Photos RIXFORD

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  1. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Rixford Awesomeness

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    R47 Rixford
    Kentucky
    3lbs / 6¾long / 4⅜bit
     
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  2. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    Just double checked my pic. Looks like 1953, possibly 1933
     
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  3. Glenn Bailey

    Glenn Bailey Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    They could be seen as duplicates, just 2 different finishes.
     
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  4. Glenn Bailey

    Glenn Bailey Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    All good guess! They may have held onto both names as not to let go of the reputation of the OS name. Or they didn't change the name on the bank account. It's weird though.
     
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  5. Glenn Bailey

    Glenn Bailey Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful!!
     
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  6. Glenn Bailey

    Glenn Bailey Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    I'd go with 53. If it were 33 the typeface of "Rixford" would be different.
     
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  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Great call Glenn.
    I cant wait to see it @crbnSteeladdict

    I may be biased, growing up and living here, but this Rixford mystery just seems so quintessential New England family run show thing to do. For whatever the reason...I hope we find out one day so we can get some rest lol!
     
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  8. trailtime

    trailtime

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    Feb 4, 2005
    I picked one up on eBay a couple years ago -- 4 pounder, clean steel. Nice axe and holds an edge well. All my axes are users and this ones getting lots of use.
     
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  9. Glenn Bailey

    Glenn Bailey Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    Here's an O.S. Rixford broad hatchet, likely made from 1880-1896, hardened poll and all!

    It’s in great condition. The stamps are crisp and the craftsmanship is…I have no words to describe all the subtleties in the craftsmanship. If I tried, I would sound stupid. I wish the pictures could do it justice.

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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Such a fine piece and example! I hope to come across an O.S. etched axe like that for my collection one day.
    Supreme comes to mind when i think about this axe
     
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  11. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    That stamp reminds me of the L. and I.J. White stamps.
     

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