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Anyone have an idea what year this Hatchet head might be?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by infocus2006, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    I just bought this on flea bay and was wondering what year it might be. I thought maybe 40's but i am probably wrong. Any info or input would be greatly, appreciated! Thanks...:)
     

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  2. trailmaker

    trailmaker

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    May 15, 2011
    I'm not sure what year that is but it looks like it's been modified, cut down from something larger.
     
  3. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    Looks heavily modified.
     
  4. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    Jinx!!!!
     
  5. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    Is modified bad?
     
  6. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    No. It looks cool. But it won't have any collector value. That's probably not why you bought it anyway, so no worries!
     
  7. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    I know it has been polished up some but i had no idea about any other mods. I had a similar Keen Kutter head about the same size but it had a hammer head opposite of the cutting edge.
     
  8. Pipeman

    Pipeman

    Dec 2, 2004
    The haft looks like it will break and it looks like it's been heavily modified. Pics of the top and bottom edges would help.

    Robin
     
  9. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    No, it is definitely going to be a user. I am going to keep it in my atv bag and use it when i am fatwood / lightered hunting.
     
  10. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    More pics coming shortly!
     
  11. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    I take it you're a lineman, right? Right on.
     
  12. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    Yes sir! 12 years in April.
     
  13. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    Here are a few more pics. I am horrible with a camera so sorry.

    IMAG0229 (269x450).jpg IMAG0230 (269x450).jpg IMAG0231 (269x450).jpg
     
  14. Pipeman

    Pipeman

    Dec 2, 2004
    Hi there Infocus. It sure looks like the top and bottom has been reshaped. You'll notice the pitting on the face of the blade is not happening on the edges. Another pic of the poll would tell us more as well.

    Regards

    Robin
     
  15. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    Poll pics pics coming shortly. I see what you mean about the pitting. I don't know that much about axe's and hatchets but i thought it looked cool so i bought it. Kinda having second thoughts now. I am scared to break it.
     
  16. Pipeman

    Pipeman

    Dec 2, 2004
    BTW, I believe Keen Kutter Simmons hardware closed in 1960. Not 100 % sure but I'm pretty sure. It looks like a cut down carpenters hatchet except the grind from side to side looks sort of OK. Is one side of the blade face flatter than the other side?

    R
     
  17. Pipeman

    Pipeman

    Dec 2, 2004
    If I were you I would test that handle out before hitting fatwood with it. Start gently though cause that haft will likely break and you don't need it in your face .

    R
     
  18. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    Faces look even to me but i also thought this was original so what do i know... I had a keen kutter carpenters hatchet and it was similar in size but that was about 8 years ago.

    IMAG0232 (269x450).jpg IMAG0233 (269x450).jpg IMAG0234 (269x450).jpg
     
  19. infocus2006

    infocus2006

    Feb 18, 2012
    The Keen Kutter carpenters hatchet i previously owned wasn't as big as the one in the link but hell.... it was probably a mod as well....knowing my luck!
     
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