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Mann Lewistown, PA - Fire Axe

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by SkogKniv, May 6, 2012.

  1. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

    465
    Jul 25, 2009
    Now for something completely different,

    This is I think a 6lbs head, I never weighed it. It is the neighbors, he found it in his garage. I had an extra handle.

    Ideally I think a 36" handle would have been better, but all I had was a 32". He just wanted a handle on it, so he could display it up.

    I just shaped the neck and drove the wedge home. He will finish off the handle himself.

    Wedge went in super tight, and compressed. I figured this time I would drop in two metal cross wedges. The eye on this axe was odd shaped. Should never come out now.

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  2. billoo13

    billoo13

    56
    Mar 12, 2012
    That axe looks amazing, you did a fantastic job on it.
     
  3. vic2367

    vic2367

    Sep 15, 2006
    agreed :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  4. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012

    You couldn't do a finer job of fitting the eye than this. That is really well done. [​IMG]
     
  5. billoo13

    billoo13

    56
    Mar 12, 2012
    How did he get a fire axe? Sorry if that's a noobish question.
     
  6. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

    465
    Jul 25, 2009
    It was his Grandfathers. Left in his garage, which is actually an old converted school house.
     
  7. russianpolander

    russianpolander Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2011
    Great Company, just down the road from me.
     
  8. Operator1975

    Operator1975

    Sep 24, 2010
    Nice look axe.

    I dont get into the fire axes, then that is another line I have to go chase after!

    Well done with the hang job as always, though no "skogged" head this time. Due to the eye and length?
     
  9. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

    465
    Jul 25, 2009
    I actually finished it like I always do, but I knew he wasn't using this axe, but putting it up for display, so I just finished it like it was probably bought. At least how I figured it was bought so many years ago. Like I said the eye was odd shaped, so I thought two metal wedges would suit the finish of the axe.

    Like you, the fire axes are not a huge interest of mine. I am glad the kid was happy with it though.
     
  10. Section10

    Section10

    114
    Jun 8, 2010
    Looking good!
     
  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I got one because it looked medieval and it was only 8 bucks. It's also a Mann. Shown here with a 6-lb council tools copperhead.

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    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  12. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    I love the design on that head. She's a beauty. I found my Dad's fire axe this past weekend. I wonder if it's a Mann?


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