It followed me home (Part 2)

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

  1. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Nice haul! May I inquire into that nos helve down in front with the teal sticker? I'll shoot you an email if you are selling it!
     
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  2. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    A sweet Collins score tonight up in Winsted CT.

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    Cant have enough Collins
     
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  3. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Haul? Or mother load? That is unbelievable! Great find!
     
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  4. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    Miller strikes again!
    That Bonded has eye ridges. Could you post some pictures in https://bladeforums.com/threads/axes-with-eye-ridges.1332341/ thread.
    I think I am getting senile. As much I love Connies and Kentucky patterns for some crazy reason I really love that Dayton's fat cheeks even more.
     
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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Some makers called that a masting axe.
     
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  6. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    The same catalog lists Ship pattern model (seems to be longer with narrower cutting edge in comparison to New England):
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  7. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    Would you agree that this is a ship pattern?
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    I wish I could find out something about who made it and when. T-A
     
  8. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    DR BARTON Ship axe??? Most of DR Barton tools we see, however, have oval 1832 makers mark.
     
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  9. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I googled Dr Barton and found a reference to unusual curved handles. Mine has that for sure, but it has no oval logo and virtually no patina
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    It also has "J.W." deeply stamped on the opposite side. It's all rather a mystery to me! Thanks for the Dr Barton lead. T-A
     
  10. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    Head is stamped "2", "D.R. Barton", "JW" and "U.S.
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    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-antique-huge-r-barton-1955410236
    In 1865 on the 17th of March the great flood of Rochester occurred. It destroyed his manufacturing building that he had purchased in 1832. He borrowed $200,000 from Royal & William Mack to rebuild his company. They became partners until 1873 when David bought back his company. At that point he started stamping his tools D.R. Barton 1832 verses the Mack's were still making tools as D.R. Barton and Company. On April 26th 1875 he passed away after a short illness. His wife and son sold the company back to the Mack's a year later and they used his name for about 5 more years.
    https://www.davistownmuseum.org/bioBarton.html
     
  11. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    The "J.W." on mine is a match. Also, there is another mark beyond the BARTON, apparently a partial character, that might be a model number. But how can my axe be 140+ years old with a finish that looks so nearly new?? This tool was NOT sold to me as a priceless nineteenth century treasure for some great sum of money; I paid twenty-some-odd dollars for it at a local garage sale. Sounds too good to be true, don't you think?
    Thanks for the link. T-A
     
  12. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    Yeah, I will take off your hands: $28 seems fair? LOL
    Your axe was a regular user at one point of time(slightly worn toe). The handle had to be deep scrubbed with steel wool or even sandpaper . Same story with the head.
    The look of the steel reminds me of the polished bit of my misidentified Legitimus Frankensteinus
    Currently I believe it was designated wood splitting axe of the former owner (slightly crooked flint edge bit actually redirected part of vertical force to one side and prevented sticking in the wood)
    Abrasive properties of split wood kept flint edge shiny but the areas right behind the welds kept original patina
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/it-followed-me-home-part-2.1190276/page-233#post-17558657
     
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  13. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I've noticed the same difference between the New England pattern and a masting axe before myself. In the catalogues I have it seems that indeed the New England pattern wasn't as "pinched" at the waist. I'm also wondering if the New England pattern wasn't a single bevel? But the patterns varied enough between companies I think it's quite difficult to know the difference for sure. I'll try to remember to take some photo id the examples I've got later. See if we can figure it out!
     
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  14. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That handle is typical and correct for a masting axe. Sometimes they're shorter but the curve is common.
     
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  15. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I bought my first masting axe 7 years ago on ebay for $10. It was listed as a 'hatchet' and nobody else bid on it. You had to read the text to learn that it was 10" long.
     
  16. jblyttle

    jblyttle

    Sep 3, 2014
  17. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Kinda a rough, sad story here...well, not for thw Macks

    Beautiful masting axe...that handle man! Sweet
     
  18. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

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    Jul 31, 2017
    I can understand flood damage. What really boggles my mind are fires. W.C. Kelly might have set few fires on purpose but if you look into Douglas Axe Co, Mann clan, even McKinnon it is never ending story of shops burning down. I wish I knew how those started. Is there a list of safety measures to prevent fires in blacksmith facilities?
     
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  19. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Fathers Day 2020

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    Happy Fathers Day
     
  20. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Happy
    Happy fathers day sir! Nice score!!!
     
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