Maine Axes -post 'em up

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by cooperhill, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    It prevents the axe from sticking so easily.
     
  2. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Thank you!
     
  3. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    More maine axes:

    Emerson & Stevens Co. Maine double bit axe.

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    Maine axes: I blame G-pig for this latest addiction.

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  4. G-pig

    G-pig

    Jul 5, 2011
    I reach for my Maine and north east axes more than anything else (kelly, collins, plumb etc).
     
  5. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    That is the definition of beauty right there. Textbook. :cool::thumbup:

    On a related note I love my Emerson & Stevens bush scythe blade.
     
  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Super fine family you've got there, Coop. You Maine Mafia guys are making me sick with all those vintage NE axes you keep digging up. :greenwithenvy:
     
  7. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    great new signature line. Let me make a patch. :D
     
  8. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Maine is teh bestzorz
     
  9. G-pig

    G-pig

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have atleast 5 or 6 new Maine axes that you fellas will be seeing in the coming weeks. some real lookers.
     
  10. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Got all my Maine single bits together for a family picture.

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    Front (L to R) Emerson & Stevens, Spiller, Rixford (wedge pattern maybe not technically Maine), Emerson & Stevens, Unknown marked Oakland Maine, Spiller

    Middle (L to R) E&S, Unknown 3 1/4, Snow & Nealley 3 1/4

    Back (L to R) unknown, unknown 3 1/4, Katco 2 1/4, Marsh & Sons 3 1/4

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  11. halfaxe

    halfaxe

    Nov 29, 2012
    Some nice ones there but I really like that Katco 2 1/4. It has that simple efficient look that I associate with Maine axes.
     
  12. Crazyotter

    Crazyotter

    334
    Jun 26, 2010
    You have all the fun with those huge NH flea markets Coop. If I have time tomorrow, I'll post my Maine axes. I FINALLY found an Oakland boys axe, Emerson and Stevens 2 1/2lb, about two weeks ago. Need to check my handle order. :)
     
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  13. halfaxe

    halfaxe

    Nov 29, 2012
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    My favorite Maine axe.

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  14. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    No such thing as too many Maine-made edged tools. Keep 'em coming! :D :D :D
     
  15. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    That p-v is sweet. Love the handle. I have two similar looking Maine handles.
     
  16. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    psyched to have been able to save this old maine handle. wrestled with one of these capped wedges in order to free the handle from the head without sacrificing the handle.

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  17. HARDBALL

    HARDBALL

    760
    May 6, 2001
    Hi guys,

    While visiting several Antique Shops in Maine, I saw a few "what the heck kind of Axe is this ?" It had these......"thingy's" on the Axe Head that were on hinges ? Please explain what the heck kind of Axe I saw.

    HARDBALL
     
  18. killa_concept

    killa_concept

    May 19, 2009
    Sounds like one of those splitter axes. Neat concept but never personally used one so I can't speak to its effectiveness. The idea was that as it drove into the round, the hinges would counter-act the force and throw the wood apart. Did it look something like this? Personally, if I needed a dedicated wood splitting tool, I'd prefer a maul and some wedges - if it's anything less heavy, I'd opt for a standard axe with the last-second tilt technique and have a more functional, less gimicky tool.

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  19. HARDBALL

    HARDBALL

    760
    May 6, 2001
    Hi KC,

    Yep! That be the one. Thanks for the pix and information.

    HARDBALL
     
  20. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Chopper One splitting axe. Goofy gimmick. I passed at $10 on the last one I saw.
     

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