Historic Tools of North Castle

Barking Hatchet

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a Goosewing headed ax named for the unique handmade ax head cut out which resembles a goose in flight. The Goosewing archetype was brought to Pennsylvania by German settlers and was the earliest of the types of hewing axes used in the country.  The purpose of this type of axes was to square up logs.


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Catalog Items:

Item T34

Location:Panel 17
Length: 31 in
Width: 16 in
Weight: 817 g