Vintage Kent Pattern Axe Gilpin 'Chip Chop' No.1 ~ III
Vintage Kent Pattern Axe
Forged by Gilpin of Cannock, Birmingham, UK
High Quality British Steel
750 gram head / 12" Elm Haft
Razor Sharp Convex Bevel
About the Axe
A restored vintage Kent pattern axe by Gilpin with a 12" Elm handle and razor sharp convex bevel
This is a top quality vintage axe, restored to a high standard perfect for spoon carving, bowl carving and green woodwork.
The edge retention of this steel is unrivalled.
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
*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.