- Sep 24, 2010
Here in Australia recently at Bunnings they stocked a Plumb axe but the head was stamped Hultafors bruks sweden, and came with a Coopers tools branded file. Was about $50au.
Here's a current production axe from Plumb that is made in Sweden (!) and supposedly available online.
The Plumb Tasmanian [model ATR45C32]
4.5 pounds, 32 inches
This axe lists for less than $100, the catch is that it seems to be sold only in Australia.
It appears in the 2010 catalog for Cooper Tools (parent of Plumb, Nicholson, Crescent, etc) in Australia.
This Plumb Tasmanian looks suspiciously similar to the Arvika Five Star made by Hults Bruk:
The axe above the Arvika is the Black King, also made in Sweden and sold in Canada.
In the past, Plumb made a Tasmanian model in the USA for export to Australia.
Does it have a hardened poll?
edit to add: I think I see the temper line. Pretty much my dream axe right now.
I've probably posted this before but it's relative to this thread. 1900 Plumb catalog on Rose Antiques website.