Object StatementWoodchopping axe and cover, 'Champion Axe' no.5, steel / wood / leather / paper, made by Fayette R Plumb Inc, Philadelphia or St Louis, United States of America, 1933-1942, awarded to Tom Kirk, place unknown, 1950
Physical DescriptionWoodchopping axe and cover, "Champion Axe" No.5, , steel / wood / leather, made by Fayette R Plumb Inc., Philadelphia or St Louis, United States of America, 1933-1942, part of Tom Kirk Collection
This single-blade axe has a curved wooden handle and a steel head stamped with the Plumb Champion Axe logo. The logo includes an axeman standing on a log, axe held in mid-swing as if competing in an under-hand contest, with a large wax seal behind him. The number 5 stamped on the head probably indicates that its weight is five pounds.
MarksUnder the log in the logo: PLUMB / CHAMPION AXE. On the seal in the logo: QUALITY / SEAL. Stamped into the back of the head: MADE IN / USA. Stamped into the thick edge of the head: 5.