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Brades double bit

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by J-Ro83, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. J-Ro83

    J-Ro83

    5
    Mar 9, 2020
    Wondering if anyone has any info on this old double bit.
    Stamp is a bit worn but says brades.
    Can’t seem to find any info on it online
    Thanks
    https://postimg.cc/gallery/2yfeunhr0/
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2020
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  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    It's a Puget Sound Falling axe. I was unaware that Brades made them. It would have been for export to the US.
     
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  3. rjdankert

    rjdankert

    Mar 10, 2011
    Have you looked for WILLIAM HUNT & SONS, THE BRADES, LTD., BRADES STEEL WORKS?


    Bob
     
  4. J-Ro83

    J-Ro83

    5
    Mar 9, 2020
    Hi
    I’ve researched that company a little, found a few old catalogs. Can’t find a double bit of that style (Puget sound faller) made by brades. I’m on Vancouver island BC possibly imported??
    Thanks
    For the reply
     
  5. J-Ro83

    J-Ro83

    5
    Mar 9, 2020
    Hi
    Thanks for the reply, that style of head make sense I’m on Vancouver island BC. Fairly certain the axe is from here.
    Any idea of age on something like that??
    Joe
     
  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    1900 to 1950.
     
  7. Henry Morrish

    Henry Morrish

    1
    Feb 11, 2021
    This is a beautiful example of a brades puget the only It will pre date 1934 as they had reduced their line up by that point
    If you’d be interested in selling it please let me know I’d be very interested in buying it as a collector of English axes
     

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