Axe ID - heart/triangle stamp - first time poster

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by El Barto, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. El Barto

    El Barto

    3
    Aug 1, 2020
    Hello,

    I've lurked these here forums for a little while but I'm having trouble ID'ing an axe so felt I needed some help. Some backstory:

    I bought this axe (breitbeil) last year from Austria and didn't have much trouble discovering the manufacturer back then, but for some reason I can't find anything out now. I'm sure I've seen the touch mark posted on these forums so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. I remember that it was a German or Austrian manufacturer making these tools around the turn of the century and during the second world war, and then I believe it merged into another tool making company and part of my recollection is that it's still going today, or at least was until fairly recently. There's a possibility I imagined that though.

    It's not clear in the photo but that's a P.W in the middle of the stamp.

    Any help appreciated!

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  2. El Barto

    El Barto

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    Aug 1, 2020
    And for those interested, here is the whole axe. It is a beast; I hewed with it for one day and was completely wiped out for the next couple of days.

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  3. rjdankert

    rjdankert

    Mar 10, 2011
    https://www.holzwerken.de/museum/hersteller/deutsch.phtml

    Nice axe!:)


    Bob
     
  4. El Barto

    El Barto

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    Aug 1, 2020
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  5. Toss

    Toss

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    Sep 14, 2020
    First time poster here, just wanted to sign up to share this because I got pretty excited about my new discovery.

    I've had this axe laying around for years but have never really taken a closer look at it. Now after inspecting it I could see there was a heart and a triangle stamped in it, got curious so I googled this and this thread showed up first. Now I know it's a Peter Wallbrecher. I refitted the handle. Honestly I'm not into axes at all (yet!) but I needed one so I figured I'd try and restore this one. Worked out really well so far. Still want to sharpen it and maybe rub some oil on the handle.



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