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Astonishing Auctions

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by ithinkverydeeply, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Blue Sasquatch

    Blue Sasquatch

    62
    Nov 30, 2012
    99% Sure that Mobil head is a modern day etch, not a factory produced head. I have etched about a dozen axes and can usually spot similar work, it's very hard to pull off an authentic 1880-1930s etch. The biggest tell-tale sign is how sloppy the words are, the horse is done rather well. The biggest red flag for me, is the lack of words. Most etched axes will feature more words that depict the mfg or the hardware store it belongs to, or a slogan or some other content. This is rather "plain" as far as any text goes. I'm also always wary when you come across an etch that no one has ever seen before.
     
  2. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    229
    Apr 20, 2017
    Yes of course, I would imagine the frequenters of this sub do all those things and realize this. You are for sure right about eBay vs. Etsy re heads and refurbs as far as I've seen. I have to say, naturally not everyone wants to do the work themselves of course. It's the price people are asking for doing it that's my annoyance. I don't think people need to charge a huge premium - sometimes running in the hundreds - for what is a nominal to moderate task. I've never seen a hang I'd pay $200+ for.

    But I also think people who spend $250 for a stump of an axe aren't users of axes at any rate. Or $400+ to hang a $60-70 eBay (already inflated) head. I think that's taking advantage of oblivious buyers. It's really unfortunate that element has become involved, what with counterfeits and all. Hate to see axes caught up in that and the "boutique-ing."
     
  3. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    The finest axe I ever saw was a clearcut hewer with multiple colors in the etch. I am ashamed of being to tight to buy it. It was less than a bill.....
     
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  4. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    Ooh. A William Mann Red Warrior on eBay now. The eye is bulged but it’s only the second one that I have seen come to auction.
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  5. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
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  6. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

    249
    Jul 17, 2018
  7. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Really?

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  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    543
    Mar 31, 2018
    Hahaha that is too funny! I actually laughed out loud! One thinks that MUST be a mistake...
     
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  9. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Please give me 3 month's pay for this $5 thing that I found. LOL.
     
  10. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    that seem a bit high for a Zenith
     
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  11. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    Wow! LoL That really is something else.
     
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  12. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    I got lucky with my own auction that was astonishing to me. (on a smaller level).

    I listed a Norlund sheath with a Buy It Now for $30 on it.
    After refusing an offer for less than $30, someone bid the minimum bid of $10 on it removing the Buy It Now option.

    Can you believe that by the time the auction closed the sheath, just the sheath, went for $130!?!
    (I’ve seen Saddle Cruisers WITH sheaths go for around $150..)

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  13. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    543
    Mar 31, 2018
    How do i find your store??
     
  14. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    I don’t have a store or even sell axes typically. That was just an anomaly and I had no idea it was worth that much...
    In fact other that that Black Raven I sold to scrape up some cash, the only other axe that I have sold on eBay was that little blackened Norlund with a vintage handle and custom sheath that (I think) I posted pictures of here. But it only fetched a paltry $95.

    I flirted with selling a Lincoln and that El Lobo I just finished but couldn’t pull the trigger. It’s hard for me to let these things go or to even get used to the idea of them being in your life for just a little while. My nature is to think of these as treasures meant to be coveted and cloistered away.
     
  15. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I considered Norlunds leaverights at one time. I would leave them right where I found them with no interest in them at all. Silly of me.
     
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  16. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    This was a nice axe.
    Wonder who got it....

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  17. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    599
    Feb 15, 2017
    Wow is that a hardware stores name?
     
  18. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    193
    Dec 17, 2018
    Yeah! I like those Paragon’s!

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