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You do such a great job on the peen and hammer face. Perfectly dressed.
Try a 5 pound axe on a 36" handle for splitting.
I'd heat and hammer the eye back in shape on that Rixford and then hang it. The poll is too far gone to do anything without further damaging the logo.
The claw hatchet is my favorite style. So much utility in 1 tool. Rehang it on an 18" riggers axe handle.
I'd buy it if you're not interested in it.
All my time is still going into the new house, the yard and the vegetable garden. Hopefully I'll get some time soon. I've got a lot of axe...
Splitter or wedge banger. If you don't have a use for it there then sell it. Some collector will buy it.
Great NOS find! I agree with Josh, don't use it. The C44 stamp is just a production code.
Yes, I would assume the change in markings is due to the year of manufacture. Marketers always want something to look fresh.
Tremendous! I love the sod roller and the lamp. Both very steampunk.
The roller reminds me of an old joke. One day I came home from work at a...
Do you think it was cut or cracked? I'm guessing that says 1945. I can't imagine many were made during the war.
It looks like their standard...
Powell Tool Co. Very old.
You see those bronze finished axes and hatchets in many of the old catalogs.
What he said.
Couldn't agree more. It makes such a huge difference in how they cut.
And as I've said before the shape of the cheeks will determine the shape of...
Looks like apitong. Are the splinters like needles?
I think HnS is on the right track. Super heavy flooring hatchet. With those thick eye walls and weight it's definitely built for pounding.
The hand crank grinder is sometimes called a railroad grinder. The larger the main gear the better the unit. 6" gears were 'homeowner' models. 8...
GB axes are OK for certain bushcraft tasks. But they can't hold a candle to a vintage American axe. They have a great heat treat on moderate steel...
Now I'm dying to know what the book was.
You need a file to set the bevel. That's 90%. Then some way to hone the edge.