This is an original thru out French boarding axe of the mid 19. Imported and used by many countries including during the US civil war. It has great patina with original haft and much original black paint.
Head has a period stamped number 12 which could be a rack or serial number. In addition there is a dime size circular casting depression which could be a marking but is unreadable.
Complete with Original curved belt hook. 22 inch OAL and head measures 81/4 inches.About as untouched condition as you will ever find. The item "Excellent French Mod 1833 Naval Boarding Axe Civil War era AX" is in sale since Sunday, February 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "cuttoe" and is located in Harrison, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Uruguay.