And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
That has to be the weirdest axe if seen yet. Intriguing.ReplyDelete
looks a little flimsy to me.ReplyDelete
I was wondering how long it was...ReplyDelete
Foot Soldier’s Axe, 1700, Art Institute of Chicago: Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance
George F. Harding Collection
Size: L. 100.3 cm (39 ½ in.) Blade L. 27.9 cm (11 in.) Wt. 2 lb. 11 oz.
Medium: Steel and wood (ash)
Probably Marine Corps model, notice the excessive ornamentation. Can't be Air Force, the handle implys physical labor.ReplyDelete
The Marine Corps model wouldn't have a blade, just a hunk of steel with spikes in it.
This is an Army Staff Officer's Axe, mainly for drill & ceremonies dog and pony shows.
From the hollow handle to the wonky attachment to the weird blade, it looks like an overall failure waiting to happen.ReplyDelete