This item is an Antique Hatchet. From my research it was made approximately 1869 to 1887 by Yerkes & Plumb. I would think this is a rare hachet, as the website I was looking at didn't even have a real picture of the makers mark. Anyway I did have to remove some of this tools patina to see the exact markings. This hatchets exact makers mark somewhat obscured by sap and some paint is "Yerkes & Plumb extra tool steel." This rare hatchet probably belongs in a museum rather than chopping wood in my garage. Condition is subjective, please check out all pictures before purchase and feel free to email me with any questions you may have.