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Offline koger

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New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« on: February 20, 2016, 08:29:29 PM »
Hello all, Sam Koger here, new to the forum, like what I see so far. Lifelong hunter/gatherer, 30+ years experience as a gunsmith, ML enthusiast, and quality tool and blade collector/user. I have a penchant for good quality, American and European made axes, knives, hatchets, shovels and spokeshaves, or any well made hand tool. Last few years I have picked up a few of what is termed here locally in KY as camp axes, slightly bigger than a small hatchet, with a 20" give or take handle, easy to carry, put in a pack etc. Today I picked up one, with a  little red paint, light rust that cleaned off easy with a soft wire wheel. It is a forged head, with a DY stamped on the front of the poll, 1 1/2 on the back side. I cleaned it up, put in a new handle, and carefully sharpened it as it appeared never to have been sharpened past the factory edge, which was used till dull. In a few minutes, had it sharp enough to shave my arm, no stubble left! It has a thin teardrop poll, which tapers to a convex, I guess is the term head. Thinner than normal blade, seems of good quality, anybody got a guess as to who made it. I guy I know thought it was Dutch, maybe came thru Canada.  All replies appreciated.
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 07:21:14 AM »
A photo or two would be a lot of help. I wouldn't know but someone here will.
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 10:01:37 AM »
C'mon, grizzled graybearded axemen........help the new kid! :shrug: :chopwood:
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 10:05:27 AM »
I'd need pics before I'd even hazard a SWAG.
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 10:58:20 AM »
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Pic would be nice....
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 11:27:26 AM »
In a thread on DY stamp I found by searching axe makers marks( I'm not sure how to post a link from my pad)

Should be easy to locate that forum thread.

Anyway, there seemed to be a faint stamp on one of the sides. I guess you're not finding anything like that on yours. Maybe the DY mark is the smiths initials, not a brand name.
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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 04:42:33 PM »
Hi Sam,
Were you ever able to ID the "DY" axe?

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Re: New guy here, got a new camp axe, need helpl Id'ing it!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 04:48:11 PM »
Hi Sam,
Were you ever able to ID the "DY" axe?

This is a very old thread,  and the author only ever made one post, so it is likely you won't get a response about the axe ID.