McConnell Log Cabin: Used Broad Axe | Historic Brattonsville - Episode 3


The broad axe is believed to be of Viking origin dating to early Scandinavia. It was used as both a weapon and a tool. It is likely that Scots-Irish would have been familiar with its use before coming to America. The broad axe was used to trim the logs, making them flat and square. 

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