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  1. #1

    Jun 2006
    connecticut
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    possible trade ax ??

    what are your guy's thoughts on this ax .
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    best finds- George Washington Inaugural Button
    early Militia hat plate 1814 - 1825
    6 colonial copper spill (4-1787 fugios , 1774 machin mills , 1788 new jersey)

  2. #2

    Jun 2006
    connecticut
    475
    80 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    wow guys , i'm not trying to pull teeth here ...
    just try to get some opinions , don't feel bad to let me have it ...
    best finds- George Washington Inaugural Button
    early Militia hat plate 1814 - 1825
    6 colonial copper spill (4-1787 fugios , 1774 machin mills , 1788 new jersey)

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2005
    Whites MXT, Whites TDI, Minelab excalibur
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    8 times
    Looks like a axe dont know the age though.

  4. #4

    Apr 2012
    Clark County Washington
    Tiger Shark 8" coil, Tejon 8"x9" and 5.75" WS, clean sweep coil, Gray ghost deep woods headphones Whites TRX pointer Minelab Quattro, Garrett gold stinger
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Heavy rust would imply age. The rounded upper blade would probably be better for throwing than chopping. I would put a handle on it and throw it. But then that's just me. You would probably and understandably value it too much for that.
    Last edited by Hot zone; May 31, 2012 at 08:12 PM.
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  5. #5
    ca
    Nov 2011
    276
    75 times
    Relic Hunting
    It is definitely a trade axe. Soak it in vinegar for a month and the rust should fall off. There is probably a makers mark on it. Nice find!

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Larson mo jo pro Flippin stick
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    I am not sure the top edge has not been ground off. Good candidate for electrolysis. I am doing a bunch now. My trade axe is so thin already I am just sealing it.

  7. #7

    Nov 2012
    6
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Tnmountains View Post
    I am not sure the top edge has not been ground off. Good candidate for electrolysis. I am doing a bunch now. My trade axe is so thin already I am just sealing it.
    What is the proper sequence to mix lye and water for the soak? Is it lye into the water? That seems to be the way I remember it. Also, do you connect the positive or negative battery charger lead to the axe, or is it the other way around.I seem to remember one lead connects to a second iron object in the liquid mixture.I have a small trade axe from Alabama that needs cleaning pretty bad.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Larson mo jo pro Flippin stick
    13,159
    3471 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I just use salt and a little laundry soap. Kinda like mash gets it working. Even Cascade dish water soap works the negative is attached to the relic and the pos to stainless or copper. Read up on this before you do it. There are sections here on t-net that show how to do it. You can also use apple cider vinegar as a soak but be careful cause it will flash rust.
    Good luck and welcome to t-net Paleodog.
    TnMtns

 

 

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