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Offline Sarge

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Hatchet job
« on: July 02, 2018, 06:00:04 PM »
Got this little hatchet from an estate sale. Has the typical nails hammered through the eye into the haft, haft splitting, and mushrooming on the poll but I'll dress it up.



Already did a vinegar soak.



Here's the best part...



My first Plumb! Is it a Boy Scout hatchet or is that something more specific? That is the only visible stamp or mark.
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Re: Hatchet job
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 07:45:50 PM »
It looks very much like a Boy Scout hatchet but should have the BSA logo stamped on the other side from the Plumb name. 
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Re: Hatchet job
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 09:20:17 PM »
Don't know if it's a Boy Scout hatchet, but that's a "rafting" pattern head.  Plumb made a lot of them from hatchet sizes to axe sizes.  Here's one I rehung a few years back.  OE also had one or two that he rehung.

 http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=8716.msg163954#msg163954
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Re: Hatchet job
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 10:00:17 PM »
That baby screamed PLUMB as soon as I saw the first photo!   I love the old Plumb axes and hatchets and I'll bet that one cleans up very nicely. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hatchet job
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 06:03:04 AM »
Awesome grab Sarge!  That is a great axe head!  Do whatever you want with it of course but that head should be in the 1.5-1.75lb range.  I have mine on a 18.5" handle and it is a superb large hatchet/small axe.  Anything 16-24" would work very well.  It really comes down to what you like or how/where you want to carry it.  I wanted a two handed swinger that fit in a regular size pack.  This pattern chops well and splits beyond it's size.  It's a great all round small camp axe.   

It'll be just what you need for a catch and cook from the boat!   :thumbsup:

Here's my thread on the one I put together.  If you scroll to the bottom of the thread you'll see the pics after the final shaping I did on the handle. 

http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=7876.0

Can't wait to see what you do to this one! 

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Re: Hatchet job
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 08:49:16 AM »
I knew you guys could & would help. Thanks!

No BSA or any other markings so it's just a plain ol' Plumb. Haha

It had a 14" handle so I was thinking about that for the replacement ... but I do like the idea of a longer, two-hand handle and I already have a couple 12 & 14 hatchets. Something to think about.
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