It followed me home (Part 2)

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

  1. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    That's an awesome find!!!!

    ha, that's funny, I was just about to let you know it was McKinnon and not McMillon

    here is mine, with a 1915 date, so one year older than yours.

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    what are the specs on yours? blade width, head length, handle length, weight?

    Mine is stamped 3^3 and does weigh 3lbs 12oz - total weight is 4lbs 8oz. edge is 5 1/4", head is 7 5/8" long, and the handle is 29" with the clipped fawns foot. Probably was originally a 30" handle, but I rehung the head and had to seat it a little lower, and then took off the point of the fawns foot because it was all smashed.
     
  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Man I love those axes!
    I had to go check what mine was...
    5lbs., 1913
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  3. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Okay! Awesome! I sent you my email on your profile page. Looking forward to chatting with you about it! I've got a few in mind but one in particular that you might like to have!
     
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  4. Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    It's still sitting in my truck. I knew it was a good head, but spent my afternoon hanging the no name 4 1/2 lbs dbl bit I got yesterday to split maple rounds. That thing is a laser beam!

    Kind of savoring it if you know what I mean? Will clean it up tonight or tomorrow and take plenty of dimensions.

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  5. Pdr206

    Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    I'll go check it out man!
     
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  6. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    VERY
    NICE!!!!!
     
  7. Pdr206

    Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    More info on the McKinnon.

    29" long. 7" blade edge to poll. 4 1/2" tip to tip (blade) 1 1/4" thick poll. Eye is 2 1/2 x 7/8".

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  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Very nice! Beautiful axe man... Looks like the original helve as well.
    Boy it'd take an awful nice axe to coax that from you! Thankfully I've got a few if you are still considering it! :D
    Anyone else have trouble blowing up images from postimage? Once I click on the image and get to the postimage page I cannot get the photo to enlarge. Plus a scam pops up and tells me I've won something... This happen to anyone else?
     
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  9. Pdr206

    Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    I don't know if it's allowed, but PM me your email and I'm more than happy to send the pics your way!
     
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  10. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I can't PM you because you don't have a paid subscription. But I did give you my email in that message on your profile page! I'd love to see some more photos of it! Thanks!
     
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  11. Pdr206

    Pdr206

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    Feb 11, 2020
    Sent!
     
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  12. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    awesome! looks great. What is the weight stamp on it? it should be on the same location but opposite side as the McKinnon stamp. Should be maybe a 3 or a 3 with a superscript 1 or 2 or something.

    yes, it does that to me on my phone - but works fine on my laptop (which is signed in to my postimage account) so it might not work if you don't have a postimage account.
     
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  13. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Digging around in grandpas old shed and found another one of his old axes. It’s unmarked but the bits are full. Definitely worth rehanging for a user.
     
  14. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Got another Snow and Neally diamond eye today. This one was a pretty good deal. I met an Ebay seller that lives a couple towns away from me! Nice guy. And now I've got another set of eyeballs looking for axes for me!


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    After many hours of filing and honing, rubbing and oiling...
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    One bit is slightly narrower than the other due to the toe being rounded a bit. But I wasn't willing to file the other bit improperly to make it match. Temper is excellent on this one... Thanks for looking!
     
  15. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Oh man, that turned out amazing! Great job filing! Always impressed by your work!
     
  16. Travbud1

    Travbud1

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    Aug 7, 2015
    Stumbled into a new-to-me antique store yesterday and found this gem! It's my first example of this particular stamp, and in great shape overall. I love these older swamping patterns!

    True Temper
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    3lbs 14.4oz

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  17. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thats a great find. I really like those stamps and the swamper pattern:cool:

    Where is this store again? ...:D:D:cool::cool: dont ever tell!!
     
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  18. jblyttle

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    Sep 3, 2014
  19. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Great to see a post from you!
    Is that a KP Jersey pattern I spy up at the top there? Red tape.
     
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  20. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012

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