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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #280 on: March 24, 2020, 01:39:20 pm »
Gransfors Bruk from Sweden.
Two good examples
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #281 on: March 24, 2020, 09:32:47 pm »
Great, no denying in quality steel from Sweden  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #282 on: March 25, 2020, 06:21:42 am »
Great, no denying in quality steel from Sweden  :thumleft:

 :thumleft: the HF stamp is, I'm led to believe, the initials of the factory worker who produced them.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #283 on: March 25, 2020, 08:22:31 am »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #284 on: March 26, 2020, 04:21:25 am »
Can't help unfortunately, but I have also seen many similar models in the DRC and Turkana Kenya
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #285 on: March 27, 2020, 08:39:26 am »
In Zim its known as a Caleba/Kaleba.

I have 2.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #286 on: April 02, 2020, 08:24:53 am »
HEWING Axe

I'm posting this just as a subject of interest.
Whether home made or factory produced at least 100 years ago, they all seem to measure 11 and a half inches across.
Specifically designed to work logs to create a straight edge or planks for your log home.
Largely used in Northern USA, Canada and Alaska.
The blade had a straight edge on one side and angled on the other.
The handle had to be angled away from the log to avoid injury to your hands and legs.
The handle design worked very well as it stopped you wrecking your knuckles.
The example I've shown in the photo is set up for a left handed person or left hand work and has been estimated to be about 120 years old.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #287 on: April 02, 2020, 08:27:32 am »
You really had to be an artisan to work one of these.
BTW., the wood in the 1st picture is Black Cherry and the thinner log is Pin Cherry.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #288 on: April 05, 2020, 05:09:08 pm »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #289 on: April 19, 2020, 02:45:28 pm »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?

I Have one, my Late Father bought it in Namibia will go dig out after lock down as it is in my Factory Office!  :thumleft:

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #290 on: April 19, 2020, 02:56:20 pm »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?

I Have one, my Late Father bought it in Namibia will go dig out after lock down as it is in my Factory Office!  :thumleft:

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The Axes from Namibia!  :thumleft:
yes, that top one , they do not look like it but are very handy and strong
I could be wrong but think the blade is made from leaf spring
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #291 on: April 19, 2020, 03:41:24 pm »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?

I Have one, my Late Father bought it in Namibia will go dig out after lock down as it is in my Factory Office!  :thumleft:

@Tabasco

The Axes from Namibia!  :thumleft:
yes, that top one , they do not look like it but are very handy and strong
I could be wrong but think the blade is made from leaf spring

You get them up north west (Caprivi) Namibia and also Botswana.  I have the smaller one that they use to make their mokoro's (dug out canoe) and then also the bigger one for chopping trees and the like.  Blades are made from leaf springs yes.   
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #292 on: April 20, 2020, 01:52:02 am »
Anyone got one of these?
I used one (not  mine) once , boy that one was strong
expected the wood to crack after some serious chopping - but nothing , no chip marks either

would like to know what wood they typically use (for the handle) if anyone knows?

I Have one, my Late Father bought it in Namibia will go dig out after lock down as it is in my Factory Office!  :thumleft:

@Tabasco

The Axes from Namibia!  :thumleft:
yes, that top one , they do not look like it but are very handy and strong
I could be wrong but think the blade is made from leaf spring

You get them up north west (Caprivi) Namibia and also Botswana.  I have the smaller one that they use to make their mokoro's (dug out canoe) and then also the bigger one for chopping trees and the like.  Blades are made from leaf springs yes.

Yes and even way more north; Puntland, Ethiopia and Turkana Kenya. It is a common tool in Africa.
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #293 on: May 10, 2020, 08:43:11 pm »
Any advice on who can help make a nice wooden handle grip for a one piece forged steel camping hatchet
 Got from my late father and the old rubber grip has disintegrated. Looking at something simila to wooden knife handles.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #294 on: May 10, 2020, 09:02:04 pm »
Any advice on who can help make a nice wooden handle grip for a one piece forged steel camping hatchet
 Got from my late father and the old rubber grip has disintegrated. Looking at something simila to wooden knife handles.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #295 on: May 11, 2020, 08:15:08 am »
Still needs to be cleaned up.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #296 on: May 11, 2020, 08:27:50 am »
I inherited an Axe that dates back to the Boere War,
still in pristine condition (only the head has been replaced 4 times and the handle 5 times)  :imaposer: