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Offline MnSportsman

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A Double bit find
« on: June 01, 2016, 02:31:03 PM »
   Picked this double bit axe the other day. I think it might be a Plumb, but that is just a guess.
( I only think that because of the color of the handle & the red color in the eye at the top.)
 I haven't really looked at it took much, but just took a few crappy pics. only a couple came out though.  Haven't weighed the thing nor taped the handle for measurement. I will likely clean up the head a bit to remove the surface rust & see if I can find a maker mark. Anyway, for $8.50 US at a estate sale, It was a good deal, IMO.

Here is the pics. I will try to take some better ones later, though. Any one that can figure out the make, other than my guess, from these crappy pics is a very astute axe person.

one side:

The pic of the other side did not come out.
I will go take some more pictures later.

Anyway, for less than 10 bucks I am not gonna complain a bit.

Just thought I would share the nice "find".

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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 04:26:52 PM »
It must be a Plumb......or a danged good copy.   It looks to be a twin to mine.....except for the rust. 8)    For a paltry 8.5 frogskins, you got a heckuva good axe there, JB! :chopwood: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 05:31:02 PM »
Nice score, JB!

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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 06:22:04 PM »
Yep, nice score!
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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 07:29:53 PM »
It is a double bit axe for I win!  :chopwood:

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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 08:22:32 PM »
The edges look good.  After you revive it I bet it's the best $8 axe you ever have!  Good find!  I'd say your on the right track based on the red coloring so far.
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Re: A Double bit find
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 08:40:47 AM »
Appears that not only the head, but even the helve is in excellent shape.  My guess is it's probably a Plumb, but even if it isn't, sure can't be too upset about $8.50!
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