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Axe restoration thread

dancan

dancan

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If you start a sticky might I suggest the first post be some of the manufactures to look for. Would be handy for those of us with little awareness of our axes
It's hard to say which ones to go for , there's plenty of good axes out there that were unbranded , Gransfors Bruk for example made tons of unstamped heads for export .
Best I can say is to stay away from anything that had a fiberglass handle and one that has been beat to death , the prices on the Bay seem a little high so I do the local yard/estate sales , local buy and sell ads and word of mouth to local pickers .
I try to keep this hobby as cheap as I can , 5$ to 20$ for a head is reasonable to me and handles range from 5$ to 20$ for handles but the nice Scandinavian handles range from 20$ to 40$ .
 
dancan

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5$ hatchet





2$ hatchet on a 15$ handle



That 2$ head is unmarked , rough forged but well hardened and my instincts say Scandinavian but that's only a guess .
Here's a 5$ 2 lb Hults Bruk on a yard sale find ash handle purchased for 1$ that was 5$ when new .







I've got plenty more hatchets and axes lol
 
Homelitexl903

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What do you guys think? Should we start a dedicated thread for axe restoration or keep posts in the splitting/chopping tool review thread?
I think this is a great idea. I live in the state that was the axe making capital of the world at one time I think and have plenty of projects for the winter. I have already learned a few tricks I plan on using from smaller threads, so a dedicated thread will be useful.
 
dancan

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I think this is a great idea. I live in the state that was the axe making capital of the world at one time I think and have plenty of projects for the winter. I have already learned a few tricks I plan on using from smaller threads, so a dedicated thread will be useful.
Don't forget to put up some pics and what you know about them
 
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