Oak Handled Boarding Ax, Made In The Washington Navy Yard

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Oak Handled Boarding Ax, Made In The Washington Navy Yard

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Title:  

Oak Handled Boarding Ax, Made In The Washington Navy Yard
Date:
C. 1800s
Publisher/Studio:
Washington Navy Yard

Content Description: 

On this ax, the blade is marked 'NYW' over the initials of the naval officer who inspected the weapon. The markings on the reverse of the blade indicate that the weapon was returned to the New York Navy Yard in 1832 for inventory or refurbishing.

Physical Description: 

Material: Oak (handle).

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0035

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