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Zenith Marshall Wells Cold Tested Axes?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by DarthTaco123, May 14, 2015.

  1. DarthTaco123


    Mar 28, 2013
    Got a 10 dollar bid on a DB head marked as such, the bits are ugly but not too worn, the shipping is doc bucks and it looks like o might win it. A. Am I paying too much and B. Any history to these?
    Last edited: May 14, 2015
  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    'Zenith' was the Marshall Wells Hardware store chain's premium line of axes. From what I've heard a many of them were made by Welland Vale, a Canadian axe maker who became a subsidiary of True Temper. Those I've handled have been very good axes, well worth your price. The only Marshall Wells I have left is a Northern King single bit. It's one of my favorite axes - seen here:

  3. 300Six


    Aug 29, 2013
    You're looking for advice on a $10 bid? Shipping is gonna eat that away pronto whether it is a fake, a boutique jobbie, or a merely a historied (and good) piece of steel.

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