Axe info

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by devilpig, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    They used GAB rather than GBA in the 60s and at least into the 70s. Somewhere here will know the year they switched. Thay will give you an oldest possible date.
     
  2. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
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  3. Maine20

    Maine20

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    Aug 8, 2017
    Anyone have any info on axes stamped ANNIVERSARY. I have seen the true tempers with this stamp, but the heads I am thinking of only say anniversary. Still a TT product just marked differently?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    This came up before, and the example had a partial label that indicated 1829-1929 (100-year anniversary), like in this photo (posted by Vanitas at another forum):

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    The Geo. Worthington Company had an "Anniversary" brand listed in Hardware Age (1941) for various tools including axes. And the year this company was founded was 1829. So, as I posted earlier, I think those ones are probably from the Geo. Worthington Co.


     
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  5. Maine20

    Maine20

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    Aug 8, 2017
    I just picked up a Gambles Artisan on line. 3.5 lbs Michigan pattern with ridges in the eye.

    I have learned that Gambles hardware started in the mid west in the 1920s and grew to a large department store chain. They went out of business in the 1980s. I was hoping to find out who made their heads but haven’t had much luck. The eye ridges point towards True Temper but who knows for sure.

    Anyway, anyone have more info on Gamble axes?
     
  6. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Gambles wouldn't have made the axe. Ridges in the eye are exclusively features of Kelly/True Temper products. From what I remember the patent is from the early 1960s but they were already being marketed a year or two before then. So what you've got is vintage but not truly old.
     
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  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Yep, just Kelly/True Temper.........

    ....oh, and Vaughan, Collins, Plumb....
     
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  8. Maine20

    Maine20

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    Aug 8, 2017
    Those pesky eye ridges....
     
  9. G-Man69

    G-Man69

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    Jun 9, 2018
    Hello All,
    Here's an I. Blood axe head I found while digging in my garden. My house was built in the 1700's. After a soak it looks good enough to hang, but I'm not sure of its original purpose. There was a sawmill on the property, so it may have been used in that capacity. Any thoughts on what the axe may have been originally used for or the type/length of handle I should use would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Gary
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  10. Agent_H

    Agent_H

    Aug 21, 2013
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  11. G-Man69

    G-Man69

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    Jun 9, 2018
    The axe head weighs 3.5 lbs, if that helps. Any ideas on the pattern?
    Thanks
    GAry
     
  12. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    It's a Connecticut pattern, I think it used to be 3-¾ or 4 pounds judging off the bit
     
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  13. G-Man69

    G-Man69

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    Jun 9, 2018
    Interesting, thanks Phantom.
     
  14. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    You have put together a great list! I own an OVB axe (Our Very Best) from the Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett company. That was a hardware brand that today is True Value. Is that the HSB that I see on your list? Thanks, T-A
     
  15. jaice

    jaice

    2
    Mar 25, 2019
    Hi , i just bought this axe head from a local market It was brought from Canada
    Is it the kelly works montreal pattern ?? would like to restore it and i don't know what type of handle i need thank you
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  16. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    That is an angle grinder de-luxe montreal pattern. That looks like a TT Flint Edge dayton pattern someone modified into a montreal. There's nothing wrong with it, it just makes it more unique. It would use a standard 32 or 36 inch single bit handle but the one on it looks salvageable to me.
     
  17. jaice

    jaice

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    Mar 25, 2019
    haha thank you
     
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  18. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I don't know if any of you have seen this before. Probably! But I hadn't and I found it very enjoyable and informative.


    Makes me want to start learning to smith! What beautiful steel!
     
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  19. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    I will definitely have to watch this. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Rob52

    Rob52

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    Aug 6, 2019
    Hi

    Can you please suggest me any good hatchets. I am making my own router table because the Bosch Benchtop Router Table RA1181 which I purchased is not working anymore. I don't want to buy a new one because my budget is low. So, please suggest any best hatchet.
     

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