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    This is all very good stuff.

    Must make an axe. I've made parangs and bolos for years {prefer them over hatchets and hand axes for trekking}, and recently made a 2 lb hammer, and have a 5 lb hammer in the works, but you guys are giving me some ideas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    I just bought a GB vintage head on eBay to restore. Ha!
    Nice! Is it pre-initials?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    Why not clean and sharpen them all? I’d say you do indeed have a nice collection started.

    You are from MI? Hmmm
    Ay, Yai Yai. You just cost me a half hour, Mister!

    I can't find the one I found in the road this summer. I have a handle half-way shoved up it.... the local surplus place had a barrel of handles which were no doubt seconds but by far good enough for a found axe.

    Dad grew up and worked in lumber camps in his late teens so Axe 101 came at a young age for me.... not that I'm an expert.

    The peavey is what I always knew as a cant hook. I looked up peavey and it's the same thing with a spike at the end. The pick thing is what Dad called a pickaroon, hybrided with an axe. I've used it plenty and always thought it was home made from a double-bit but looking closer tonight (as I carefully and tenderly cleaned, sharpened, and oiled it ), I believe it was made that way. No maker's name. The hook with a handle is what he called a snus hook. This one is blacksmith-made. The hook geometry is such that when you put it in the end of a log, one on each end, the weight of the log sets the hook more.

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    Some fine looking tools guys! I too like the GB axes, but now I'm into the Hudson Bay pattern, especially after using one. Some good deals can be found on all types of ax heads by perusing your local flea markets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tortuga View Post
    Nice! Is it pre-initials?
    Yes it is....a 5# monster that I grabbed a 35” GB handle for today as well.




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    That blade should swing like a beast!
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    Family shot.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    Family shot.

    Awesome. Nice axes.

    My family shot...the top one is a really old 4lb. Kelly True Temper I found in my father's shed that I restored and re-hafted.


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    Nice family Jonny!

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    Bit of a side question but Is there any place that has a Gränsfors bruks splitting axe in stock? Or a place someone feels comfortable back ordering from?
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