Elisha Broad began making shipwright tools in St. Johns, New Brunswick in 1862, and by 1883 had been joined by two sons to form E. Broad & Sons in St. Stephens. They made fine axes, adzes, chisels, slicks and other ship tools until about 1900, acquiring the Douglas Axe Mfg. Co in 1885. This slick is a fine example of their work, having a clean and shiny long blade that is 3 ½ inches wide, with flat sides and a blade that is 10 inches long to the shoulders, and 15 ½ inches long to the top of the socket. The decoratively turned ash handle is probably a replacement, but is perfect, and results in a slick that, overall, is 34 inches long. It would be hard to find a nicer one. Fine.
Price - $150.00