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It followed me home (Part 2)

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

  1. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Very nice tongs! There resale is very good. I never pass up tongs at a good price. :thumbup:
     
  2. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    The current ones don't, but they made some a few years back that did.
     
  3. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Well done. They actually feel real good. I could see using them on heavier heads. They would not be good for those with soft hands though.

    Nice links. I didn't know all of that stuff either.
    Thank you!
     
  4. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    So how does, $90, or $6 each grab you? :D
     
  5. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    It grabs my funny bone and makes me laugh!:thumbup:
     
  6. mhutch

    mhutch

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    Mar 1, 2015
    This may be the best antique shop/barn find I've come across. It's a Blish Mize & Silliman carpenters/broad axe with the original handle. Not sure who made it for Blish Mize or how old it is. Blish Mize & Silliman was a hardware supplier out of Atchison, Kansas only a couple hours away from where I grew up. That's about all I've found out so far so if anyone knows more about the brand, or just information on broad axes of this design, please share.

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    ^I guess this means it's for left-handed use?

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  7. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    This thing followed me home. Appears to say Kelly Works Flint Edge Hand Made.

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    Little worn and painted but looks a "bit" interesting

    *Hand Forged not Hand Made
     
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  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Not a big volume day, but still a very happy return from a local estate sale this morning. There is a Wagner cast iron griddle, an early hand forged mason hammer, a 3lb Atha and a 4lb Klein & Logan RR hammer. An also a Genuine Norlund axe. It's 24" long and total weight is about 3lbs. Is it the Tomahawk axe? I paid $20 for everything, I'm happy.

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  9. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    That Norland is usually referred to as the Camp or Camper model.

    Bill
     
  10. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    That makes sense, but I was looking at the pics on Yesteryeartool and none quite matched the head shape/weight/handle length. It doesn't match, but it fits the Camper better than any other I guess.
     
  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That griddle is a score as well. Breakfast/campfire.
     
  12. Axe Master '94

    Axe Master '94

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    Sep 24, 2014
    Would definitely be interested in that griddle! Nice scores. The Norlund should put that haul well into the black, too.
     
  13. Sparky415

    Sparky415

    70
    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi Garry,
    Thanks very much for the offer Mate but as you say the postage doesn’t make any sense

    Square Peg, it’s an ‘EZYEDGE’, the one on the right in this picture is ‘just a slip stone’

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    And the 2lb hammer cleaned up well :D

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  14. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal Gold Member Gold Member

    548
    Jul 8, 2014
    The Norlund looks like a camper. That's a great find. It'll pay for your next trip to the estate sales!
     
  15. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Just for fun I drove into town to check out the Portland Expo Center Antique Fair. Some very interesting tools and bladed items. There was some interesting stuff i.e. Norlund-ish Hudson Bay with "US" log stamp welded to the poll- no markings, guy selling one- and two man crosscuts in a variety of tooth patterns. Might have to revisit tomorrow..., lots of Northern King hewing hatchets for 40-45$, Plumb Boy Scouts hatchets in mediocre/recoverable shape to dead for way too much - $45-$75 and a guy with barrels of NOS/used handles and about 12 hafted axes of notable marks - Marshall Wells, Stiletto, Northern King, Collins (simple Collins logo in a rectangle), etc.


    I ran across a Plumb rafting pattern that was reeeeeaally toe worn. I'd like to try a rafting pattern and the poll on this one was pretty much untouched. The gentleman wouldn't do less than $65. Half-sorry I didn't get it actually.

    I did run across a two-man log carrier with a cracked but holding handle with solid tack on it for $15. It is marked PAT APPLD FOR (as far as I can see) on one side and (S)T & HWKS 15 on the other. The "S" could be another letter but without cleaning it up right now that is all I can make out.

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    Seems medium weight and in good shape. The vendor was cool and enjoyed talking about it before selling it to me. When someone says they remind you of someone they know and lighten up, talk price when appropriate lol.

    Here is a broad axe(?) head that I talked into 48$. Nice guy. I had to hop on the scale with it as I don't have a scale over 5.2lbs. Took the difference three times with and three times without it held to chest was 7lb,9-10oz. It has some evidence of banging on the top of the eye and some bit damage at the toe. Canadian pattern? The only other I saw was already handled and in really intact condition but $175 firm isn't my bag. Different pattern as well - tie-hacker or Pennsylvania.

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    Unsure of the maker's mark but maybe someone here recognizes it?

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    I think this will be fun to restore to action and try my hand at it. If nothing else, then some rough-hewn borders for a stone trail out back. The handle will be a good little project.

    The same guy was willing to part with a Plumb double bit he kept calling a "topper's axe". it's marked 3'2 which sounds close to full-size at 3.5# but the eye is pretty close in size to one of my cruisers.

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    Did Plumb make a 3.2# cruiser or is it just a very evenly worn full-size head? It measures 9" In width.
    It's pretty where it's not damaged but will need to be replaced to actually use it safely.


    Fun morning.
    *no hole in handle. Was head down with a recent purchase that does have a hole... Over-rationed myself I do believe...
     
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  16. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012

    Digging the bevels on that one. [​IMG]
     
  17. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    No its not a cruiser. These topping axes were usually hung on shorter hafts and will have a hole through them. Eye sizes are not standard and I have axes that fall in between a full size eye and a cruiser. It seems that the older axes had a tendency to have eyes wider and not as long as the more modern ones, just in general, you will find all kinds of exceptions.
    http://www.washington.edu/uwired/ou...s/Curriculum Packets/High Lead Logging/I.html
     
  18. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    She's a beauty! Kelly would be my first guess as to the manufacturer.

    Of coarse these are made to flip for right or left handle use. Never put a bevel on the flat side it ruins the axe.
    Probably didn't tell you any thing you didn't already know, but not knowing your knowledge level I thought I should say some thing.
    Great find.
     
  19. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Nice. Thank you Garry.
     
  20. aikonen

    aikonen

    244
    Feb 8, 2015
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    I was so close to buy this thing yesterday, but some guy stole it by 1$ at the last 10 seconds of the auction. I'm salty as hell right now..
     

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