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vintage boys axe head in a single bit Michigan pattern?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by plumberroy, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    Is there a vintage Michigan pattern single bit axe in a 2-2.5 lb boys axe size? My favorite sentimental axe is a Michigan pattern. My Cruiser weight double bit is Michigan pattern. Once I started learning about axe patterns I discovered Michigan pattern is the only pattern in both single and double bits. Last Christmas my wife got me a 3.5 lb Collins Michigan pattern single bit . A boys size Michigan pattern would be great to have
     
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  2. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    There's a ton of them! I've got several myself. Here's one; 15645329838334835327326593985346.jpg A craftsman on the original stick. The wedge and half wedge are available in sb and db as well. But I know what you mean. The western pattern appears to be a double sided Dayton. At least that I can see. I'm sure you'll find a Michigan boy's axe soon!
    Edit; I'm not sure how this works but I'd be open to trading you for something if you're interested? The toe is slightly worn as I didn't reprofile this one just sharpened the edge that was there. There's also a slight bend to the haft but that's rectified easily. Here's a few more; 15645334912849002721611754932081.jpg 15645335764394090059952929859970.jpg 15645336025187986804924152896963.jpg 15645337185747561467808276239613.jpg 15645337558843168941882480391760.jpg
    Let me know man! Trading sounds like fun. I have yet to do it!
     
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  3. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Craftsman is a good one to look for in this size and pattern. Good quality and reasonable price.
     
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  4. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    double post
     
  5. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman Gold Member Gold Member

    784
    Jan 10, 2015
    Michigan and Dayton are the only Boy's axe head patterns I have ever found. Has anyone (J B) ever found a Jersey, Kentucky, Rockaway, or any Boys axe with lugs?
     
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  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    This is one of my favorite axes. Original haft with a nice swell.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Somebody posted a lugged boys axe on here in the last couple years. It was cool as heck.

    I hope to post another in the not too distant future....
     
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  8. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Square_peg, I don’t know if this was the one you were thinking of but it’s just shy of 3lbs and has a boys axe eye.

     
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  9. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I think there were some Cedar axes at 2 1/2 lbs and then the Plumb Nationals. I don't know of any with lugs.
     
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  10. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019

    A boy's axe eye does not a boys axe make.
     
  11. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Looks possibly Kelly made?
     
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  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I have, but only old ones made by small obscure makers, mostly within 25 years of 1900 either way I guess. Nothing in big production.
     
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  13. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    758
    Feb 15, 2017
    Quinton posted a jersey boys axe
     
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  14. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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  15. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Maybe not but it's a defining factor.
    Run out and those lugs I'll cut to make sure the weight is within spec...
     
  16. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman Gold Member Gold Member

    784
    Jan 10, 2015
    How could I have forgotten about Quinton's holy grail axe ! I even commented on it in the thread. I really hate this getting old and the memory coming and going.
     
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  17. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    622
    Jul 31, 2017
    Hudson Bay
    Wedge Pattern
    Fireman's
    I think this one was sold by JB
    [​IMG]
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-oakland-maine-wedge-boys-axe-1883412540
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-mann-fireman-axe-boys-axe-1967487181
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-collins-small-boys-size-1840342931
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
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  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That axe of quintons sure is a nice one, too bad about the polishing of the head and the blue paint but he did great work on the haft and sheath for sure.
     
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  20. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    I've seen JB's hand and deck so many times I'd recognize them anywhere lol
     

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