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It followed me home (Part 2)

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

  1. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    44oz, 7.75" long, 5.25" edge. Unmarked as far as I can tell, but it's in super shape. The poll is untouched.
     
  2. stevewest

    stevewest

    Nov 25, 2006
    Pretty curvy handle on that one. By that I mean pretty/curvy. I would keep that one for a pattern.
     
  3. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I spent the day at Brimfield today pictures to follow when I get home
     
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  4. traditionalist

    traditionalist

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    Jul 20, 2014
    I was there yesterday and today. Ill be there until saturday.
     
  5. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I probably got to see 1/2-2/3 of it. I was walking and seeing as much as I could for 6-7 hours. It's overwhelming. Fun day but my feet hurt. I passed on so much. Some I just missed/never saw because the place is so big, lots had silly pricing. But happily there were deals to be had. I paid $215 for everything. Funny thing, that hammer may pay for most of it.

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  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Nice, There is some great looking loot there JB!

    Cat's head?
     
  7. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Yes sir. I knew what it was and grabbed it instantly.
     
  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    It helps when you know which ones to choose.
     
  10. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    That was a neat double (with red paint). Saw it and passed on it. Amen on the silly pricing. Asked someone about a rusty old Maine / wedge pattern on a little handle at Hertans and he said $45.
     
  11. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    modest finds at Brimfield Flea Market in Brimfield, MA. As I'm buying with an eye to keeping/using and not selling on, I'm not buying as much. I believe the sheath is USFS issue - needs a little patching on the strap but otherwise great. Handles are New England Handle co. new old and a nice hatchet handle. Missed out on a NOS Collins Bonded but not sure I would have paid the asking price anyway.

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  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Yeah it was tagged for $35, was in good shape but no visible marks. I negotiated down to $25, and it is a nice Maine so what the heck.
     
  13. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Love those handles, good thing you saw them first! :D

     
  14. traditionalist

    traditionalist

    82
    Jul 20, 2014
    Didn't buy any axes, although I saw a bunch of decent ones. I want that 1948 Harley Davidson that one seller has. Brimfield never disapoints!
     
  15. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I finally searched the Brimfield Flea market - that looks awesome. Washington state has an equivalent on Memorial and Labor Day weekends in Packwood, WA. Garage sales all the way there, the whole town shuts down and devotes to Flea activity.

    If you are Northwest bound, it is worth the drive - I plan to go again this year. Lots of axe guys there, scythes, blacksmith gear, mill/barn equipment, corn dogs, etc - bring a cart.

    One of my favorite user axes came from the last visit.
     
  16. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    647
    Mar 31, 2016
    man we got hillsvill down here, me and my family go down every labor day and im the only one that can go through the entire thing, by that time everyone wants to get home, i havent seen the entire thing in 3 years, it hurts to think what iv missed, im sure trailtime can tell you about it too
     
  17. traditionalist

    traditionalist

    82
    Jul 20, 2014
    If any of you guys see a 18 year old carrying a old swiss rucksack on his back, feel free to come over and say hi! I'll be at brimfield today and tommorow. I have been up here since tuesday. I may even have a few goodies for you. I bought one NOS handle yesterday, but I'm looking to slow down on collecting for now.
     
  18. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    What direction are you heading in when you leave? I'm to the east. If you are kind of local maybe we can meet another time.
     
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  19. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    See, I think this sort of thing would be entertaining - even if guys local to each other got together for a quick trade fest.

    Little chopping would be good as well.
     
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  20. traditionalist

    traditionalist

    82
    Jul 20, 2014
    I live about 3 hrs away, and I believe I'll be heading in the opposite direction when I leave.
     

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