French 1833 Naval Boarding Axe (MEW1146)
French 1833 Naval Boarding Axe While the model 1833 was made in great numbers, they are rarely seen today. Blade width from center of axe to point of spice is 10 3/4". The total length from the base of the haft to the top of pas the axe head is 20 1/2". Only markings on head is two anchor markings. According to some references, these were sold to the Boston Naval yard as surplus pre Civil War. Very good condition and a very scarce boarding axe!