Axe, Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Wood Splitter, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    Something cast steel warranted. Try cleaning it with a wire cup brush, steel wool, etc to show the stamp better.
     
  2. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 2, 2014
    Looks like it says j something, and maybe portland on the second line...makes sence as i am in maine
     

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  3. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    I played around with the lighting and it looks like it says J. TH?(IT?)ER PORTLAND (CAS)T S(TE)EL WARRANTED
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  4. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 2, 2014
    Thanks for the help, i am going to try to clean it up a bit more if i can find a wire brush
     
  5. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
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  6. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 2, 2014
    Thank you!
     
  7. Turbo4x4

    Turbo4x4 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Hello again, ppl!
    New additions of my collection- Mikhail Artemyev axes-
    Carpenter Norwegian pattern
    Carpenter Swedish type right side offset
    Historical Viking pattern (light cabinet carving)
    DSC_a9243.jpg
     
  8. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
    Hello! I am new to the forum here and still can't figure out how to make my own post. I have a vintage axe that will be for sale soon and I was just wondering what people might think of it and what kind of a price this thing would fetch. It's a Norlund saddle cruiser and I've cleaned it up a bit and restored it to a beautiful shine. The blade and head geometry is perfect and there are no nicks in the blade at all![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    You have to be a gold member to ask for a price. However, we don't mind seeing axe pics or giving our opinion on restoration jobs. Also, your pics don't work for me.
     
  10. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
    Hello, A17!
    That's strange that the pics aren't working now. I can't even see them right now, either. I'll try to post them here and hope that the forum decides to let them work for now. Also, I didn't know about the gold member restrictions and all that. It's kinda silly in my opinion, but okay if that's how it works here, that's fine. I'm just trying to get a feel for how much people might like my little axe. Thanks for your response!

    https://pxd9aw.by.files.1drv.com/y4...6UP5dQOrnLymOfhXOQ/20181128_235357.jpg?psid=1[​IMG]

    https://prd9aw.by.files.1drv.com/y4...91NmvQ2TZa4HwAMr0w/20181128_235340.jpg?psid=1[​IMG]
     
  11. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    You have to use a third party image hosting site. I personally use postimg at the advice of other forumites. The links work but they say I need to sign into my account to see them. As for the restriction, well, they gotta get funds to keep the forum going somehow.
     
  12. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
    Okay, I'll take a look at postimg. Thanks for the advice. Did the images show for you this time when I just pasted them?
     
  13. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    No, sorry.
     
  14. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
    Dang, that's weird. I can see them. I'll try that site now.
     
  15. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    Working now! Nice axe by the way!
     
  16. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
    Thanks! I cleaned it up and gave it a pretty basic polish. As far as I know, the handle is original. It's going on ebay soon. I'm just trying to get a feel for how well-received it will be by some possible collectors out there.
     
  17. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I think most collectors would prefer you do no restoration to the axe. If they want it restored they'll do it.
     
  18. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

    8
    Nov 29, 2018
    That makes sense and I can totally see that. I've had this axe for a while and didn't even know its value, so now I'm kinda nervous about actually using it in my carry gear for fear of losing it, chipping the edge on something I don't mean to hit, or having it stolen. I got a brand new Estwing double bit axe for pretty cheap on Amazon with my Prime membership recently, so I'll be using that from now on. Also, I still have my trusty 'ol machete that has been with me through thick and thin while I was homeless and living alone in the mountains. I've abused the heck out of it and have had to file out plenty of nicks in the blade from hitting rocks or something accidentally. All in all, it's a great tool and I will recommend the Carnivore X by Camillus to anyone that'll listen.
    I've got a few more tools and tricks in my bag, but to be honest, I wouldn't recommend many of the cheap "survival" knives that one finds off the Wally World or Harbor Freight shelves. I can chop trees down and baton wood to split for kindling and I haven't found many other tools that are decent enough to stand up to that kind of punishment and still hold an edge. Also, (one of) my EDC knives is a SOG Ace. The plastic clip on the sheath was poorly designed and kept popping off, nearly causing me to lose the knife, but a little epoxy solved that problem and it's a great knife! I've used it plenty to butcher, skinning and cut up meat. I've got a technique to sharpen that puts a razor sharp mirror edge on it and it holds pretty nicely.
    Here's a pic of my gear. You can kinda tell that my machete has been through some Shtuff...

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    Here is a picture of an incomplete project that I've got going on. I found an old Forgecraft knife while I was up in Oregon living off the land. It was plenty rusted and had seen better days, so I cleaned it up and put an edge back on it. Recently, I've taken it upon myself to thin the blade some and put a "Scandi grind" on it with the belt sander. I kept it cool with a bucket of water nearby so as to not lose the temper and I've been working up the grits and polishing it. I'm up to 400 grit now, and it's looking nice so far, but far from complete, as I'm going to go for the mirror polish on it. When I get the burrs on the edge, I will take it to a bit of cardboard from a graham craker box and shave it in ribbons until I can feel it's smooth and then go back to polishing. That's a pretty simple way of ridding the edge of those pesky burrs, I've found. Also, it'll cut that cardboard all day long and not seem to lose an edge. I've read that these old knives are made from 1095 steel, so it's pretty good stuff. What do you all think?

    https://i.postimg.cc/GtvYPJLM/20181130-190414.jpg
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  19. Drifter_squatch

    Drifter_squatch

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    Nov 29, 2018
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