"During the 'axe age' in America (arbitrarily 1850-1960) axes were a commodity of great importance. Today, only about five manufacturers remain in the U.S. and none in Canada. While the axe is not uniquely North American, its specific use in this land, along with the men who manufactured them, gave them a character all of their own." --from the Preface.
This well-illustrated book compiles the history of axes and their manufacturers in North America. Paperback, 160 pages.