I've never been able to find information on the progression of Craftsman axe stamps over the years. I know they used many different stamps but I haven't been able to date them. What I'm hoping to do with this thread is at least get a record of what different stamps are out there. Maybe we can make some informed guesses about dates and the progression of stamps. So please share photos of whatever Craftsman stamps you have and lets see where this leads us. I'll start. First up is an old double oval stamp. This one is pretty pitted and hard to photograph. It's a 3.5 pound single bit. I think the double ovals are the oldest Craftsmans in my collection. This one has great geometry with nice high centerline. The steel is very good. Here's a better example of a double oval stamp on a hatchet. Next is a boys axe with a single oval stamp. I think this one might be from the 50's or 60's. This is one of my favorite axes. Here's a later model Craftsman but still made in U.S.A. The stamp has no oval but has two bars on either side of the word 'Craftsman'. This one has thin flat cheeks like you see on modern Euro-import axes. This hatchet has a similar configuration but now the bars are either side of the trademark line. I'm guessing this may have something to do with how much space there is to print on the little hatchet. I've seen Vaughan hatchets that look just like this one. So what do you guys have to add? Have any Craftsman axes? Do you know any dates for any of these stamps?