The fifty-cent Norlund "scout" hatchet

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by gben, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. gben


    Nov 26, 2014
    From a garage sale today, I could cover the head with a dollar bill. I did not know they made a Norlund of this style this small. Anyone have any old advertisement for it that tells what it is?

  2. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    $.50 is a great score on any axe. Thats a tiny awesome axe!
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  3. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I'll offer you $4 for it...:p
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  4. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    $6.00 from the guy here in CT...
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  5. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
    Dang Yanks! Twenty bucks and I will pay for shipping.:D

    I think that's the Voyageur hatchet. I'm a long ways from an expert on them though.
  6. gben


    Nov 26, 2014
    I think you are right about the model. I did some superficial googling and that name came up for their hatchet-size chopper. For now I hung it on the wall of the garage next to another Norlund that is the same style which I got for free.
  7. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I think it's the Voyager is it not ?
    The tomahawk is the HB axe, and I'm not sure what they called their little tomahawk.
    Personally I think they're cool so I'd keep it, but they do command a butload on eBay.
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  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Yes it's a voyageur. They spell it weird. French I guess. Don't have an old ad but I've got one.
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  9. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Yeah, "voyageurs" were famous wilderness canoe travellers of Canadian fame. They were responsible for getting the furs from trapping outposts to the fur companies. They were some extremely hardened dudes. The Hudson Bay Company being the largest employer, it's no surprise the association with the axe pattern. If you're around paddling events, every now and again you might see a reenactor donning the traditional red toque, or maybe with a red paddle in hand. Incredibly grueling jobs, and a very hardscrabble life.
  10. gben


    Nov 26, 2014
    Hey Josh put some olive-oil or something on the handle of that hatchet!

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