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Offline jdm

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small belt /riflemans axe
« on: March 25, 2023, 06:24:38 PM »
Something a little different to look at. This small axe has a 3 3/8 inch long head with a 2 inch wide blade. The hand forged head is mounted on a 12inch long hickory haft.  I don't know the age of this piece but haft and head have been together a long,long time
I may have posted this years ago if so please forgive me.  I looked in my old posts but could not find it.

 




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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2023, 07:27:47 PM »
Thats pretty neat!...LK
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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2023, 08:45:45 PM »
Nice!
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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2023, 09:01:09 PM »
Clearly blacksmith made, very nice. Also love that Oerter/Lehigh sideplate a lot.
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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2023, 11:58:27 PM »
Cool. --JB

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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2023, 07:14:45 AM »
Jim, that is one worth waiting in the bushes for. Nice, and a great find. The little ones seem to be far less common than the 'camp' sized axe. Thank you for letting us see it.
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Re: small belt /riflemans axe
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2023, 05:40:06 PM »
Thank's for the comments. I thought others might enjoy seeing it. A collector friend called me years ago. His brother in law had sent him a box of things he wanted him to sell for him.  I saw this and grabbed it first thing. also bought a colt 1911. weird combination .     
Dick you are right they don't come around very often . This is the only one I've seen other than books.
Rich  I'll have more on the lock plate at another time.

     Oh!  It does take a long time to chop firewood with this little thing .
« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 03:51:34 AM by jdm »
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