At the age of 6, Jonathan R. Distel was walking with his father around a property that was to be one of the largest estates their family was ever hired to build. He came upon an axe head half-buried in mud. Stamped into the side were the words, “Handmade in 1914.” They took it back to the workshop where Jon’s father showed him how to sand and sharpen the axe as well as give it a new handle. Years later, in a New Hope, Pennsylvania antique shop, Jon discovered a 17th century axe head and bought it for only $15. It now hangs next to the one he found in the mud all those years ago.