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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
    Yard sale stop today.

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  2. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Warmer weather, things are really starting to open up.

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  3. phantomknives

    phantomknives

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    Mar 31, 2016
    dont see too many of those ice axes anymore, i'v seen a few old ice saws, one at a cracker barrel being held by two tiny nails, i wasnt very enthusiastic about sitting there
     
  4. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    Whew the handle on that Connie! You make me jealous with your finds JB
     
  5. osage outlaw

    osage outlaw

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    Feb 21, 2015
    I've been on a dry spell lately. I've been to busy to spend much time looking. I picked up a few things today. I can't see any writing on the axe.

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  6. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I went for the anvil and came home with all this. The anvil is a 220lb Peter Wright, they had it for sale for $200. The weight wasn't advertised and they had no idea, I weighed it at home. I got everything for $300. The middle axe is a Flint Edge, I love the smaller Jersey, can't wait to ID it.
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  7. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    That anvil. Wow!:eek:
    The stand doesn't look right for it or the vise.
     
  8. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Totally jealous. You find so many anvils. I wish shipping wasn't so much.
     
  9. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    It gets better. The 3 axes in the lot were all real winners. A Kelly Perfect, a North Wayne Tool Jersey, and another Maine Wedge. The only mark on that one is the weight stamp in the middle. I'm thrilled with them.

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  10. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Neat. You don't see many north wayne tool co axes. The stamp looks identical to John King and PV number stamps.
     
  11. jprime84

    jprime84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    First time stopping at the flea market to look at tools. After fixing up my wife's grandads double bit, I was looking for a large single. Picked this one up that had some mushrooming but also lots of blade life left. No clue what it is - just getting into axes.

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  12. phantomknives

    phantomknives

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    Mar 31, 2016
    look forward to seeing it in what did you rehang today
     
  13. jprime84

    jprime84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    Here it is cleaned up. Clearly marked "Spiller" "Oakland" and "4 1/2".

    I wonder if I should sand off the mushroomed edges.

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  14. phantomknives

    phantomknives

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    Mar 31, 2016
    you scored, spiller, i'v heard was one of the best forges in maine
     
  15. jprime84

    jprime84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    Is that so? Nice! I got it for $12 so good to hear it wasn't a waste.
     
  16. osage outlaw

    osage outlaw

    152
    Feb 21, 2015
    Today's auction finds. I didn't really want the pick axes but they came with the axes that I bought. Besides this stuff I also got an old Bear recurve bow for $5

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    I can only make out "Perfect" on this double bit

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    This one has me intrigued. It's kind of smaller and has a circle stamp with a square inside of it. I can't make out what the words say.

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  17. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    RICH-CON (Richards & Conover Hardware Company) has a square and circle.


    Bob

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  18. jprime84

    jprime84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    "Perfect" looks like a True Temper -Perfect- that I have seen before.
     
  19. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Lovely find! If you're planning to return it into active service smoothing off the dents, burrs and mushrooming isn't a bad idea. If it's destiny is as a collector item or wall hanger don't tamper with it much more than you already have. I cringe every time someone claims to have 'restored' a classic axe. Spillers were held in high regard and this one is far from dead with regard to 'ability to perform work'.
     
  20. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I'm curious to know if this is cringe worthy.
    If yes, I'd be interested in hearing why. If no, I'd be interested in knowing what types of things are objectionable to you.
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