Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by conslade » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:51 pm

Man, these are some lookin' hatchets! If you are looking for handles, there is a store on Ebay called "The Hickory Handle Store". They have a fair selection, but won't hardly answer an email.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Iron Hoarder » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:17 pm

I used to buy handles from House Handle Company. They were real nice folks to deal with.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:53 pm

I picked this one up at the flea market this morning. A Lakeside axe in beautiful condition, $15.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Miller Bro's » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:12 am

Looks like a beauty, how long is the handle?
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:26 am

Thank you MB. 31 inches not counting the section in the axe head. The color of the wood is really pretty on this one.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:35 am

What a great looking tool that is Mike. Does it show a maker? How big is the head?
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:38 am

Thanks Joe. The head is 7 1/4 inches from the butt to the cutting edge. It's marked Lakeside which was Montgomery Ward's house brand.

The guy had several axes for sale but this one really stood out.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:42 am

Thanks Mike, it's really nice.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by allmightyoz » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:13 am

Nice Viking. Looks like its hardened pretty far up, they really meant for that one to be used for awhile!
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:49 pm

Here's a head I found about 18 years ago in Washington, Ct.

It's OLD.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:11 am

Nice relic Joe. Even nicer knife.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:52 am

Thanks, Mike.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by CCBill » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:58 pm

Joe, I had an old feller at a flea market, many years ago, show me an old hatchet that looked a lot like your old relic axe-head.
It had a half-rotted handle in it and the eye had been broken, all the way down and it looked as though it had been hand welded back together. A really un usable piece of junk...
He told me that it was THE hatchet that was used by George Washington to chop down the cherry tree. He said that the ONLY thing that had EVER been done to it, was, the handle had been replaced 4 times and the head had been replaced twice. ::facepalm:: He kept a straight face for about 30 seconds, then cracked up, laughing.
It may be a stupid story but I thought it was fairly original...
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:50 pm

That's a good story, Bill.
I did find this head in an area where Hessian soldiers built a small building during the Revolutionary war.
Who knows......don't know how to date such things. I believe it is tempered at the edge though.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by bigdaddys8ball » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:37 pm

here is some miniature battle axes that i make out of old saw blades with eather brass or steel pins and different cinds of wood and cause their made from a saw blade which is high carbon they will take a nice edge i dont uasually put the edge on it unless the person that is getting it request the edge
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