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A SMALL AXE, UNDERWOOD, 56 HAYMARKET, LONDON,...

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A SMALL AXE, UNDERWOOD, 56 HAYMARKET, LONDON, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with curved axe-blade formed with a sharp leading edge and struck with the maker’s details on one face, tapering rear pean, iron haft with moulded neck, fitted with a pair of tapering rounded hardwood panels with chequered grips over the lower portion and pierced at the base, complete with its leather cover with belt loop, 33.5 cm Provenance David Hayden-Wright (1936-2006) Henry Thomas Underwood is recorded at 56 Haymarket between 1822 until his death in 1860. Knives continued to be marked ‘Underwood’ until 1925 when the company ceased trading.

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