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Knife and Tool Discussion => Axes, Saws and Tomahawks => Topic started by: Plumber on May 15, 2020, 09:42:17 PM

Title: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: Plumber on May 15, 2020, 09:42:17 PM
My Grandparents worked in a shipyard during the war, and Grandma had a little money to spend. She bought the lot next to their house, and an axe to clear the brush. In 1977 Grandpa retired, and they moved to Florida, and Grandma gave the axe to me. It is stamped,
 "True Temper"
 "Kelly Works" 
(https://i.imgur.com/FZizJVq.jpg)

Title: Re: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: Plumber on May 16, 2020, 07:30:02 PM
Grandma's old axe got an instant "patina". ??? I mixed the cold blue with water, and applied to the axe head. It's hard to see the gray color, but it doesn't look bad for a working axe. It came out a little blotchy, but I think it will age well. (better than this old guy)
(https://i.imgur.com/OnaYTmS.jpg)
Title: Re: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: Plumber on June 18, 2020, 07:27:18 PM
I backed out ot the driveway this morning, and there was a little 18" tree across the road. I got out Grandma's old axe, and started taking off limbs. It went through up to 2" limbs with one easy stroke. It was the first time I used it since I sharpened it. When the city crew showed up, I let them take over, and I watched.
(https://i.imgur.com/MJWMKWx.jpg)
Title: Re: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: Alan R McDaniel Jr on June 18, 2020, 08:04:20 PM
It appears that Grandma put an edge on it few times too.

Alan
Title: Re: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: Plumber on June 19, 2020, 07:55:56 PM
More than a few times, I'm thinking.  ;)
Title: Re: Grandma's True Temper Axe
Post by: wsdstan on June 20, 2020, 12:54:51 PM
Nice one.  Pretty useful around my place too.