Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello everyone, been lurking here a few days and this is my first post. Today at the local flea market I was able to pick up a Beatty & Son fire fighter axe (I believe to to be from the mid 1800's cant find a date for the stamp) and a Modern Woodmen of America parade axe (I believe to be from the 1940's). I'll try to get pictures of them in this post soon. I was thinking about restoring the heads and rehanging them, but as of right now I just plan on them being wall hangers, do you think I should or leave them as is? Also the parade axe has an aluminum head, does anyone have any tips for working with aluminum besides just metal polish? Thanks in advance!