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Offline jdm

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Relic pipe axe head
« on: May 22, 2022, 05:16:27 AM »
This head came out of an old collection years ago. I was told it was found in a stream in the north eastern U.S. I'm glad they found it Much longer and it would of been gone. Ten/fifteen years ago
Louie Parker made the display haft . He thought  it would make a nice contrast to the relic head . I have to agree  it makes a nice statement .









« Last Edit: June 03, 2022, 12:50:07 AM by jdm »
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2022, 02:42:03 PM »
Very cool relic, and as alway, Louie did a great job on the haft.

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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 03:27:59 PM »
I like what Louie did.  Nice relic you have.
 Over the years I have picked up lots of Indian stone axes and Selts.  Many many arrow heads.
There were lots of Indian camps along the river where I live.  Never found any Tomahawks like you have. 
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 04:17:23 PM »
Thank you for your replies.  Now that I've been thinking about it. I traded Louie out of this Twenty years ago. The haft is starting to get a little age like me.  Here is a little  better picture of the haft.







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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 06:15:33 PM »
JDM.......I have forgot how the trade went down...  But I feel like I might have got screwed .... LP

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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 10:02:56 PM »

JDM.......I have forgot how the trade went down...  But I feel like I might have got screwed .... LP
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2022, 01:57:30 PM »
That's fantastic.

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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2022, 05:45:09 PM »

JDM.......I have forgot how the trade went down...  But I feel like I might have got screwed .... LP

If you did I'm sure it was the only time. .............
Jim, I know I read that Louie put the haft on that axe, not that he took the shaft on it..
“ Sometime you get the Bear, sometimes the bear gets you”.....!
Like you said it would be a first if Louie got snookered.
Very nice axe, and the best to you and Louie..!
Hope to see you two at the KRA.
Bob in Louisiana.
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2022, 02:44:39 AM »
[quote

JDM.......I have forgot how the trade went down...  But I feel like I might have got screwed .... LP

If you did I'm sure it was the only time. .............
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Jim, I know I read that Louie put the haft on that axe, not that he took the shaft on it..
“ Sometime you get the Bear, sometimes the bear gets you”.....!
Like you said it would be a first if Louie got snookered.
Very nice axe, and the best to you and Louie..!
Hope to see you two at the KRA.
Bob in Louisiana.
]Bob, I think Louie might be laying low. I love these old relics.


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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2022, 05:03:07 AM »
What a great piece. Wouldn’t it be cool to know exactly where it was found?  Who knows what else was there. You don’t misplace a tool of that importance. Something happened there.
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2022, 06:04:55 AM »
 I believe from the style  this head dates around the late 1700's but I could sure be wrong . Perhaps someone  with more knowledge on this might have a different  feeling on the subject.  I agree  Shreckmeister   It would be pretty interesting to know what happened. Ambush at a river crossing????? That's why we collect this junk.   Jim
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2022, 01:53:27 PM »
How was a pipe axe like this originally made? Is the pipe bowl forged along with the axe head or was it a separate piece attached later? Was the haft drilled all the way through, then pewter was poured to secure the head and block the hole?
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Re: Relic pipe axe head
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2022, 03:47:26 PM »
Most have the head and bowl forged together as one piece although I have seen one that the bowl screwed on.  The haft is drilled full length with a peg to seal the head end of the hole.  If pewter was poured, the head would be wedge fitted from the bottom going up, then a hole drilled through the bowl into the haft.  It would not have a wedge in the haft like a modern axe. A leather gasket would be used between the head and haft to seal the draw hole. 

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