This is fresh from a barn sale in Hadar NE. It is an Isaiah Blood axe made in Ballston N.Y. The Ballston Axe and Scythe works began in the late 1800's. This is also marked as Extra Cast Steel. There is a fair amount of surface rust on it and I didn't clean it off. It doesn't appear to be pitted. I can ship it with or without the handle (which isn't in super shape). 9.00 with out the handle but more if you do want it.