It followed me home (Part 2)

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

  1. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
    This came from the bay a few months back. The seller had several axes listed with 2 really crappy, grainy, and dark pictures of each axe. One picture fairly close to the head, and one from a distance showing it had a handle in it. If I remember correctly the starting bid was $17.95 for handled axes with the option he would saw the handle off to save on shipping.

    This one caught my attention because of the Connecticut look the head had. Once I had it in my hands I saw that the axe was pretty old, and I don't think it is a Connecticut pattern either. Are there any other long discontinued patterns that had a narrow rounded poll?
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    Here's the sweet part. I ended up getting two axes from the seller, and he combined shipping so I had him ship the axes with handles. One handle was crap, then the Plumb above was hung on this. No damage, no rot, perfect vertical grain, and straight as a gun barrel!
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    Edited to add 2 pic's of the head.
     
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  2. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
  3. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
  4. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Dang!!!!! Yes please! That is gorgeous!!!! Great find!
     
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  5. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    I would take this as a blessing in disguise. Most of the axes I find have a ton of metal shoved into them. And I spend up to an hour carefully performing surgery trying to get it all out and not damage the wood. Finding a haft in that good of shape that is just slipped into the head is an awesome find. I am always happy when I get one that just pops right off. And you got a Flint Edge to boot! Now you have 2 new adventures. Finding a new head for your very very nice vintage haft, and finding another vintage haft for your very very nice Flint Edge. They are both great pieces. They may not go together exactly. But you did great saving them. Look forward to seeing what you find to pair them with.
     
  6. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Thanks for the positive encouragement Meek! I was delighted when the head came off clean with little effort. I haven't been in the game too long but already know all too well what the average Joe used to tighten his wood handled tools. I think I dug 5-6 pieces of nails out of one half hatchet, and countless random shards of metal in others.
    I've already decided I won't settle for hanging the DB Flint on a new haft, so I'm on the hunt for a nice vintage piece. Also, I won't settle for any head to go on the TT haft outside of a 2 - 2.5 lb TT to match it.
     
  7. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    My mate from down under made me an incredible gift. This Australian Bush Knife made from repurposed sheep shears and an axe handle grip. (Australian Blackbutt wood.)
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    You guys should check out his inspirational wedge work on his axe hangs: https://instagram.com/larrikinaxe?igshid=ovcknpyyy5tf
     
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  8. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Really a great repurpose and sweet to look at!
    Looks great and I like the flush screw or pin tops.
    Now i don't have to get a flock of my own to utilize my pairs of sheap sheers :D:thumbsup::)
     
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  9. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    Totally. I want to make em now too.
     
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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    This mornings fun!

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    Some gems in there made in Connecticut!
     
  11. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    What a haul! :D
     
  12. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    The only time i dont mind spending all my money...and some of my wifes
     
  13. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    What a massive score!

    Lots of great stuff there but that True Temper rack is just over the top.
     
  14. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    As has been said, well done man! That's enough rust to keep you playing for two weeks! That S&N Hudson bay is nice. On the original helve too! I've noticed the ones they made for LL Bean usually have excellent grain. Who's the maker of the pick pole? I can't quite make it out...
     
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  15. muleman77

    muleman77

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    Jan 24, 2015
    Something for everbody in that pile!

    Looks like a decent condition saw, next to the smaller one man. Maybe a Simonds 325 or similar. Any etch left?
     
  16. Maine20

    Maine20

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    Aug 8, 2017
    Looks like you bought an old hardware store! I’ve been on the hunt for an older LL Bean Hudson Bay, if you want to sell it I would be interested. nice finds!
     
  17. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Dang Miller sweet score. Glad to see the storage and caretakeing hasnt lowered your passion for the old stuff.
     
  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks Josh. The only markings i see at the moment are the partial stamped into the handle...L T Wood. The grain is very straight:thumbsup:

    Thanks Square, that True Temper rack is the cats meow in my garage right now:thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Man how i would be in heaven to buy, own, run, play in an old hardware store:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks you, for the moment the L.L.Bean will be staying, but if ever i feel it needs to fly away...i will contact you first:thumbsup::cool:

    Its a big pile:D Been working on this haul, little by little, here and there...yesterday i made the rounds to collect;)

    The felling saw i think you are describing...its in great shape but i did not see an etch or other markings. I hope to get a better look at it and everyrhing over the next several days:cool::cool:I will let you know. Exciting, i dont have a Simonds crosscut:)


    Oh, definitely running out of storage space, display space, work space...all space really:D
    Thank you Mr. Stien :cool::thumbsup:
     
  19. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Quinton, here's an old blacksmith made hatchet with a narrow rounded poll. Smaller than a standard scout hatchet. 4 3/8" X 3 3/8". Kinda reminds me of a ct pattern. I put it on a 16" handle, I've been splitting mesquite for my smoker with it for 3 years, it performs better at that than my larger hatchets. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    That actually reminds me of the woodsman pattern. It's old and pre-dates the Connecticut pattern.
    That's a very nice old hatchet you've got there! Where'd you get it if you don't mind my asking?
     

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