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Nice try

Postby petesknives » Sat May 18, 2019 3:14 pm

Kelly Hand made. On the other side you can see the True Temper stamp. Which was the True Value brand. Poor job sharpening it too. Looks like it sat out in the fields for a few years too.
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Re: Nice try

Postby doglegg » Sat May 18, 2019 6:49 pm

Pete, 'a rose by any other name'..... I guess you can't disguise and old axe head either. ::nod::

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Re: Nice try

Postby tongueriver » Sat May 18, 2019 8:08 pm

I don't know anything about axes. Are you saying that the Kelly Hand Made axes could not have been sold through that hardware chain? Knife cutleries did this all the time and sometimes both the cutlery stamp and the hardware stamp might appear on the knife. I can't imagine anyone duplicating that deep stamp into that axe; it would be easier to make an axe. It would be an enormous task if even possible, and little money in it. Where did you get the images? If you had furnished a link it might turn up something useful?

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Re: Nice try

Postby petesknives » Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 pm

You are correct . Looked up Kellys Handmade axes on ebay and found a bunch.I thought these was a try at some sort of fakery. Will do more research next time.
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Re: Nice try

Postby muskrat man » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:50 pm

Kelly Axe & Tool Works was bought by American fork and hoe who later renamed the kelly Division "True Temper". True temper was not a hardware store brand. KW morphed into TT some time right after WWII if memory serves without having to look it up in my reference material.
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Re: Nice try

Postby Dinadan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Interesting bit of history in this thread. I have never come across any axes with the Kelly Stamp. That one looks used and abused.
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Re: Nice try

Postby Berryb » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:59 pm

I had one of those for a while. I gave it to my nephew, who is an axe collector. If I remember correctly those "hand made" axes were pre 1917.
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