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Axes and Hatchets
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Here are some of the old ones. The axes are at least pre 1950 USA made as they were mu grandparents and great grandparents. Hatchet is a Plumb and is newer I suspect.

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This is the only mark I see on one but is too light for me to make out. Any ideas?

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One with the mark. It's banged some wedges!

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Handle split out on this one.

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This one is the one with a split handle and boy does it have a side bow. Odd with the round ball end too.

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I used this one and the next a lot as a kid splitting locust.

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For several years I gave my grandma a Christmas present of splitting the locust in her woods. I chopped it all by hand as well and she called it her beaver wood. It was 2 or 3 trucks a year as I remember. this was in the 1970's before I was allowed to run a chainsaw as I was 8 years old.

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This one was the one I remember Grandma using. Looks like a handmade handle as is the shortest, lightest in the group. They used to bust used lump coal with them too.

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Here is a full view of it.

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Plumb Hatchet

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This is the oldest one I have. It is a specialty axe.

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Short throw and it is 15 1/2 inches from end of handle to where it comes through. Cutting edge is 6 inches.

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Handle is offset totally to one side. This was used to hand hewn wood beams before the days of saw mills


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This is looking straight down the side.

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