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What is the most unusual axe pattern that you own?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by cooperhill, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Thought it be interesting to see some of the more rare and unusual axe patterns around.

    This is mine. A hoosier pattern axe from Snow & Nealley:

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  2. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    From another thread, the "Calabria" pattern (a couple companies in Italy still make this pattern).

    Handle can be easily removed (like a tomahawk), but the head is tapered (without the bulging eye of a tomahawk).

     
  3. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    I don't guess that I really have any Coop.
    I suppose that a Puget Sound pattern would be considered unusual to 'normal' folks that aren't axe nuts and have never seen one before :D
     
  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I don't know what the little blue one is. It looks German to me. Only mark is weight in grams on head and [...]oss tm on the handle. Then I have a 6-pounder which I think is a Connecticut, weight and pattern both unusual around here.
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    That's it 2cd from the left. It must be about 6 lb because it balances about in the middle when 6 lb barbell disc is hanging from handle end.
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  5. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    I'm going to have to beg off as a traditionalist....Like Bear, my Puget Sound and maybe a 5Lb Plumb Dayton are my only out of the norm axes. I have 130+ total so I'm pretty mainstream.

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  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Same here. Cool axe and I still need to finish carving the hickory handle upgrade for it. If memory serves correctly Falci also makes a model with a hammer poll. Would make a great alternative to a 'hawk in the woods.
     
  7. upnorth

    upnorth

    Nov 25, 2006
    That is really cool. I should start to keep some of the axe heads that I find in fields. Most are just turn of the century though. I usually find them with a bit of rotted wood and square head nails in them.
     
  8. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    I think my most unusual axe patterns are my hewing tools. Most axes are made for chopping and/or splitting wood. These tools have a completely different purpose.

    Central to my hewing tools is my broad axe. I've posted pictures here before but I'll repost one image for this thread.

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    Another important hewing tool is my carpenters adze. This is an old True Temper with it's original handle. It's very handy for finishing a surface.

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    One of my favorite hewing tools is my Stubai of Austria broad hatchet. I use it for hewing but it sees more use as a 'stump axe', a tool used atop the stump for shaping wood.

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    It has a claw for extracting nails. It also has an offset handle and a slightly turned bit to save you from 'barking your knuckles' when hewing a timber. The cheeks are relatively thin.

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    My most valued hewing tool is an old railroad broad hatchet that was recently gifted to me by my friend Operator. It's a True Temper Flint Edge with a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Rail Road stamp. This railroad used to run through my home town of Maple Valley and the old rail bed has been converted into a regional trail (a rails-to-trails project). This is part of my small but growing collection of CMStP&P railroad tools. Eventually this collection will be donated to the local historical museum. I can't thank Operator enough for donating this to the collection. [​IMG]

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  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
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  10. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nice write up Pegs!
    I'll keep my eyes open for tools with that stamp.
    You never know, something might show up around these parts ;)
     
  11. Operator1975

    Operator1975

    Sep 24, 2010
    Anything for you Pegs! It is going to a great collector, collection, and purpose. And besides, I love given axes away to put a good smile on guys faces.
     
  12. Crazyotter

    Crazyotter

    334
    Jun 26, 2010
    Hey Squarepeg,

    search "vintage true temper kelly works brush axe with handle stamped CMSTP&PRR" on the flea bay. One just popped up.
     
  13. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Some axes my Mom brought back from Pakistan in the 60's. Probably tourist pieces, but they have a nice surprise at the end of the handle! I think they're some type of battle axe.

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  14. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Thanks for the tip, Crazy.

    I actually have a CMSTP&PRR brush axe but it wouldn't hurt to have another.

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    Almost forgot, I have a TT Kelly Works brush axe, too. But I don't have both stamps on one axe.

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  15. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
  16. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I like the brush axes that Collins put out, too.
     
  17. Crazyotter

    Crazyotter

    334
    Jun 26, 2010
    Thanks FortyTwo! I forgot I jammed one under the seat of my father's truck, um, 6 months ago?
     
  18. Ah Pook

    Ah Pook

    196
    Dec 16, 2007
    Users

    Beatty broad hewing axe
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    Does a pickaroon count?
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    Wall hangers
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  19. trailmaker

    trailmaker

    506
    May 15, 2011
    Bavarian pattern with hardened poll
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    Japanese hewer
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    I think these are called "boarding" axes
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  20. trailmaker

    trailmaker

    506
    May 15, 2011
    double bit with levers
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    euro hewing axes
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    maul with raised area on one side
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