@scottyj both of those are good finds, craftsman isn't the rarest brand but definitely still a good axe to find. The jersey is also a good find, even without a makers mark they're still a pretty popular design. I'm not an expert on identifying axes without makers marks but I'm sure someone else on here could give you some help, but as you said that punch mark very well could have been done by an owner, it's hard to tell without seeing it. You're doing a good thing saving these from becoming cheap Chinese metal, and if you're feeling really motivated I'm sure you could even broader the types of tools you're saving, axes are a big interest for people on this forum but it definitely isn't the only one. But that's up to you, it definitely depends on what you're allowed to take and what you want to do, I hate to see any old tool scrapped but definitely not worth risking your job over. But I have quite a few I'm working on now so I'll let someone else claim those axes you've found. If you have trouble finding someone (which I would be shocked if you did on here) I will take them but would recommend trying the for sale subgroup or eBay first, I know you said you weren't looking for money from the start but I doubt anyone on here would complain if you asked for couple bucks plus shipping, you should be compensated for your time and effort. Keep us updated and good luck!
Sounds like it could be a Plumb, they marketed what really is closer to a round lug jersey as a "rockaway" pattern
@scottyj hopefully our side discussions aren't bothering you. As you can tell a lot of use enjoy discussing axes as much as working on or using them.
Hi guys. That ^^^^^^ is the exact same one that I found. I was just going over it with a wire brush removing the rust, old paint, and dirt. I then found the Plumb stamp buried under old rust, and paint, and is the same as above. It is faint, but it is there.
Please keep the discussions coming. I want this to be a fun thread. The more input the better.
Here's a picture of my Plumb Jersey for reference.
Good for you to offer up your find
Count me In! And if you have any buddies in the business in North Alabama Id gladly do the same for them!!!!
@scottyj that's awesome that you were able to bring the logo to the surface, a lot of people will cast aside rusty heads of they can't find a logo on it but just because you can't see it thru the rust doesn't mean it's not there. Even if it's faint it's still there and that makes a big difference! Not sure if you want to keep it now as it seems to be your first real fixed up find but if you want to pass it off to someone I would gladly take it, pay shipping and some extra for your time and effort. If it is unclaimed shoot me a message, but if you've decided to keep that one I would totally understand. I still have my first axe I cleaned up even though it's a no name, it's nice to be able to see what sparked my interest as well as seeing how far I'be come and how much I've learned about restoring since that first one.
Hey guys. Pics sent to emails for Hacked, and Jlemay.
Edit: If you want to throw the pics up here that would be cool.
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