What did you rehang today?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Irongun324, May 1, 2013.

  1. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    I flame treated this handle to give it some character and blackened the Senior Scout head.
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  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
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  3. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    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!!!!
     
  4. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Oh man, wow! I really appreciate that. Cheers!
     
  5. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Wow thats cool.Them still being in business wonder if its worth pestering them to make them again .
     
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  6. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    National pattern Victory.
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    It oughta be good for throwing.
     
  7. VintageAxe

    VintageAxe Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2011
    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.
     
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  8. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Much appreciated bro! :cool:
     
  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Gorgeous axe!

    It's odd to see a Victory without the telltale waves on the surface.
     
  10. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    I suffered blood, sweat, and tears over this axe. it was mirror polished at one time... at several times actually. :confused::mad:
    Suffice to say, we have been through a lot.
     
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  11. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    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.
     
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  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Unlikely. War spoils weren’t coming home yet. Might be recycled US steel.
     
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  13. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Unmarked MI
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  14. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    I had to join in the fun of double posting. Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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  15. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Is that a new or used handle? I like the color.
     
  16. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    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.
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  17. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    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.

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  18. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
    That's wonderful grain. You'll enjoy using it!
     
  19. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    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.
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    A few pre-final hang and some wedge curls..
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    Hickory wedge is 2-1/2" long in a 2-1/2" deep kerf. Just about perfect!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
  20. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 28, 2009
    Josh-Does this mean the hand is all healed up?
     
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