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Offline JeffG

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I purchased a Viking style axe head from Adam Thiel in Hungary, I handled it with a nice piece of curly maple, and secured it with a thin wood wedge, the head is not drifted. I found a Medieval leather smith to make the sheath. It has a Damascus cutting edge, the rest of the head is hand forged, with a poll hammer head. Handy and functional.



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I confess to sneaking in to view a bunch of your photos, Jeff. :-[ ........MAN, you've created some absolutely gorgeous stuff that I covet immensely!  Is that a sin? :shrug:
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That gave me a chuckle, no...that's a major compliment. Thanks Wolfy.  ;)
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I don't have anything as fancy as the rest of you but, here is my family photo of my working axes.

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Looks like a good variety to me.  Mine is down to four and I am looking in my barn for two of them.
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Hope you find them, and they are free of rust.
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Oh I found them yesterday and they are fine.  Interesting comment though about the rust.  I have two outbuildings on this farm.  One is a shop and the other a barn although we haven't used it for any holding cattle inside for at least two years.  There are some storage and tack rooms in the place and a chicken coop where they probably wintered birds in bad weather.  If you leave unpainted metal objects in the barn they will get surface rust all over them in a couple of months regardless of the time of the time of year.  Leave them in the shop building and they are fine all year long.  Same type of construction with wood frame covered with corrugated metal siding and roofing.  Shop floor is concrete.  Barn floor is half concrete and half dirt. 
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Are there chicken droppings in the barn? I wonder if that would cause the rust.
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I would think they are gone.  We have lived here twenty some years and have never had any chickens.  The folks we bought it from didn't raise any either. 

There are a few birds that nest in there so that might be a reason to fix the window they use to get in and out of the place.
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Re: Axe, Saw and Hawk lust! Pictures of the hottest tools in your collection...
« Reply #959 on: December 07, 2021, 09:29:55 AM »
Been a bit since since thread had any action so thought I would share a few pics of an old Warren 4lb military axe head I am cleaning up.  Probably either Vietnam or maybe even WWII era.  I'm thinking of maybe doing a 28-30" straight handle and using this as a fallers axe.  Should be a great wedge whacker!   :choptree: 







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Re: Axe, Saw and Hawk lust! Pictures of the hottest tools in your collection...
« Reply #960 on: December 08, 2021, 09:09:51 AM »
What years was Warren around?
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Re: Axe, Saw and Hawk lust! Pictures of the hottest tools in your collection...
« Reply #961 on: December 08, 2021, 02:55:51 PM »
What years was Warren around?

According to yesteryear tool Warren was 1893-1950.  So maybe WWII?  I?m not sure if the green paint was used in WWI. 
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Re: Axe, Saw and Hawk lust! Pictures of the hottest tools in your collection...
« Reply #962 on: December 08, 2021, 03:32:44 PM »
Thanks OE, and thanks for mentioning that site.  I have been to it before but completely forgot about until you mentioned it.
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