Blades and Bushlore

Knife and Tool Discussion => Axes, Saws and Tomahawks => Topic started by: snmashar on October 25, 2020, 03:39:11 PM

Title: stamped mark on axe head: LA...BOI with leaping/charging/running LION
Post by: snmashar on October 25, 2020, 03:39:11 PM
Mark on what may be a European axe head. Nothing like it on http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears%20Tools/Home.html (site suggested in earlier thread).  Anyone have a source for marks on "foreign" edged tools tools, or have any idea who might have used a figural "lion" mark?  There are also partial numbers over-stamped on the "...BOI" line that look sort of like 0.0_ (can't make out what it is...only the first 0 and period are "complete").  Can't tell if the
LA and BOI are a complete or partial stamping.  Tried to photograph it, but ends up looking like a rusty spot on rusty metal. Mark is 3/4" tall and 1" wide.  Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
Title: Re: stamped mark on axe head: LA...BOI with leaping/charging/running LION
Post by: wsdstan on October 25, 2020, 06:20:34 PM
Probably going to need as good a photo as you can produce.  Put something in showing size or just state the size and anything else you know about the axe.

https://www.furtradetomahawks.com/axes-of-the-world---28.html

This site has a lot of axe heads and photos and might have something resembling what you have.   .


Title: Re: stamped mark on axe head: LA...BOI with leaping/charging/running LION
Post by: Dabberty on October 28, 2020, 01:17:49 PM
I'm on the European side living, perhaps I can help but I would really need some pics.
To clean up the markings, put some wd40 on it, and clean it lightly with sandpaper for example.