It followed me home (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    Fwiw, Liberty Tree Collectors has German surplus hafts what might fit that axe.
    I bought a few, but turned out slightly too small for a 2kg axe. Beech wood also. Not optimal, but serviceable & 'Euro-authentic.
    None the less, with slight mods & fitted them into some 1.5kg Russian axes.
     
  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Thanks for the tip - I hadn't come across Liberty Tree Collectors site before.

    I get a kick out of the Russian топор axes as well.
     
  3. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  4. stevewest

    stevewest

    Nov 25, 2006
    JB - Nice bunch you picked up there! I know you have been selling some on the bay, but you must have one big stack of axes stashed away based on what you post. My brother inherited a Keen Kutter from my dad which he promptly ruined using it as a wedge to split rounds with. I appropriated it to see if I could get it cleaned up - the eye is ok, but its got quite a bit of mushrooming. I educated him on the proper use of an axe and gave him a Collins Legitimus Connie that I got from you off the bay. I ask him frequently if he is treating it well which he assures me he is. He has commented that it really works well - I always tell him that yes, they do work well when they are not abused and kept sharp. I emphasised that they really don't make them like that anymore and he needed to treasure it - he has it displayed in his shop on the wall when it isn't being used. Anyway, just wanted to thank you for that one - it has done a very good job educating someone in the proper use and care of vintage axes. Now, if you had a nice E&S Maine Wedge which I will never see in my part of the country that you would like to sell, well..... I know where you could get that off your hands!
     
  5. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    He used a Keen Kutter as a wedge and you gave him a Legitimus Connie....:eek:;) I have a super pile of splitting wedges, I always grab them when they are $1. Get him one of those and a hand sledge.

    As for Maine heads, I have one up right now, and I think that one of the ones I got today will turn out to be a Maine head as well. I'll be cleaning them shortly. I have a few favorites that I'm keeping, but I do sell most of my finds. I'm an appreciator but not a hoarder.
     
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  6. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Here are some of today's finds cleaned up. Funny thing, that Maine wedge is a Breck's Victor, but totally unlike the other one I picked up today. Breck's was a Boston hardware catalog seller, so probably had these made by different companies. The older one has to be a Maine made head.

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  7. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    I felt sorry for this guy when I saw all the nails in his head and had to rescue him. It's a Kelly TT that needs a little TLC.
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  8. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    More nail than handle at this point, gotta love it:)
     
  9. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    703
    Mar 31, 2016
    i'd classify that as a hybrid handle at this point
     
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  10. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    what would you call this pattern? Yankee? New England?
     
  11. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    I got the eye cleared, the total count was 13 nails of 3 different types. Overall it looks to be in reasonably good shape. I need to get a handle ordered.
     
  12. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    That picture belongs in a separate thread (that already exists on this forum) dedicated to examples of lazy or desperate wedging! That's a prize winner and there's the makings of a hardware store in there. Keep an eye out for key blanks and mower blades while you're digging around in there.
     
  13. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    $50, may be the most that I have ever paid for an axe lol.

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  14. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    That look is quite eye catching. I bet it destroys pine.
     
  15. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Witherall on an Adirondak handle?
     
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  16. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Yes, shown as found. I won't hold on to it, but I will admire it for a while. It has a 1915 date stamp, before E&S bought them out. I've seen later examples that are E&S heads with the Witherell stamp, but this was prior to that. The handle isn't original.
     
  17. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  18. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    What's the weight of the Kent pattern at the bottom left?
     

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