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Spanish flea market finds.

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by I'mSoSharp, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Yes, it looks like one. The older ones have round section handles while newer ones tend to have a more comfortable oval section that makes it easier to know where the heads pointing!

    Looks like good interesting work as usual. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Made a new hickory slip handle.

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    Blacked with some tint then rubbed & oiled so it doesn't shout new.
     
  3. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 17, 2018
    Very cool! That hammer has a great aesthetic.
     
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  4. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Got these big old adze heads today, largest is 15" long with a cutting edge of 6-1/4.

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    Anybody know what is B.A?
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    Can't make this one out.
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  5. A17

    A17

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    Jan 9, 2018
    English (B)road (A)rrow?
     
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  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Wow! Those are cool. Do you know what industry they were made for?
     
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  7. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    I did wonder if the small shape stamped next to BA was a broad arrow, but I've never seen it stamped like that before.....?

    I know absolutely nothing about them, bought with no history whatsoever. They could be from any country.
    I imagine shipwright but could just be a woodworkers tool.

    The fact they don't have Adze eyes maybe means they pre-date them or just from a country that didn't adopt them......... as always, maybe.. ;)
     
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  8. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Today's haul..........

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    Building quite a sickle collection as well now.............:rolleyes:
     
  9. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I find this thread really interesting. The tools are so different from what I am accustomed to. How made the hatchet, is that a Spanish company?
     
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  10. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Thanks @garry3, the hatchet is Spanish but as yet I haven't been able to make the stamp out.

    I look for the oldest stuff, a history of poor rural farming means very basic tools were pretty common here once upon a time before more modern machinery became the norm.
     
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