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    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Axes View Post
    That's a laminated bit: old axe probably 1920s or before.

    Same with this one:

    Because this axe has the True Temper name on it, it would have been manufactured post 1949. Reference: http://axehistory.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19

    I will pull that head out and take another look at it to be sure. However, I do not believe it is laminated. I think the hardened steel has simply weathered less than the rest of the steel. Like I said, I will dig this one out for another look.

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    picked up 2 more

    Got a Plumb Puget Sound (i think) and an unmarked carpenter's hatchet last weekend.

    wire brushed and hit with PB blaster. Edge chipped pretty bad but I can fix that.


    no name on this one. Eye is more like an ball pien hammer than a hatchet.


    Cleaned up and ready for handles. I have an AMES double bit handle but it won't fit; the PS will almost slide past the shoulder. Will have to order one, I think.
    2 patch knife blanks roughed out.

    thanks for looking

    randy

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    I love that PS!
    You did a nice job of cleaning her up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwn2000 View Post
    Got a Plumb Puget Sound (i think) and an unmarked carpenter's hatchet last weekend.
    Great finds!

    That carpenters hatchet looks like something a blacksmith made out of an old ball peen hammer. Very cool. That's a keeper.

    Looks like you got that Plumb Puget Sound cleaned up and sharpened very well.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwn2000 View Post
    I have an AMES double bit handle but it won't fit; the PS will almost slide past the shoulder.
    If you need a fat double bit handle with a wide shoulder then look to Tennessee Hickory. I just finished hanging a PS on a Tennessee Hickory handle this afternoon. That thing was like a bat!!!! Between octagoning the handle, fitting the eye and trimming down the massive shoulders I'll bet I reduced the weight of that thing by 25%.

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    Thanks, guys.

    Pegs, I probably paid too much for the hatchet ($30) but I thought it was pretty unique.

    Thanks for the tip on Tennessee Hickory. I will check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwn2000 View Post
    Thanks, guys.

    Pegs, I probably paid too much for the hatchet ($30) but I thought it was pretty unique.

    Thanks for the tip on Tennessee Hickory. I will check them out.
    I bought a couple of 36" octagon DB's from them awhile back and they are nice.

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    Found a new source for old axes locally today. Yeah.

    $20 for the lot.



    Collins Old Timer Legitimus:



    Collins & Co. Legitimus 2 1/4# axe.



    Not sure what this is. No markings as yet.



    And then I picked this up for a little more. So sweet. My first Keen Kutter.




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    Sweet handle on that keen kutter. Some of the old timers made them like that. Heard them called Maine pattern, Vermont pattern and French pattern before.

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    Picked up a DB with no stamp today and a True Temper Red Warrior Kelly Works axe, drawknife and chisel yesterday.

    I think the handle on the Red Warrior is salvageable but not the DB.

    thanks for looking

    randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwn2000 View Post

    Picked up a DB with no stamp today and a True Temper Red Warrior Kelly Works axe, drawknife and chisel yesterday.

    I think the handle on the Red Warrior is salvageable but not the DB.

    thanks for looking

    randy
    That drawknife looks like a Witherby ive got. Any markings on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-pig View Post
    Sweet handle on that keen kutter.
    Looks like it's re-usable. And that axe could stand to be set a little closer to the shoulder anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-pig View Post
    That drawknife looks like a Witherby ive got. Any markings on it?
    No markings that I can see on the drawknife. the handles are a lighter wood like beech or something and painted a dark brown. The guy had 3 drawknives and I picked this one since it had the straightest edge. I know this thing is HARD, a file barely touched it.

    randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwn2000 View Post
    The guy had 3 drawknives and I picked this one since it had the straightest edge. I know this thing is HARD, a file barely touched it.
    Some of them are convexly curved intentionally. Wear hollows out the center (concavely). I haven't found any advantage between straight versus convexly curved drawknife blades. In either case I tend to draw them at an angle so that I'm slicing not just chiselling the wood.

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    Picked up these two axes yesterday. One is an Emerson and the other a Marsh & Sons.


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    They're both in pretty good shape. You must live in the happy hunting grounds for axes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    They're both in pretty good shape. You must live in the happy hunting grounds for axes.
    No kidding... Nice finds Coop

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    Couldn't resist these - as if I need more stuff.

    Keen Kutter I cleaned up - Mikey Likey





    Old C Hammond little hewing hatchet - I put the puck in there for reference - its not very big -





    And then this Collin Legitimus bowie/machete - it needs some TLC, and a sharpening job - that will be this winter sometime - and a sheath too, but it has potential.



    Cleaned up a little - hatchet handle for size reference -



    Thats it for now. Thanks!!!
    Axes4Life

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    Wow! Lots of great stuff here.

    I'm currently in MA, which is not ME in terms of old axes, but still alot better than Korea

    I have this unmarked Jersey pattern at 4 lbs 4 oz. as well as a couple of lighter Kelly Perfect Jerseys. This unmarked one will be the next one I hang.



    John Frankl

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Frankl View Post
    Wow! Lots of great stuff here.

    I'm currently in MA, which is not ME in terms of old axes, but still alot better than Korea

    I have this unmarked Jersey pattern at 4 lbs 4 oz. as well as a couple of lighter Kelly Perfect Jerseys. This unmarked one will be the next one I hang.



    That'll make a nice working axe for sure!

    Any pics of those KP's?

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