer than the vast majority of even the finest hand forged or axes, requiring less sharpening and providing hours of efficient carving.

Gilpin History

William Gilpin was an English tool manufacturer in Cannock, north of Birmingham. The firm operated 2 works near each other, Churchbridge Works and Wedges Mills. Gilpin operated from as early as 1834 to 1946

 These chip chop axes were forged in the early part of the 20th century from British Steel and were sold as carpentry and utility axes. They are renowned today for their high quality of steel and versatile carving 

Axe Safety

*This axe is extremely sharp, sharp enough to shave with! Please take care whilst handling and hanging this axe.

** You must be over 18 years of age to purchase this item. Age verification will be required before the item can be dispatched.