War Hammers, Tomahawks, then and Now
A naval boarding ax stamped on 5″ blade “U.S., NYW, JT”. Made during the War of 1812.
The “NYW” denotes manufacture at the Navy Yard Washington.
“JT” stands for the inspector, Captain Joseph Tarbell (1780-1815), who inspected naval weapons at the Navy Yard during the War of 181...