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It followed me home (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Old enough to have a front cover strike. I think they switched around 1970. I remember the switch when I was a kid. They decided having the striker on the back was safer because you couldn't strike into the other matches.
     
  2. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Thank you for pointing that out! I was born in '80 and I never noticed that old matchbooks had a front striker. I looked it up and the federally mandated change was in '73. Good memory!
    When will we have to start part 3? I was thinking 10,000 messages would be the limit but I guess not!
     
  3. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    Afraid not.

    Thank you @FLINT77 for spiriting away these hatchets to me. I rather like the scaled handle on the Black Prince. I’m surprised it isn’t also marked Welland Vale (All my other black princes are.) but maybe they didn’t put in on hatchets? Maybe it’s not a Welland Vale but coming with the other one it feels like it should be.
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    They’re great, thanks again man! Cheers!
     
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  4. npace

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  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Diligence! Always check websites, antique stores, flea markets etc. And even then you'll still miss things or get outbid!
    I found that S&N matchbook on the 'bay. I bid against one other person but didn't end up paying too much for it. Thanks for the compliment!
     
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  6. Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Well I for one would like to thank all of you. This is by far my favorite thread. I have seen and learned a lot of great things on here. Thank you all for posting and for saving all these old beauties!
     
  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Slow leading upto the holiday but here are a few things...

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  8. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    This one followed me home today! First Warren axe I have ever seen in the wild. Not sure what the SLS FRY CO is but the little research I did looks like maybe an old bridge company... but I didn’t find much at all. It is exactly 5 pounds and this is the biggest Dayton I have now. I have a Rixford that is similar but it’s 4.5. This Warren is huge lol. Thanks for lookin!
     
  9. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    An Old Faithful at that. Nice score!
     
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  10. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
    I think Meek1 found it!! St. Louise Santa Fe Rail Yard Co!! Very cool!!
     
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  11. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    A few new things. Only my 3rd Connecticut pattern in the wild.
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    Even though that haft was over struck its reusable. And two nos S&N hafts. 1 30" over sized eye(that's why I keep buying them) and 1 28" boys axe haft.
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    There's more coming in the mail. Have a great Turkey day tomorrow everyone!
    Edit; The Connecticut pattern I purchased wasn't supposed to arrive till Friday! I hadn't checked the mailbox yet when I made this post but it arrived 2 days early! Since when does that happen!?
    Anyway it's a craftsman with a pointy "A". Measures 7"x5-1/4" and weighs #3-8.4oz. Marked 32.
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    Two connies in one day! Sweet!
     
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  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Part 1 was closed because a user made a mess of it and the moderator needed to do a clean-up. Steve Tall thoughtfully started a Part 2 right away. Hopefully Part 2 will never need disinfecting like Part 1 did.

    Thanks to the moderators for keeping this place friendly without stepping too hard on our need to express ourselves. I did that job for 7 years on another forum and I recognize the great efforts by volunteers working behind the scenes to keep a place like this running.
     
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  13. Agent_H

    Agent_H

    Aug 21, 2013
    I came across this little broad axe on my way home today. Might be a worthwhile project. I picked up maybe 25-30 swamping patterns but put them all down. This pitted broad axe sort of spoke to me. Wasn't priced as a prize so it jumped in the truck with me.

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  14. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I love a good rescue and that sir would have jumped in my truck too. Cant wait to see it when you have done a little magic to it!:thumbsup::cool:
     
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  15. Maine20

    Maine20

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    Aug 8, 2017
    Warren axe Old Faithful cruiser. 2lbs 7oz. 8 inches long. The eye is 2 1/8” long. Is this the normal eye size for cruiser? other then pitting it’s in great shape. I had been looking for a cruiser for over a year, but anything with a stamp and in good shape was too expensive. Can’t wait to hang this one!

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  16. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Yeah 2-1/8" is spot on for a cruiser. That's a nice little axe!
     
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  17. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    I adore slender women but my axes have to have fat cheeks!!!!
    I do not know, guys. There is something sexy about Sager/Warren's high center line. I knew my only Sager Adirondack double bit was badly worn on one side but once I touched those cheeks there was no coming back: It had to follow me home. I guess, It was love from the first touch :)
     
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  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Bam! Thats a great score and i love every inch of how it looks :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That will still make a fine axe. It'll take some work but there's plenty there to work with.
     
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  20. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    20 bucks.Followed an ad about 5 dollar axes that were all crap and a crazy old lady tried to give me the entire garage.Think it was around 16 for the true temper they sell them for 20 and they had a sale going.
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