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Boys Axes! Post em Up!

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Operator1975, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Operator1975

    Operator1975

    Sep 24, 2010
    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!)

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    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 -

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

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    Lets see some boys axes!
     
  2. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    986
    Nov 14, 2011
    True Temper Kelly Boy's Axe

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    Belknap Bluegrass Boy's Axe. 28" handle

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    Sandvik 2 1/4# boy's axe.
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  3. Crazyotter

    Crazyotter

    334
    Jun 26, 2010
    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 :rolleyes:).

    Heres a quick pic of mine.
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    Wish I could get my paws on a Sandvik, Granfors Bruk, True American, or a Walters.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    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.

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    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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  5. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Boys Axe Group shot
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    Kellys
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    3 Flint Edge, 1 Champion Kelly Works

    Mann & True American
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    1 Mann, 2 True Americans

    Collins Homestead
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    Norlund
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    Plumb
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    3 Plumbs, 2 Plumb Victory s
     
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  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    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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  7. Operator1975

    Operator1975

    Sep 24, 2010
    Good looking axes! Hell double trouble ott has more than me. Guess I am slippin! Nice pieces though, keep em coming!
     
  8. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    986
    Nov 14, 2011
    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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  9. Darry

    Darry

    1
    Dec 15, 2012
    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.
     
  10. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    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
     
  11. halfaxe

    halfaxe

    977
    Nov 29, 2012
    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.
     
  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    I like the on on the bottom left. That grip is most comfortable to me.
     
  13. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    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.

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    2 1/4 pounds on the dot.

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    -Xander
     
  14. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Don't have one. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen one. Oh, but I want one!




    One of these days Mike, one of these days....
     
  15. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    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
     
  16. VintageAxe

    VintageAxe Basic Member Basic Member

    166
    Mar 12, 2011
    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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  17. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Could you tell me what the label says on the yellow handled Collins, or maybe post a close up of the label? I have a similar axe that I am trying to identify, and am scouring the web with my clues. Mine is 27-28 inches, red where yours is yellow, with a partial label on the handle. Thank you very much for any info!
     
  18. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I'll play! All are yard sale finds within the last week. I like them all but I will need to find new homes for some of them

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    Top is yet to e identified. If it looks familiar please let me know! It is in really nice shape.
    The next one is a Collins Legitimus. Awesome head, so-so handle.
    Next says NE, then OLD YANK. I love the head shape, the handle is almost good as new. This axe could be put into immediate service with a simple sharpening.
    Last is a Plumb Wizard. I got this today, and LOVE the head shape. This may be my keeper boy's axe. The handle is also like someone bought the axe two months ago, used it quite a bit and put it away. In other words, it looks used but in perfect condition. I have never swung it, but I love this axe.

    I absolutely love treasure hunting!
     
  19. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I've been trying to ID that beige and red one off and on for a while. I think that I have finally nailed it as a Keen Kutter.
     
  20. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth

    Jan 29, 2014
    I can tell you that one that says Old Yank is also highly appealing to me as well - handle is sweet. Good lookin jb.
     

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