Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: IL.2008.3.28
Dimensions: 33.75 in X 8.625 in X 1.75 in
Dimensions (Metric): 85.725 cm X 21.9075 cm X 4.445 cm
Recovered ax, with a rusted steel head and red wooden handle.
Axes and Halligan tools are frequently used together by firefighters. The Halligan is a forcible entry device. It is placed between the door and lock and struck with the back of the ax head. The ax blade is used to break windows and cut through doors and walls.