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    600g Swedish axe identification.


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    Calling on the wisdom of the Axe community again. I got this hatchet from my parents for my birthday. 600 on one side. Made in Sweden on the other. Can anyone help me out with the maker or age?

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    The 600 is the weight of the axe. I am fairly sure it is not by HB as they are (and were) exceedingly proud of their product and probably would have not allowed a head to exit the factory unmarked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubai View Post
    The 600 is the weight of the axe. I am fairly sure it is not by HB as they are (and were) exceedingly proud of their product and probably would have not allowed a head to exit the factory unmarked.
    Yeah, I've got a couple of HB's. clearly stamped and they don't have the weight on them.

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    Anyone?

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    Hey Tiiiiiiiiim, I wish I could help you, Man. I don't know the maker or age. I wouldn't rule out HB, though. I'm sure some left the factory unstamped. I have two identical boy's axes, one is stamped HB and the other is unmarked. They are so similar that I bet they are both HB's. That being said, none of the HB's that I have or have had were stamped "Made in Sweden" quite like that.

    Sorry for the off topic question - are you still making knives?????

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    Yeah, they went to the trouble of stamping the weight and "made in sweden" why wouldn't they stamp their mark too. Starting to wonder if it's just a random blacksmiths work.

    I haven't made any knives in the last year since i moved out of home. I've been waiting on a grinder to get made. It's finished now, so as soon as it gets here I'll be back into it.

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    I've seen one almost identical in a customers cellar, it was stamped sandvik on one side and made in Sweden on the other...

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    Interesting. I'll have to give it a proper clean up and see if their's any faint markings.

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    There might be a remote chance that it is an early Super Banko or Wetterling. I have a very similar axe that was put out by Husqvarna many years back. Rest assured, it is a good quality piece. Anything out of Sweden is top notch when it comes to axes. I have carried a five star ARVIKA in the jeep on hunting excursions. It is a beauty that was designed for Australian hardwoods by Hults Bruks AB. I am not sure I could find a tougher axe in this 2.0 kg configuration if I attempted such a thing!

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