The Mini Hatchet

Hickory n steel

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Heading into town after work today for dinner a movie ( opening day of Midway, loved the original and had to buy tickets for this one ) and a little bit of shopping and I've decided to pick up some BC cold blue and blue these little guys.
 
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I'll get some somewhere, but while walmart had the BC cold blue solution a couple weeks ago they didn't this time.

Not sure where else to buy it if the other walmart doesn't have it next time I'm up that way, so I'd probably have to order it if the stuff can actually be shipped to California ( I know my leather dye says not legal for sale In California on the box but I've got no problem ordering it )
 

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Heading into town after work today for dinner a movie ( opening day of Midway, loved the original and had to buy tickets for this one ) and a little bit of shopping and I've decided to pick up some BC cold blue and blue these little guys.
You probably know this already but I thought I'd mention it anyway in case you didn't. Cold bluing involves lots of rinsing to do properly and you've already hafted them! Makes it a lot harder to do. Can you get the sticks out of 'em?
 

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You probably know this already but I thought I'd mention it anyway in case you didn't. Cold bluing involves lots of rinsing to do properly and you've already hafted them! Makes it a lot harder to do. Can you get the sticks out of 'em?

They're definitely not going anywhere, so I guess that means I won't be cold bluing them.

I'll probably just paint on some ketchup and leave 'em overnight, the dark dull grey doesn't look that bad and it evens out over time.
That's what I did to my first one.
 

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Well after all this time I finally got one...
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A good one! An old one... I just hadn't ever come across one before today. I've since cleaned it and filed out the dings. I've picked out a haft too but haven't hung it yet.
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It now weighs 1lb. 2.4oz. It's a cute little thing! I'll post some daylight pictures here once I finish it. Take care guys!
 

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Well after all this time I finally got one...
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A good one! An old one... I just hadn't ever come across one before today. I've since cleaned it and filed out the dings. I've picked out a haft too but haven't hung it yet.
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It now weighs 1lb. 2.4oz. It's a cute little thing! I'll post some daylight pictures here once I finish it. Take care guys!

What a little sweetie! :)
I've never seen a mini Kelly before. Really cool!
 
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Hi all,

Sorry I am unable to post photos at this time. I have a rather unique/unusual Mini Hatchet Head (needing a handle). This mini Hatchet Head looks quite "similar" in design to a vintage PLUMB

"Boy Scout" Hatchet (PLUMB weights 18.65 ounces). The Mini Hatchet Head (side by side) next to the PLUMB looks noticeably smaller. The (no I.D.) Mini Hatchet Head specs are as follows :

* 2.5" Blade Face

*a FLAT (non rounded) 1.5" Poll

* 3/4" THICK (measured width of Poll)

*4.5" O.A.L.


The "Eye Hole" I believe is rather unique for a "Hatchet" in that the "Eye Hole" is shaped for a Handle type as is found on a Ball Peen Hammer. The "Eye Hole" measures (1.25"L and 1/2" W).

Despite this (no I.D./Markings) "Hatchet Head" being so small, it's weight is five ounce MORE than the likes many of the Mini Hatchets shown in this thread, Head weighing in at 13.05 ounces.

Also, for such a small "Hatchet" the Head is rather THICK! In fact, THICKER than the PLUMB "Boy Scout" Hatchet by a lot! Nevertheless, it is a pretty cool (albeit) STOUT lil' Beefy Hatchet Head!

I wonder which Company might of made this lil' 13 ounce "Hatchet" Head and, what was it's intended purpose (being so thick) ? It measures OVER a 1/2" thick (width) after the "Eye

Hole". Assuming I can find a proper handle, might you all have any suggestions as to what would be the best Handle length ? I'm think 12 to 14" might be ideal ? Thanks for any insight

help/suggestions/recommendations you may offer.

HARDBALL
 
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Hi all,

I admit, I not very good when it comes to Fractions/Measurements. Might either of these handles be a close match for my (per above Specs) Mini Hatchet Head ?


* 2.5" Blade Face

*a FLAT (non rounded) 1.5" Poll

* 3/4" THICK (measured width of Poll)

*4.5" O.A.L.


"The "Eye Hole" I believe is rather unique for a "Hatchet" in that the "Eye Hole" is shaped for a Handle type as is found on a Ball Peen Hammer or better yet, it looks almost identical to the oval shape and size of a vintage "Stanley Rock Hammer". The "Eye Hole" measures (1.25"L and 1/2" W).

Link for viewing Photos and SPECS only : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-No...mmer-Chisel-Rock-Hickory-Handle-/223944452609

Despite this (no I.D./Markings) "Hatchet Head" being so small, it's weight is five ounce MORE than the likes many of the Mini Hatchets shown in this thread, Head weighing in at 13.05 ounces."


Overall Length - 13" Eye Size - 59/64" x 1/2" Includes - 1 wood wedge, 2 steel wedges and instructions.




Perhaps this one ?

Vaughan | Sku: 601-62 13.5" straight octagon handle, rectangle (adze) eye 1" by .5" 60162 Supreme Octagon Adze Eye Hammer Replacement Handle For 13 amd 16 oz Vaughan hammers.13-1/2" length. 1" by 1/2' rectangular eye.


Thanks,

HARDBALL
 

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I just finished a bit rehab work on this little guy that just came in.



The overall length is exactly 10", and the total weight is just over 1lb.

I believe it's a form of barrel hatchet, and was told it's likely be an AA&T.CO product.
Made for Pritzlaff hdw.

Maybe the bomb shaped eye is a giveaway ?


I really like the handle too, they really don't make em like this anymore for sure.
 

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I couldn't help myself, so I modified it.

It turned out pretty well, but modification isn't something I normally like to do so if I had to do it over again I would have left it alone.
 

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Is a 1lb head " mini " enough ?
J.yerkes dec 23 1864.


The handle is 12.5", walnut, with a beeswaxed cotton twine wrap.
I've done this to machetes in the past and quite like it, gives a good grip without blistering and the beeswax locks it down but allows it to be easily removed.
 
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