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Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe.

ne hundred and thirty-five years ago, the city of Bangor was a hub of Maine's thriving logging and shipbuilding industries. Charles Snow and Edward Bowdoin Nealley saw growing demand for durable, high quality metal tools and hardware. The two gentlemen opened a shipping chandlery in 1864, and Snow & Nealley was born.

Edward Neally
With Edward Neally at the helm, the company quickly became a profitable venture. During Edward's 33-year tenure, Snow & Nealley introduced the popular axes that would become the cornerstone of the S&N brand. William Pope Nealley, Edward's son, succeeded his father as president in 1897, and recognized that while the advent of steam had eliminated the shipping industry's need for chandler's skills, the logging industry still thrived upriver from Bangor. With the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad and the North American Railway opening vast forests for development, steel tools were needed everywhere in Maine.

Snow & Nealley Kindling Axe.
The Snow & Neally Kindling Axe is a long-time favorite of trappers, hunters and fishermen on expeditions along the Penobscot Bay. Ideal for one-handed use in splitting kindling wood - at home, at the lodge, or at the campsite. Combines a sharp 1 3/4 pound #1095 high carbon steel head with an 18" knobbed hickory handle. (includes leather sheath).

Snow & Nealley Kindling Axe.
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