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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Old axe.
« on: November 06, 2023, 08:10:26 AM »
The thread on the Kintnerville axe  got me thinking about one of mine.

He came to me from an auction when an old neighbour died. His folks came from Sweden via the 'States.

One side is smoother from the anvil, and one side shows more hammer marks.
No pretensions to age, but it is pretty old.
I put the shaft in, and he won a hawk throwing competition.
It's  just a good practical axe still.
It gets used notching poles for fences.








Offline rich pierce

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Re: Old axe.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2023, 03:13:57 PM »
Thatís a handy, dandy hatchet. Fine drawknife as well!
Andover, Vermont

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Old axe.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2023, 05:48:24 PM »
Yes Rich, it is still a go to tool.

The draw knife is my old one.
Its marked I Sorby, and when I looked it up, it Seees to belong 1798 -1818 or some such.
It has an H for our surname , (Hare) and has been in the family a long time.

Our "new" Robert Sorby  drawknife is a 1917.  Compared, there isn't much left of the old one, but I used it as much as the "new" one.

Interesting the handles on the old one are dressed up like crude acorns.








Online Daryl

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Re: Old axe.
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 09:14:36 PM »
I guess, 1917, being 106 years old, makes it an antique as well Richard. ;)
Can't help you with the masting axe - very interesting profile.
That double bit axe is a beauty.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Old axe.
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2023, 05:43:11 AM »
I wonder where that style of double bit originates, Daryl.

Something else to look up!