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  1. #31
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront
    Do european axe heads count too?
    Of course they do. Those are fantastic! Thank you for posting them. It's great to see those styles; they are so different from anything we find here in the U.S.

    Prost!

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  2. #32
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    found in corner of wifes grandfathers old excavating business shop edenville mi. Not sure how old still has handle
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  3. #33
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    That looks like something out of a horror movie.. luv it!!!
    "Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey

  4. #34

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Oh,boy.....I will have to snap some pics......I dont usually pack em home!I do have a pile though
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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  5. #35
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    Here's one I found a couple weeks ago. It has a unique opening that so far the only explanation I have received is that it may have gotten that way from being used as a wedge and is just deformed. That may be, but the reason I question that is it is perfectly symmetrical side to side and top to bottom. There is no deformation to the back of it with the butt being perfectly flat with nice distinct edges. If anybody has any ideas let me know. I would love to be able to date this. The pictures here are before electrolysis, I'll post some later after she's cleaned up.
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  6. #36
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    One more. This one is hatchet sized. First pic is right after I got it home and the second is after a little electrolysis. I need to seal it though. What's best, an oil or urethane?
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    Nice Axes guys!
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  8. #38
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    Hi All,

    I found a old AX head today it was 4 inch's down any idea on the age of it,

    Thanks for the help, Happy Hunting,

    Dan
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  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
    Hello All,

    I am starting this post as a showroom for axe heads, whether electrolysis cleaned, or still rusty crusty. Post 'em here.

    There is a large variety in these tools over geography and time, and it will be cool to see everything from trade axes and weapons all the way through more modern tools.

    Cheers,

    Buckles
    Great Idea!! Here is my first and only axe head, found just the other day. Its soaking in apple cider vinegar right now and I will post an updated photo when its done.



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  10. #40
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    Here is a pic of the other side of the Ax,

    Thank's and happy hunting,

    Dan
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    TennesseeGal,

    I'd love to see a photo when it is cleaned up. I got two axe heads in two hunts here--one like you found and one like Dan found. I'll clean 'em up and get 'em posted.


    Cheers,



    Buckles
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1853, Two 1853-O's Two 1854-O's, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Seated Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spout
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  12. #42
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    Melissa

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    Thank you BuckleBoy! I'll post a pick as soon as its ready. I keep checking it! Lol. I'll be watching for your pictures!

  13. #43
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    Dec 2011
    Redwood Valley CA.
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    What would be the best way to clean up the Axe head I found,

    Thanks again and Happy Hunting.

    Dan
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  14. #44
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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just some Guy
    What would be the best way to clean up the Axe head I found,

    Thanks again and Happy Hunting.

    Dan
    Hey Dan! I'm not the expert here but I'm going to pass on what I learned from others here. I'm soaking my axe head in apple cider vinegar as directed by some of the more experienced relic hunters here. Some mentioned using a dremel also after the soak to knock off some left over stuff. I've been soaking mine for about 5 days and it has a way to go. I'm going to change the vinegar out tomorrow. You'll want to rinse it well with water and seal it after it dries. Someone recommended a product but I'll have to look it up. Do a search on TNet for axe heads and you'll find some posts.

  15. #45
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    Dec 2011
    Redwood Valley CA.
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    Metal Detecting
    Thanks Tennesseegal for the information,

    after our club meeting I will start soaking it in Apple cider vinegar, just happen to have some here at the house,

    Happy Hunting,

    Dan
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