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  • Cool old axe head

    Found this where I plant tomatoes in the garden....gotta be early 1900s? No metal detector Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Nice piece I have found a couple at old house site on my place and ground one down to a Viking throwing ax

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    • redrocks
      redrocks commented
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      Thanks willjo. Did u try And date it?

    • willjo
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      Mine were just run of the mill ax heads, the house was torn down in 60's so not that old.

  • #3
    Very neat piece, really cool if you could date it.

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    • redrocks
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      Thanks pao I'm gonna try to date it....

  • #4
    It may be older than you think - looks like you've found a small, double beveled broadaxe (hatchet?): they were used for felling trees & joint work as opposed to dressing lumber.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadaxe

    https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/10292

    the double
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ble-1799942750

    single bevel
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ead-1947335107

    restoring an axe head
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ng+an+axe+head
    Last edited by Olden; 03-23-2020, 03:06 PM.
    If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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    • redrocks
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      Thanks for the links olden...it's only got one bevel..I'll look it up

    • Olden
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      Yeah , couldn't tell by the pic if it was one or two bevels - it definitely is a broadaxe, and used for hewing flat sides onto logs - Nice Find Red.
      Last edited by Olden; 03-23-2020, 04:05 PM.

  • #5
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    Pic by Eric Sloan (Author, Illustrator)

    Your axe would also have had an off-set handle

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Hf...oadaxe&f=false
    Last edited by Olden; 03-23-2020, 04:04 PM.
    If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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    • redrocks
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      That's cool a hewing broadaxe thanks olden I'm liking it more and more.... Carpenters axe....now to date it!

  • #6
    Great find, Red. That one has a nice shape to it.

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    • redrocks
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      Thanks Tom...it's growing on me

  • #7
    Now that’s a great find . We actually found an old one and of course wayne refashions it to be usable .

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    • redrocks
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      Thanx Tam ..how'd he redo it. Isn't it better leaving it rusty,?

  • #8
    Cool find Red clean it up a bit it would look good on the wall in the man cave.

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    • redrocks
      redrocks commented
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      Thanks Glenn .how u doing down there? I can't access my mail or notifications

    • SurfaceHunter
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      I'm fine getting ready to go in and dodge customers in a few minutes.

  • #9
    WTG ! Might be older than you think ! That’s a bad A$$ axe !

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    • redrocks
      redrocks commented
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      Thanks bro I appreciate ya ....I like ur description !!! Found in the yard too!
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