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Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Irongun324, May 1, 2013.
I flame treated this handle to give it some character and blackened the Senior Scout head.
That's about as sexy as sexy gets right there. That has to be the prettiest axe I have ever seen. Simply incredible! Great job and thank you for sharing!!!!
Oh man, wow! I really appreciate that. Cheers!
Wow thats cool.Them still being in business wonder if its worth pestering them to make them again .
National pattern Victory.
It oughta be good for throwing.
That's beautiful. I like the way you chamfer and finish the corners on your handle where it pokes through the eye. As well as, well, pretty much everything about your hang. Nicely done.
Much appreciated bro!
It's odd to see a Victory without the telltale waves on the surface.
I suffered blood, sweat, and tears over this axe. it was mirror polished at one time... at several times actually.
Suffice to say, we have been through a lot.
Awesome looking.Victorys fight back,wonder if barge loads of wartime scrap ended up in St Louis and thier is jap and german steel in any of them.
Unlikely. War spoils weren’t coming home yet. Might be recycled US steel.
I had to join in the fun of double posting. Sorry, couldn't resist.
Is that a new or used handle? I like the color.
It's the one that came with it. But it had metal wedges and was coated in bees wax. So removed the wedges, stripped it down and hung it a little lower. I am hoping it will darken up again as I oil it. I liked the color before, but it had a weird feel to it. I did not like it.
Increasing supply of double bits and next to nothing supply of vintage hafts. And the pure boredom of a rainy weekend. I went and picked up a Truper handle this weekend. I found one that had less than terrible grain. After a couple hours I got it carved down to resemble an oval shape. I probably would have had better luck with a 2x4. But hey, it gave me something to do. All good practice to someday make one from scratch.
That's wonderful grain. You'll enjoy using it!
Pre-1930 Kelly Axe & Tool co. Rockaway pattern. 3lb 7.9oz. Refinished it from a pretty damaged state. Hung with a hickory wedge on a 34" white ash helve.
A few pre-final hang and some wedge curls..
Hickory wedge is 2-1/2" long in a 2-1/2" deep kerf. Just about perfect!
I didn't want to mess up the finish by cutting and sanding the tongue flush so I left it proud just a skosh this time. Used painter's tape to avoid any scratches.
I chose white ash because I liked the contrast with the blued head. But the hickory wedge contrasted nicely too! The wedge being harder really compressed the ash. Good stuff! There's a lot of stored energy there.
This is the longest I think I've gone without hanging an axe in years! Can't tell you how good it felt to be back at it again. Thanks for checking it out and take care!
Josh-Does this mean the hand is all healed up?