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Photos Help...Adz or Repurposed?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Miller '72, May 29, 2019.

  1. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I picked this up last weekend, and I am not sure what to think.
    The eye and pole want me to think small adz...the bit has me thinking maybe a smaller mattock reforged/repurposed?

    Anyway, I hope it can be discussed and judgement passed:cool:;)

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    I was thinking if adz, to keep it as is, perhaps find an adz handle for it.
    I could hang on this handle if an adz still.

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    Or if not an adz, i will use to plant shrubs and plants on the short handle.

    Thank you all for your input opinions and advice here on this one:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    I'm with you. Definitely looks like an adze to me. It is a little odd looking though!
     
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  3. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I know it.
    Just not definitive enough one way or the other. The divide up the bit, the bit chewed up and the eye/hammer...just confusing me. Thanks Y.J.
    ...odd family fun fact...I call my brother by his very similar initials J.K. ...I also have this great source for all things axe spectacular... J.B. :thumbsup: ;)
     
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  4. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    732
    Dec 17, 2018
    The Dictionary of American Hand Tools describes a hammer adze but the one they have a photo of looks more modern.
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  5. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Looks to me like some one used a carpenters adze in the garden.
     
  6. A17

    A17

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    Jan 9, 2018
    I've seen and fixed that several times. In fact, I know some people who still use a beautiful adze for gardening. I'll try to swap a hoe for it next time I see 'em.
     
  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I'd call it an adze.
     
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  8. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you gentleman.
    I am grateful for the help and the push, very pleased to know and feel it is an adz.

    Thanks again :thumbsup::cool:
     
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