Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:51 am

Here's an old carpenters hatchet made by Dunlap. Flat ground one side.

You guys are showing some nice tools............ that Black Raven, Kelly Axe is old school fine.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by toolboy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:31 pm

Surprising how similar the Dunlap ( a brand name used by Sears Roebuck and Co ) is to this E C Simmons Keen Kutter hewing hatchet that has a head length of 6 3/8" x 4 13/16" cutting edge
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:47 am

Here's 2 Marbles Safety Axes that I have. The one on the right has a left facing hook on the "A" in the word "MARBLES" meaning it was made pre-1930s. The newer boxed Safety Axe was made in the early 2000's. Both are No. 5 unflanged Hawks. I just can't get enough of Marbles outdoor products. ::ds::

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by IMBand » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:42 pm

Here is a nice hand forged 20" tomahawk I recently snagged.
Made by Lisa West at Wolf Creek Forge in eastern Kentucky.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Robert » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:20 pm

Cool Tomahawk Trevor u gunna edc it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:04 pm

Toolboy,
that is a great hatchet and in beautiful condition.
I didn't think of Dunlap being a Sears name. What I like is that my hatchet could have been made by Simmons.
I like that term; hewing hatchet.
Do you have a collection of tools that you could post on "pictures of miscellaneous stuff & things"?
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by TripleF » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:19 am

I purchased this (with a handle) True Temper Flint Edge at an estate sale over the weekend and she was in some rough shape.
The handle busted after a couple swings so I ordered a replacement from Amazon!

In the mean time, her she is......
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:37 am

Everything you need to know about axes...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22tBYD-HMtA[/youtube]

And the print version:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rec ... /index.cfm
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:04 pm

How to rehandle your axe, old school style.Watch this guy work:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcfwlfz_tGs[/youtube]
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:19 pm

Great videos, Mike.
Here's a Hibbard that I'm assuming/hopeing is a first cousin to the knife.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:08 pm

Sweet hatchets and axe videos. I DVRed Modern Marvels on History Channel a few months back on the history and technology behind the axe as a weapon and tool. Episode 643 from 05/08/2008, pretty interesting. ::tu::
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:54 pm

Thank you Joe and redrider. I learned a lot from that axe video. Nice knife and hatchet Joe. I picked up two double bit axes at the flea market. They were rough but cleaned up nicely. I'll post a picture...
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by FRJ » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:05 am

Thanks redrider and Mike. I'd like to see those axes mike.

Redrider, I hope they talked about the redesigned American axe and the woodsmen who harvested trees from Main to Washington.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by PA Knives » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Although a diehard vintage pocket knife collector I do have a near mint Warren Axe and Tool hatchet. I also have a wooden shipping container and an shipping tag. These were made in my hometown of Warren PA. once the home of a branch of CASE knives as well. How cool is that
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by vikingdog » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:14 am

"Around the turn of the 19th century, more than 300 different ax-head patterns were being manufactured in the United States. Many were nearly identical. To simplify identification and eliminate unnecessary or duplicate patterns, the Ax Manufacturers' Association agreed to set a standard, which resulted in a standard chart of ax patterns."

"Ax-head patterns were also adapted to the timber that was available in the local area. The double-bit ax was originally developed in Pennsylvania. But the double-bit axes with a long, narrow, heavy ax head and a long handle, were developed for cutting large trees in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the patterns from this area were the Puget Sound, the Young's felling pattern, the Redwood pattern, and the Humboldt pattern. The first double-bit ax was probably made by William Mann in Pennsylvania at about 1850."

From: "An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual" by Bernie Weisgerber
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