Slide 8: H. Hogg Adze

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Determining the value of a tool is generally based on its condition, its rarity, its current demand, and its history (provenance). Check a current antique tool price guide, or what online dealers are asking for tools, to get some clue as to fair market value. The Fine Tool Journal (www.finetoolj.com) publishes a useful grading system, as well. Shown here, an American blacksmith-made, two-handed adze.


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