Late Hellenistic silver tetradrachm of the island of Tenedos (off the northwestern coast of Anatolia). Obverse: a janiform head of Zeus and Hera; reverse: a double axe. Ca. 100-70 BCE. Photo credit: Exekias/Wikimedia Commons.
Single bit axes changed with regions and the kind of trees that the axe men encountered as they moved across the North American continent. Some trees needed a wider bit, others a narrower bit and blacksmiths made these adjustments at the request of the “choppers”. Note the different regional styles of axe heads in Sloane’s drawing. In 1969, the Mann Axe Company had over 70 patterns that they could make.
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