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    Walters (Canada)


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    Became the owner of this nice Walters a short time back. It has a repair to the haft. I considered re-hanging it...But as the previous owner is now dead, and he did a good job, I have decided to leave it as is.
    The repair adds a bit of character and I get the feeling the 'Old Boy' loved his old axe.

    regards...Frank


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    Very cool old axe.

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    Nice one. One of those axe models there in NZ that we don't often see in the USA.

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    Walters was the longest running ax making company in Canada, it lasted for over 100 years. Here is a couple of pics of a Walters double bit that old Morley Walters gave to a friend of mine just before Morley passed on. It's from the last run of axes made by the company. I have cleaned up the bits since these pics were taken, it's a great ax.

    Best regards

    Robin

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    Hi Robin...Thanks for that info. I go easy with this old axe of mine because of the haft. But I must say she's fast in the air and clean on impact.

    That DB of yours is special because of it's history. Great to have an axe with a story behind it.

    Regards...Frank
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    Hi there Frank
    Funny you should mention "fast in the air" because this double bit feels like a wing in flight, soooo light and balanced. Maybe the Walters family knew something about aerodynamics Sadly the axe isn't mine. I just offered to clean it up for my friend.

    Best regards

    Robin

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    I love Walters. I wish I could find more of them. Quality workmanship, no doubt.







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    "I love Walters. I wish I could find more of them. Quality workmanship, no doubt."

    I'll keep my eyes open for you Bro, it's about the only marked axes I find up here. Nice collection of paper you have there my friend.

    R

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    Pipeman - you know I love the paper......thanks. I know someone that has an liking for my Canadian Sager with paper label, might be willing to trade, if the situation is right!
    Axes4Life

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    Hey Operator, that yellow walters boys axe. That looks exactly like the one for sale online I've been drooling over for a month. Right down to the wear and tear. Is that the same axe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyotter View Post
    Hey Operator, that yellow walters boys axe. That looks exactly like the one for sale online I've been drooling over for a month. Right down to the wear and tear. Is that the same axe?
    It was for sale at one time, but alas no longer is.
    Axes4Life

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    My wallet says thank you.

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