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Rare !!!Plumb axe help dating and other information

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Yarin, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Wake31


    Jun 21, 2016
    No I'll be carving a custom haft, so I won't be limited! Thanks for the advise. Stay tuned for the end result.
  2. AxeNinja


    Sep 14, 2018
    Are you sure? I have a Cooper tools Plumb with permabond. Also, new Plumb tools to this day come with permabond. Was there a gap?
  3. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    FWIW, in this Plumb catalog from Cooper Tools (year not specified?), the axes are listed as being "wood wedged". The hatchets and hammers have Permabond.

    http://www.dixieconstruction.com/Catalogs/Cooper Plumb 550615.pdf
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  4. AxeNinja


    Sep 14, 2018

    Yesteryears tools is wrong about quite a few things including the post 1981 All American labels. Tom loosely researched a lot of this stuff and made assumptions to get the info posted so gotta take a lot of it with a grain of salt.
  5. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    There has been an exponential growth in interest in this over the last few years and many details have changed, I’m sure.

    Please share any current research you've come across, @AxeNinja
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  6. JHTRFowler


    Jul 14, 2019
    With all the info flowing everywhere - how can anyone keep up? New to collecting, started with Boy Scouts axes. What books or self produced write ups are there out there, and how do I locate them? I have heard that a Ed Holbrook did a BSA hatchet/blades spiral booklet but I can not find it anywhere. Is it essentially correct in its descriptions? Is that author still alive? Amazon says it has been unavailable since 2004. Does anyone have a digital copy that can be posted for download or are beginning collectors simply outta luck? Hard to get into a hobby when there is no educational publications dealing with the hobby! Thanks for any assistance in advance.
  7. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Holbrook has issued "new" "editions" that are identical - same number of words and pages - same knives and axes. His work is useful but incomplete (Start with missing the first BSA Scout Axe.).

    Do take into account in reading my opinion (The missing first BSA axe is a fact, not an opinion.) that I once offered to send him pictures of clearly marked BSA axes not included in his book. Didn't ask for credit. Just wanted to help. No response. So that behavior no doubt colors my view of him.

    FYI, the first model Bridgeport BSA axe that Official Scout Blades dates at "1934 -1948" was advertised for sale at p. 51 in Boys' Life in April, 1931.

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