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This Well Documented British Royal Navy Boarding Ax "Tomahawk Style" was used and virtually Unchanged from the French Indian Wars of the 1750's thru to the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars to 1850 When the Royal Navy Adopted a New Style and Model of Boarding Ax. This Model of British Royal Navy Boarding Ax Has Been Found Virtually Around the World Wherever British Royal Navy, East Indiamen, and Privateers Sailed. It was also the Mainstay Boarding Ax Used by Privateers and the Colonial American Navy Pre and Post Revolutionary Periods.


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British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816 British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816

Above photo illustrates both obverse and reverse sides of a British Royal Navy Boarding Ax Found in Australia by The Pirate's Lair and is now in our private collection. Handle is made of ash wood and ax head is well marked. This model of Boarding Ax is well documented in all research studies and guides, particularly in "Boarders Away".



British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816 British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816

Above photos illustrate the obverse and reverse ax heads. Note the in-service damage which we believe was intentional so as to ensure that this Boarding Axe was certainly taken out of service and un-usable..



British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816 British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816

Above photos illustrate the obverse and reverse ax heads. Note the in-service damage.



British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816

Note on the photo above the three (3) Broad Arrow marks just below the damage indicating British Government Property In-Service on the blade barely but still discernable through the aged pitting.

The first "in service" Broad Arrow mark is located directly below the damage and it is pointing down - this is the first mark indicating Government Property In-Service.

The next two Broad Arrow marks are touching tip-to-tip just to the bottom left of the first arrow mark indicating that this piece of equipment was taken out-of-service.

Additionally we have noticed a number of out-of-service British Boarding Axes with very similar gashes in their blades and we believe that this was intentional damage to ensure that the axes remained unusable.



British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1750-1816

Photo above shows the British Royal Crown above the initials "BO" for Board of Ordinance, and below that partly obscured by the damage is the manufacturers name which appears to be REDDELL.





 
British Royal Navy Boarding Ax ca 1800-1850 - Ax #11
Well marked, rare, and in excellent condition British Royal Navy Boarding Ax Originally Found in Australia! Typical very early-mid 19th Century Napoleonic/War of 1812 style with slightly lobed langets and tomahawk head. Broad Arrow clearly seen along with Royal Crown Cipher ith initials "BO" below for Board of Ordinance. Ash handle with ball butt with signs of "scraping" which was used to clean the wood.
 
British Royal Navy Boarding Ax 1800-1850
 Total Length: 24.5" long
Head: 8" long
Blade: 2.5" wide
Spike: 4" long.
 
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