Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:53 am

Good stuff you guys. ::tu:: Do you have any idea when the scout hatchet is from PigSticker? I have an Estwing from the late 60s that's all one piece of metal.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to post your pictures. This is a good thread. ::nod::
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by PigSticker » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:59 pm

No idea how old the Scout is i've had it all of twenty years now and it was in the same shape then--I have seen this same hatchet on Ebay and they had red and green paint on the handle orginally. I've got more at the cabin i'll get pic's of next time i'm up there.

Al that is a very cool firemen's axe also like those swede axes.

Just remembered i have one more i brought down from up north it's not handled and has no marking stamped on it but looks to have been forged i'll dig it out and get a couple shots of it in the next day er so
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by bigdaddys8ball » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:29 pm

hello everybody i dug this up the other day ive had it for a long time it was my grandpaws and he passed in 1978 and ive have had it all these years i cleaned for about 30 minutes and on the side of it it says craftsman over =reg us pat off-m= it looks like it has never been used what can anyone tell me about this hatchet i would like to know when it was made
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by PigSticker » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:48 pm

Bigdaddy that is a framing axe-That is what all the west coast house framers used instead of a framing hammer and those guys would really butch stuff up with em-probably a 32oz.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by wazu013 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:55 pm

Does this count ?
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:46 am

Wow, it sure does! I've never seen that set before, very nice.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by IMBand » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:21 am

One that my brother gave me.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by MyDogsHunt » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:31 pm

I'm not really a collector, but here's an old Plumb Cruiser axe I found and revitalized.
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Makes a perfect companion to my little Estwing Hatchet at camp.
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I even made a cover for it to keep it from "chopping" the rest of my gear on the way to camp.
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Had a hard time finding the correct 28" handle for it, but it was well worth the effort IMO.
I'd much rather have this old American made beauty than a whole pick up load of fancy, high dollar Sweedish stuff for what I do.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:53 pm

Real nice axe and nice pictures Charlie! If you made the leather cover you did a great job of it. ::tu:: I have an Estwing hatchet just like yours.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by MyDogsHunt » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Thanks Mike
I did indeed make the cover but it wasn't my design.
A nice guy over on blade forums came up with it and shared it with me.
Love those little Estwings, they're indestructable.
I bought that one as a companion to one of my old favorites.
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Retired the knife years ago, but the hatchet still lives in the camp box and always will.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:51 pm

"Love those little Estwings, they're indestructable." I've had mine since I was in Boy Scouts over 40 years ago. I still have the leather cover for it too. Those hatchets clean up really nice.

Nice photo of your campsite, I wish I was there now.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Miller Bro's » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:30 am

The Estwing hunting knives are rare IMO, I just don`t see very many. I am lucky to have just one.

Very nice stuff MDH ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by MyDogsHunt » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:04 am

Miller Bro`s wrote:The Estwing hunting knives are rare IMO, I just don`t see very many. I am lucky to have just one.

Very nice stuff MDH ::nod:: ::tu::
Yea,,, I've yet to see another one.
Mine was given to me by my best friends father back in the 60's so it's got allot of sentimental value.
Looked about like it does now when he gave it to me, so it's gotta be pretty old.

Great knives for sure. Got any pix of yours?
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:29 am

I've got a little Eastwing hatchet. I paid $3 for it at a yard sale. Unused with leather cover. It still has the poly finish on it that they dip them in.
That ax head cover is the bees knees. Very smart.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by knife7knut » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:28 pm

bigdaddys8ball wrote:hello everybody i dug this up the other day ive had it for a long time it was my grandpaws and he passed in 1978 and ive have had it all these years i cleaned for about 30 minutes and on the side of it it says craftsman over =reg us pat off-m= it looks like it has never been used what can anyone tell me about this hatchet i would like to know when it was made
That particular style Craftsman logo was used on tools from 1934 until about 1948.I bought a complete set of Craftsman sockets and ratchets in the original tool box awhile back with that exact style logo.After some research I came up with those dates.As an aside;virtually all Craftsman tools were made by New Britain Tool Co.
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