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Thread: P.W. Cummings All Purpose Hatchet = PRETTY!

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    P.W. Cummings All Purpose Hatchet = PRETTY!


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    I have never seen one of these until today. Stop by the local flea market and there she was sitting all lonely on a table. I took her home. P.W. Cummings All Purpose. Very elegant looking hatchet and feels great in the hand.






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    Nice looking hatchett. Interesting head shape. Any idea on how much it weighs?

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    Very nice specimen I must say!

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    It's a Belknap Bluegrass! That's a great hatchet. I like the substantial poll. It should have good balance. And does anybody else see the similarities between this hatchet and the Tommy Axes? Very similar shape and the haft looks the same as stock Tommy Axes, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    It's a Belknap Bluegrass! That's a great hatchet. I like the substantial poll. It should have good balance. And does anybody else see the similarities between this hatchet and the Tommy Axes? Very similar shape and the haft looks the same as stock Tommy Axes, too.
    well pegs, i bet that they were made by 'KELLY'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    It's a Belknap Bluegrass! That's a great hatchet. I like the substantial poll. It should have good balance. And does anybody else see the similarities between this hatchet and the Tommy Axes? Very similar shape and the haft looks the same as stock Tommy Axes, too.
    I like that long poll too- sort of looks like a kentucky pattern. Which is what I thought my tommy tomahawk was when I bought it. This one is more tapered, like halfway between the tt tomahawk and the dynamic hatchet.

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    A great looking hatchet. Belknap Bluegrass are great axes.

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    Cool profile on that one, great condition too
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    Kelly did make the Belknap products - and the bluegrass version of the tommy axe is out there - not as popular as the tommy in just numbers from what I have seen, but still out there. Stamping is clear and crisp - hell of a nice find.
    Axes4Life

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    I wonder if it's an old Tommy with the broken claw filed off.

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    a heck of a find.
    got a lot going for it as a collectible.
    Bluegrass and Tommy

    buzz

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    it is a dandy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    I wonder if it's an old Tommy with the broken claw filed off.
    I still wonder if it hasn't had the claws filed off. A Bluegrass 'All Purpose' should look like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    I still wonder if it hasn't had the claws filed off. A Bluegrass 'All Purpose' should look like this.

    You certainly make a strong case.

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    I don't they are the same. The hatchet I have appears to be wider at the back. The photo of the one with the claw is narrower. It's possible there are several variants. Unless I can find a catalog from that time period that proves other wise.
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    That is an excellent little hatchet! Great find.

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    Watching that one too on eeebay?

    You can see a gap between the filed off claws in the third picture of the P.W. Cummings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    I still wonder if it hasn't had the claws filed off. A Bluegrass 'All Purpose' should look like this.


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    I'm gonna vote for an altered Tommy style. the contour in that area fits that idea. I have a Tommy that I have been thinking of doing that mod to, but so far the work required has outweighed the desire.

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    Here's my recent Tommy axe mod.




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    Anyone have a pic of the underside of the Tommy? Closer examination mine might be a modded Tommy! Finnish up a mask last night. Need to post some pics.
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