Axe, Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Wood Splitter, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Well...turns out to be a Collins Crown and Hammer Hartford Legitimus Warrented, Connecticut pattern. Sadly i can't see how many points in the crown. I have my suspicions.

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    I think it will serve me well, back in service on this Link boys 28 that seems to have a light curly hickory action happening

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  2. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
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    Jeff
     
  3. sonofwilfred

    sonofwilfred Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2015
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    Today I made an old PLUMB usable again
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  4. A.L.

    A.L.

    Jun 27, 2007
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    Big ol' Billnäs!
     
  5. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Got a new toy recently.

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    Jeff
     
  6. Alexaxe

    Alexaxe

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  7. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    The best way to date an axe is to take it on outdoorsy/camping dates, don’t try to rush the relationship along, and always respect it. ;)

    In all seriousness, the hatchet it what’s commonly known as a broad hatchet and, based on a “Rustless” ad I found, is from the 50’s or 60’s. Looks to be in good shape too!
     
  8. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
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    Jeff
     
  9. sonofwilfred

    sonofwilfred Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2015
    A great collection of BRUKS
     
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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I can never get my family to all sit still like this long enough for a nice family photo :D...Great collection!
     
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  11. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Thanks! Try promising them a trip to the woods if they sit still for a family portrait!

    Jeff
     
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  12. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Thank you!

    Jeff
     
  13. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    Workin on a 111 year old house, and found an EC Simmons Keen Kutter Axe. The homeowner used it as a pry bar, with predictable results. I hope to buy it from him.
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  14. Scuba909

    Scuba909

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    Jul 17, 2020
  15. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
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    Brought a few out from the garage to get some fresh air
     
  16. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    Now I know why they are so hard to find!!! Greedy Bas.........d :)
    I did not know you got Rockaway axe. What is it ? Going by the shape of handle: TT?
     
  17. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Hey there LOL!
    The Rockaway is a Plumb.
     
  18. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    I soaked the head of the EC Simmons in vinegar, and this is what it looked like. Note, what I'm calling the temper line, between the rusty portion, and the gray area. Than there is black on the bit. Can anyone tell me what causes the black, after a vinegar bath?
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    It has thick cheeks, so I put a hickory sapwood splitting maul handle, on it.
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    The wedge that came with the handle wasn't enough, so I split a piece of oak to about 5/16", than shaved it to 3/16" using a draw knife. Than shaved it to a wedge, and drove it into the center of the other wedge. I think it will make a good splitting axe.
     
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  19. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    I believe this axe has high carbon steel overlaid bit (grey steel). Black steel= that part was hardened.
     
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  20. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    Thank you carbon steel addict. I have never seen anything like the black portion of this axe head. It doesn't scrub off with soap and water but, when dry, it rubs off with a paper towel.
    I would like to know if the "black" is carbon coming out of the steel.
     
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