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Offline dancan

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Mystery Hatchet
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:19:52 PM »
Here's one for y'all .







A friend of mine found this on the side of the road while taking a walk in an industrial park in Ontario .
The handle is original and the top with the epoxy fill like some of the Swede hatchets used to be done with , the scallops/divots are ground and not a result of being struck on a hardened piece of round stock and other than weathered appears to be unused .

Thoughts anyone ?

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 06:13:39 PM »
BOY! :P    Ya' got me by the left one!  :-\     An ice chipper, maybe? :shrug:
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 04:12:53 AM »
You got me...never seen one like it.

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 01:10:17 PM »
No clue..
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 03:28:38 PM »
i googled everything I thought it might be. Closest I have found are tools for working with stone. What else is in the area it was found? Maybe a bone pulverizer from a cannibalistic serial killer?
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 03:37:15 PM »
  LOL,  prototype serrated edge hatchet  ?? ?
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 04:17:24 PM »
If Creek has no ideas, then it is a bonafide mystery.
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 05:01:06 PM »
Well , now I don't feel so bad by not being able to give an answer to my friend lol

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 05:43:55 PM »
It may be that someone ground the "serrations"  into the cutting edge for some purpose.  They don't look factory made as there is a bit of difference between them.  Maybe chipping ice blocks as Wolfy noted very well could be correct.  Can't think of another use for that edge but who knows?  I looked for a bit at images but didn't find anything that was close.
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 07:27:06 AM »
Yeah no clue either here.  You might try measuring the spacing on the cut outs.  If they are dead even apart I would bet it was use to mark a layout for something that you needed quick but accurate measurements for.  It doesn't seem like it was used as a cutting tool.
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 07:32:39 AM »
Seems like the flat bottoms of the scallops would limit the penetration of the bit into the wood.  I wonder if that was the purpose?
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 01:09:38 PM »
That's what I thought. Maybe a debarking tool but I found nothing. It is very interesting for sure.

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 05:34:47 PM »
Chipping ice sounds like the best explanation , with the dull factory edge it would still do that job well .
I'll ask my friend if he remembers if there was an ice plant in that industrial park .

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 05:40:33 PM »
While on the subject of mystery hatchets



Any thots on this one and what the handle should look like ?

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 07:55:39 PM »
G. Santo http://leonelliattrezzi.com/en/product/agricoltura/piccozzini/ unfortunately the pic on the company web page doesn't have much more info than your picture.

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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 08:33:14 PM »
What shape is the eye? ???
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Re: Mystery Hatchet
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2017, 01:53:30 AM »
G. Santo http://leonelliattrezzi.com/en/product/agricoltura/piccozzini/ unfortunately the pic on the company web page doesn't have much more info than your picture.

Thanks for the link !
Wolfy , I'll get a pic tonight .