The Cornhill Magazine 1879

The Cornhill Magazine

By George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray

Published by Smith, Elder and company., 1879

At one place we had to cross the river, and found the wooden bridge gone. The guides seized their axes—in this country every one carries an axe—and hewed down two trees long enough to span the stream, which they made firm by felling a third and laying it across the end, and so we safely crossed.

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Manual of Forestry By William Schlich, W. R. Fisher 1908

“The Carpathian axe (Fig. 69) is broader than those already
described and is used also for splitting wood.”