American Axe Wall Calendar 2024: A Calendar on the Cutting Edge (Calendar)
Celebrate the tool that built America.
A symbol of hard work, honesty, and simplicity, the axe was European settlers’ ticket to creating safe shelter, opening ground for farming, providing heat and even personal protection. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, there were more than 1,000 North American axe makers producing an endless array of designs for both beauty and function. There is the Lincoln axe, as trustworthy and dependable as Honest Abe himself, and the sleeper axe, popular among industrial lumberjacks. American Axe showcases a year of vintage axes, each handsomely photographed up close and accompanied by fascinating facts and a detailed history. Printed on responsibly sourced paper.
About the Author
Brett McLeod is the author of American Axe and The Woodland Homestead and an avid axe collector and restorer. Before becoming a forestry professor and coach of the woodsmen’s team at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Park, he was a professional competitive lumberjack in the Stihl Ironjack Series and competed in the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series. He lives in northern New York with his wife and his collection of 200 vintage axes.