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Thanks for the pics.
To me it looks like monosteel Collinsville product.
Pretty nice find.
Late Mann made axe tend to have sloppy, unfinished surface inside the eyes....
Could you take a pic of the surface inside the eye of the Homestead axe? I think it was actually made in Collinsville before acquisition by METCo
Funny You you said that. One of the reasons I love National Parks are Ranger Programs. Bernie in his videos seems like any of Public Servants...
They are a little bit different kind of animal than majority of axes. They are cast, not drop forged and supposedly pain in the butt to sharpen.
Check @Yankee Josh posts; he often rehangs Maine axes....
Can you post a link to this reference?
Round and Half Round files. Dowel with sand paper glued to it might do the trick as cheap option.
Most likely made around the time of the merger. In later time "Kelly Axe & Tool Co" was substituted by "Kelly Works"
Jake, thank you for the explanation of the whole process.
Can you imagine any town without tire shop? The same goes for blacksmiths in any...
Sorry, "Daniel Axe" does not ring a bell. The shape of the bevels might point to Lippincott & Hubbard and AA&TCo.
I have seen something similar in one of Cambodian Blacksmith videos. I believe it is only shallow quench, pause, dunk and it is not followed by...
After whole Allagash thread (https://bladeforums.com/threads/allagash-cruiser-anyone-use-have-one.1646845/ )I really wanted to check out wedge...
That channel has some neat videos. Yesterday, I stumbled on blacksmith made log lifting jig documentary. If one could add some kind of temporary...
Can you share what is the Rockwell hardness of the bit and poll?
Thanks, that makes perfect sense.
Darn, I did not know I needed another axe :)
I will wait for longer handle, though.
What kind of water-resistant finish?
3lbs. Is it total weight or just a head?
What was the reason for very worn Kelly Perfect look? Personally, I...
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I just love those old documentaries.
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