There aren't many more iconic patriotic images than Lady Liberty. Locally hand painted, this Lady Liberty axe is one of a kind. Artist Maggie Anderson of Hillsboro, IL created this axe using oil paints. This masterpiece is painted on our 28" straight, grade A American hickory handle and features our Hardcore Hammers Raptor axe head. The handle is sealed with a protective polyurethane finish.
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933. (excerpt from nps.gov)
Statue of Liberty facts & stats
Weight of copper: 62,000 lbs.(31 tons).
Weight of framework: 250,000 lbs. (125 tons).
Weight of concrete foundation: 54,000,000 lbs.
Thickness of copper sheeting: 3/32 of an inch, the thickness of two pennies placed together.
Wind Sway: 50 mph winds cause the Statue to sway up to 3 inches and the torch up to 6 inches.
Direction: The Statue faces southeast in perfect symmetry with the placement of Fort Wood and how people would see the Statue while entering the harbor.
Crown: 25 windows and seven rays make up the crown.
Chains: Chains and a broken shackle are at the Statue's feet and cannot be seen from below.
The Tablet: Reads in Roman numerals "July 4, 1776" -- the date of American Independence. (JULY IV MDCCLXXVI)
The Raptor is our smaller axe, with the investment cast 4140 alloy steel head weighing in at 3lbs.
Finished with a polyurethane clear coat. The poly coat seals the open cells, repels water, and keeps the handle from shrinking, making it easier to maintain.