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    Boys Axes! Post em Up!


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    So, lets see what you have. Here are a couple - (note - I put in this class 2 - 2.5 lb heads on 24-28 inch handles. No house handles with lighter or heavier heads. Thats just me, post up whatever you want and got. More the merrier!)



    In that one above there is - Brecks Victor, Keen Kutter, True American, Warren Old Faithful, Plumb, #2 Firestone Supremes, BBB, and whatever other ones I cant remember.

    Here are a couple close ups of my favorites -

    Kelly Perfect -



    Old AmercianAx and Tool Co - this one has a great old old thin handle, phantoms, etc. Wish they still made em like this.



    Lets see some boys axes!
    Axes4Life

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    True Temper Kelly Boy's Axe



    Belknap Bluegrass Boy's Axe. 28" handle



    Sandvik 2 1/4# boy's axe.

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    Oh man is this thread my forte. I'll have to get decent pictures tomorrow, even if I have the more main stream boys axes (and half the number of yours Operator ).

    Heres a quick pic of mine.



    Wish I could get my paws on a Sandvik, Granfors Bruk, True American, or a Walters.
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    I used to almost never see these, now I can't seem to swing a cat without hitting one.
    L to R, Collins(needs work), Collins, Craftsman, Gamble's Artisan (not really on that handle yet, needs re-tempering), Mann Edge Tool, Ludell (didn't see the "China" till I got it home), Vaughan Supersteel.



    The Vaughan isn't a boy's axe, but at least I spared you the Collins HB on a full sized handle.
    So what's a house axe? Is the Vaughan one?
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    Boys Axes

    Boys Axe Group shot


    Kellys

    3 Flint Edge, 1 Champion Kelly Works

    Mann & True American

    1 Mann, 2 True Americans

    Collins Homestead


    Norlund


    Plumb

    3 Plumbs, 2 Plumb Victory s
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    I've only got a few.

    The top one is an old Craftsman (oval stamp), 2-1/4 lbs, 28" haft. The middle one is my Collins, also 2-1/4 & 28". The bottom one's stamp is illegible. It's hatchet sized but with real chubby cheeks. It's 2 lbs. even.


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    Good looking axes! Hell double trouble ott has more than me. Guess I am slippin! Nice pieces though, keep em coming!
    Axes4Life

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    Four more boys axes. The only one I'm keeping is the True American. A real nice one. Also, like the Collins Legitimus.

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    Can anyone identify this axe?

    Marks are very hard to read, only USA can be noticeable. On one side of the axe there is a small 5 and on the other side is a diamond shape mark. Head size 193mm x 120mm.

    won't let me post an image from my pc.

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    Sweet lookin axes! I really wish I could find one round here. I'm in the market for another axe project and I think a boys axe is what I'm after! Just don't seem to find anything besides Mexican made Stanleys and Chinese juskers.


    -Xander

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    I hope you don't mind, there are 1 or 2 boys axes, the rest are hudson bays.

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    GB Scandinavian, Council velvicut hb, Plumb super scout, Hults Bruk Agdor hb, True temper hb, Snow & Nealley, 3 L.L.Bean Snow&Nealleys,Norlund
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    Peavey Mfg at top, rest are Collins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfaxe View Post


    Peavey Mfg at top, rest are Collins.
    I like the on on the bottom left. That grip is most comfortable to me.

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    Well shoot, ask and ye shall receive! I went to the flea market today, like I do every weekend, and after MONTHS of looking for axes and such today I find a salvageable Lakeside boys axe head in presumably the original leather head cover. Poll is mushroomed a little bit, top of the eye is hammered on a bit but the edge is good and its not going to take much work! I know this is an old Wards house band used in the 50's and earlier, would be interesting to find out who actually made it though.






    2 1/4 pounds on the dot.






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    Don't have one. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen one. Oh, but I want one!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Darry View Post
    Can anyone identify this axe?

    Marks are very hard to read, only USA can be noticeable. On one side of the axe there is a small 5 and on the other side is a diamond shape mark. Head size 193mm x 120mm.

    won't let me post an image from my pc.
    Darry, Welcome to BFC!

    Please take some time to look around, and possibly start a new topic with your request. But from what you describe it sounds like this may be what you have... WVTW axe

    -Xander

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    It's funny, when I first learned to use an axe I fixed up an old Barco boys axe and loved it, though the steel was kind of cheap and didn't hold an edge that well. Then I started doing a lot of tree falling and gravitated severely toward full size heads, especially around 4 pounds. Haven't cared much for boys axes since, til i found this little head. Only recently got it hung, still need to do a little finishing before wedging. Anyway, I think I like it.
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