Hickory is a natural shock absorber along with excellent fiber strength for tool handles. Gransfors bruks double bit felling axe.
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I got this oldnew plumb axe in original paint and shape it has not been used i need help determining age and other information thanks.
Plumb double bit axe. Handle finishes and grades 6 your guarantee of highest value our striking tool handles are manufactured from genuine american hickory grown in the tennessee valley region. Axes differ in size weight power and flexibility and each type of axe is suitable for different purposes. New listing vintage 4 plumb double bit axe head woodsman bushcraft firewood splitting.
Thanks for the thread. Below is an ad from the december 3 1921 saturday evening post which said that the bits were double tempered for two full inches above the cutting edgethese days ansi standards call for hardening at least a half inch back from the cutting edge and council tool aims for 1 14 inch from the edge. My first axe was a estwig steel handled monstrosity.
The double bit felling axe has a 35 handle with swelled knob and excels as a working axe for felling trimming. Bought the washoe tool mfg. The small family operated forge started making axes in 1902 and produce in limited quantities so the focus can be on making the best hand forged axes possible.
Search by area auctioneer category keyword. It could bludgeon anything to death and was damn near indestructible but like you the aesthetic annoyed me. We do not sell gransfors bruks tools to resellers.
In 1889 so they could increase their capacity to produce mattocks and picks. Gransfors bruks axes are among the finest hand forged axes available in the world today. Free for auctioneers and free for auction goers.
Auctioneers you may post your auction listings free. And has 6 faces. Interesting that plumb advertised its axes as having twice the life.
When choosing an axe it is important to know what tasks you will be using it for and what characteristics of an axe would be useful for that type of work. Site contains full listings photos auctioneer links and information. At that time washoe was located on staten island just south of new york city.
The head is 3 lbs. Comes with leather sheath. Large database of live auctions.
Choosing the best bushcraft axe is more complicated than finding the shiniest looking blade.
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