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Let's discuss this axe head

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Hickory n steel, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I picked up this 4lb TT KELLY WORKS handmade at a neighbors yardsale yesterday, I'd like to tell you what I think then be corrected by someone who knows better :D


    I'm thinking on the later side maybe 60's with the shallower convex to the cheeks, I'm thinking reversable pattern, and I have no clue where the Handmade line falls but I'm assuming between Woodslasher and perfect.
    Definitely closer to the perfect side because it appears to have been finished fairly well.

    Thats what I think, but I'd love to hear what you guys think.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
  2. A17


    Jan 9, 2018
    I'd say pre 60's, but I could be wrong. Half peeling or redwood pattern, pretty good quality.
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  3. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    I would think it's obviously a throwback stamp for marketing, and probably the same thing as a Flint Edge, Dynamic, Vulcan, Lippincott, etc of the same vintage (I would guess late 50's/60's, too). And an insanely cool score!
  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    You know I've wondered what kind of laws regard the use of the word " Handmade " on something that isn't.

    I was certainly happy to find it, when I looked at it on Saturday I saw nothing but after paying the $5 for it yesterday I instantly saw the stamp which is weird.
    Maybe It was fate that I wasn't supposed to know what I was missing if he decided not to sell it to me :D
  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That's definitely the closest I could get on the charts.the Brandt and Cochran sure actually has the best quality chart with the depictions that closely resemble what most examples really look like, but it only depicts a small number of patterns.
    boy I tell ya Michigan's Dayton's and Jersey's are easy to spot a mile away but most other patterns can be pretty damn hard to identify.
  6. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
  7. junkenstien


    Feb 15, 2017
    Have only seen a couple peeling patterns and they had pretty thin convex cheeks .Would think earlier than 60s with the lack of ridges in the eye.
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  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    It's certainly a possibility, I knew some patterns just had thinner cheeks than others but figured it was probably a long shot with this one.
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