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Small Hatchet - wondering who made it

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by utah_fish, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. utah_fish

    utah_fish Gold Member Gold Member

    802
    Oct 21, 2011
    Any idea who made this? It's 13.5 inches long with a head measuring ~5.25 by 3 inches. The eye is just over 1.75 inches. Has an old oval sticker over the blue paint. The eye has been epoxied.

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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm betting it says Sweden or Made Sweden under the sticker.
    Probably by wetterlings, and made for mass export to North America ( I believe these are most common in Canada )
     
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  3. Casey Lyall

    Casey Lyall

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    Jul 7, 2018
    If it is a Wetterlings it will have a makers mark stamped in the head.
     
  4. utah_fish

    utah_fish Gold Member Gold Member

    802
    Oct 21, 2011
    Yup. I removed the rest of the sticker and hit it with mineral oil and fine steel wool to remove the grit and there is still nothing visible. Thanks guys
     
  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Hmm, well then I don't know.
    Any of the likely suspects for this blue on the head always used some kind of stamp.
    It looks well formed so I guess all you can really do is use it and see of it happens to be a good tool.
     
  6. utah_fish

    utah_fish Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 21, 2011
    I'm going to sell it.
     
  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
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    Aside from the color and perhaps the size/weight it looks similar to my Sandvik Camper 1 1/4 hatchet
    FWIW :cool:

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  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    It looks like Wetterlings to me. Either way, 99% it's Swedish.
     
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  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    My first thought exactly.
     
  10. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Without a stamp or a legible label, it's a mystery, but the label remnants have some similarities to these Wetterlings labels:

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  11. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Steve,

    The sticker on the top picture you posted really does look like the one on the OPs hatchet. I'm pretty sure that I can read the H in his stamp.

    I have a wetterlings hatchet that my dad gave me when I was probably 5 or 6. My first axe :) It was old when he gave it to me in the early 1980s.

    It also measures 5.25" x 3", but doesn't appear exactly similar to the OPs hatchet, and I'm pretty sure that my hatchet never had that epoxy in the eye.

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  12. utah_fish

    utah_fish Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Man that's a beaut! Thx for posting
     
  13. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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  14. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010


    Good work finding that example, especially with that last photo.
     
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