Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

A place dedicated to swords, hatchets, throwing knives, oriental cutlery, tomahawk heads and more. Anything you do not consider to be 100% traditional knife is welcome.
doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5197
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby doglegg » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:30 pm

Sorry to hear about the joint problems. Had both my knees replaced 4-5 years ago. It was a wise decision. Absolutely no regrets. Do the follow up and do it religiously and you won't regret it. ::nod:: ::nod::

rarefish383
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby rarefish383 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09 pm

Thanks for the confidence builder. I already got the left one done, works pretty good. I'll be glad to get rid of the pain.

User avatar
Iron Hoarder
Posts: 1797
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Location: Chertsey, Surrey, UK
Contact:

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Iron Hoarder » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:52 pm

I have more than a passing interest in axes. The pocket knives are actually an offshoot of tool collecting.
56762378345__6B8D0A7E-0BB3-45F2-8FAA-CB2D8E8B939C.JPG
IMG_2200.JPG
IMG_1144.JPG
IMG_1146.JPG
IMG_0470.JPG
IMG_0467.JPG
I measure my collection by the ton.
Whoever dies with the most tools wins......Now accepting donations.

Ivoryman
Posts: 3133
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:20 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Ivoryman » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:02 am

1967redrider wrote:Ivoryman, was/is that a working peace pipe? I like the red handle. ::tu::


Missed your post. No peace pipe, solid hammer pole shaped like a pipe bowl but much more handey for pounding tent pegs, no damage to the lungs.
"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid." -No Name, High Plains Drifter

mrwatch
Posts: 1050
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Location: michigan

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby mrwatch » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:36 pm

3rd picture looks like a large meat cleaver. any name on it? I have one similar from Indiana.

User avatar
1967redrider
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 3650
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 pm
Location: Alexandria, VA
Contact:

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby 1967redrider » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:15 pm

Ivoryman wrote:
1967redrider wrote:Ivoryman, was/is that a working peace pipe? I like the red handle. ::tu::


Missed your post. No peace pipe, solid hammer pole shaped like a pipe bowl but much more handey for pounding tent pegs, no damage to the lungs.


On a recent episode of Forged in Fire on History channel they had a peace pipe challenge and one of the parameters was the judges had to be able to smoke out of it. Then they chopped bone/wood or something like that, so everything had to be perfectly made to withstand their torture tests. The ability to smoke out of it was more of a novelty thing just to see if the contestants could make a hatchet/hawk that functioned on all levels.
Pocket, fixed, machete, axe, it's all good!

You're going to look awfully silly with that knife sticking out of your @#$. -Clint Eastwood, High Plains Drifter

User avatar
Iron Hoarder
Posts: 1797
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Location: Chertsey, Surrey, UK
Contact:

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Iron Hoarder » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:20 pm

mrwatch wrote:3rd picture looks like a large meat cleaver. any name on it? I have one similar from Indiana.


It's an English meat cleaver. I need to dig it out to get the makers name again.
I measure my collection by the ton.
Whoever dies with the most tools wins......Now accepting donations.

rarefish383
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby rarefish383 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:26 am

doglegg wrote:Rarefish, great display. Never occurred to me a leaning axe handle would warp. Did you ever get your cord of wood chopped?

Hey, doglegg. Got my right knee replaced back in December, I'm getting around fine now. Was down in the woods splitting firewood a couple weeks ago and saw the pile of wood from the "Cord Wood Challenge". I think I might give it a try again this year. I'm hoping for a normal year of rain. Last year it rained so much I didn't get a single day off to play, if the sun popped out for five minutes I was mowing.

As for the warped handles. I had a few that were so bad you could chop wood around a corner. Just on a whim I tried leaning them on a wall in the basement, warp out, and they did straighten up a lot. I talked to my friend that makes handles about making a jig with pegs and maybe a small bottle jack to straighten them. He said he thinks it would work and not loose any strength. Maybe try steaming them first. I've passed a few nice axes because they had warped handles and I didn't want anymore projects laying around. If the jig works I won't pass up anymore crooked handles, Joe.

doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5197
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby doglegg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:25 pm

Glad to hear that you knee replacement is healed. Had both of mine replaced some years ago and have been totally pleased with it. If you do that cord wood challenge keep us updated. Thanks. ::tu::

User avatar
Eustace
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:26 am
Location: Bulgaria

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Eustace » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:26 pm

Three Bulgarian axes for restoration.
Attachments
IMG_0412.JPG
IMG_0416.JPG

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 11074
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby FRJ » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:27 am

Those are neat looking ax heads. ::tu::

doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5197
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby doglegg » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:39 pm

Eustace, bearded axes must be the preferred style there. Great and interesting old axes. ::nod::

User avatar
Eustace
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:26 am
Location: Bulgaria

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Eustace » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm

doglegg wrote:...bearded axes...

Is that what you call that shape? These are relatively new - 50-60 year olds. Behind the topic showed a much more old battle axе with a similar shape.
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=21655&start=435#p603348

doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5197
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby doglegg » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:02 pm

Eustace, I believe that is the proper name for them. That is the name I've always heard and if you google it, it shows that kind of axe. I like them and think you have a good group. Do you still have the older axe from the other thread?

User avatar
Eustace
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:26 am
Location: Bulgaria

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Postby Eustace » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Thanks, doglegg! Yes, I do.


Return to “Other Sharp Objects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests