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    Mann Lewistown, PA - Fire Axe


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    Now for something completely different,

    This is I think a 6lbs head, I never weighed it. It is the neighbors, he found it in his garage. I had an extra handle.

    Ideally I think a 36" handle would have been better, but all I had was a 32". He just wanted a handle on it, so he could display it up.

    I just shaped the neck and drove the wedge home. He will finish off the handle himself.

    Wedge went in super tight, and compressed. I figured this time I would drop in two metal cross wedges. The eye on this axe was odd shaped. Should never come out now.












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    That axe looks amazing, you did a fantastic job on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billoo13 View Post
    That axe looks amazing, you did a fantastic job on it.
    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkogKniv View Post
    The eye on this axe was odd shaped. Should never come out now.


    You couldn't do a finer job of fitting the eye than this. That is really well done.

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    How did he get a fire axe? Sorry if that's a noobish question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billoo13 View Post
    How did he get a fire axe? Sorry if that's a noobish question.
    It was his Grandfathers. Left in his garage, which is actually an old converted school house.

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    Great Company, just down the road from me.
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    Nice look axe.

    I dont get into the fire axes, then that is another line I have to go chase after!

    Well done with the hang job as always, though no "skogged" head this time. Due to the eye and length?
    Axes4Life

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    I actually finished it like I always do, but I knew he wasn't using this axe, but putting it up for display, so I just finished it like it was probably bought. At least how I figured it was bought so many years ago. Like I said the eye was odd shaped, so I thought two metal wedges would suit the finish of the axe.

    Like you, the fire axes are not a huge interest of mine. I am glad the kid was happy with it though.

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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkogKniv View Post
    Like you, the fire axes are not a huge interest of mine. I am glad the kid was happy with it though.
    I got one because it looked medieval and it was only 8 bucks. It's also a Mann. Shown here with a 6-lb council tools copperhead.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/77365440/IMG_0018.JPG
    Last edited by scrteened porch; 05-08-2012 at 09:21 AM.

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    I love the design on that head. She's a beauty. I found my Dad's fire axe this past weekend. I wonder if it's a Mann?



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