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My "new" Boy Scout hatchet!

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by John G, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    I picked this one up today at an antique co-op shop. Bridgeport Boy Scout hatchet. So, what now? I get a file and reprofile it? Looks like I just bought myself a new project! :)




  2. Helle


    Dec 9, 2005
    Hey, that's pretty cool.:thumbup:

    Congrats on the find.

    I would just lay out the old mouse pad and sand paper and start with 220 wet/dry and work my way up.

    Thanks for sharing
  3. Snakedoc


    Mar 7, 2007
    That is a good find. I like the old Boy Scout hatchets.
  4. pimpnugget

    pimpnugget Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    great find are you going to use it ? and i would reprofile it and ude the hell out of it
  5. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    Looks like a decent little project you have there. Nice little pick up.
  6. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Thanks guys. And yes, I'm most definately going to use it! It would be a shame not to!
  7. caine


    Nov 9, 2003
    That looks awesome. Have someone sharpen it up and made rehandle it
  8. coaldigger


    Jan 27, 2007
    Cool find 'Ol Bud ! First time I had ever seen one !
  9. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    The handle is actually not too bad. I might give it some linseed oil, but that's it.
  10. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    BSA Item No. 1424. Made 1948-1960. The earlier ones were painted black. Later ones were painted green.
  11. mcjhrobinson


    Nov 2, 2008
    wow nice score! i love seeing the words "made in USA" :)
  12. DPKnives


    Nov 6, 2007
    John That is very cool. Are you going to bring that to the WNY gathering next weekend? That would be a great place to try it out. Doug
  13. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Sounds like a plan, Doug! It'll be cool to meet everyone in person, maybe try out my primitive fishing rig.
  14. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    awesome find , Congrats !!
  15. MikeH


    Oct 18, 2001
    Mine is painted red and has a rubber handle where the wood is. Head and handle shaft identical to the one pictured. Purchased new in 1959. Still with my basement tools, I primarily use it now for yard work, chopping up tree stumps.

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