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    The Axe Head Showroom

    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
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    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    c. 1840s Shoulder Belt Plate or horse breast collar plate
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    1845 1/4 Franc
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    Dateless Seated Dime
    1853-O Seated Half Dime
    1899-O Barber Dime
    Antique Silver Ring
    Civil War bullets
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag

    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.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Here's a nice one I dug up from a colonial site near Williamsburg, VA.
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Nice lathing hatchet, Sentinel! WIDE time span on those! I just dug a strangely proportioned one with a wide, fannned-out blade here in a colonial site in Louisiana.
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    c. 1840s Shoulder Belt Plate or horse breast collar plate
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    1845 1/4 Franc
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    Dateless Seated Dime
    1853-O Seated Half Dime
    1899-O Barber Dime
    Antique Silver Ring
    Civil War bullets
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag

    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.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    First one i have Found in 5 years of metal detecting Dont know how old it is
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    ohdigger,

    Great Axe! I had seen a diagram that listed many different styles of axe head, including yours. I am sure that someone will post it here, or that I'll locate it eventually. Someone will be here that will know more. It will be good to have an online encyclopedia of styles and shapes of axe on this thread.

    Best Wishes,

    Buckles
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    c. 1840s Shoulder Belt Plate or horse breast collar plate
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    1845 1/4 Franc
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    Dateless Seated Dime
    1853-O Seated Half Dime
    1899-O Barber Dime
    Antique Silver Ring
    Civil War bullets
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag

    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.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Quote Originally Posted by {Sentinel}
    Here's a nice one I dug up from a colonial site near Williamsburg, VA.
    Now there's a beauty!
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
    ohdigger,

    Great Axe! I had seen a diagram that listed many different styles of axe head, including yours. I am sure that someone will post it here, or that I'll locate it eventually. Someone will be here that will know more. It will be good to have an online encyclopedia of styles and shapes of axe on this thread.

    Best Wishes,

    Buckles
    That's a "Rockaway" pattern. Just like the one I just reclaimed for service.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Here's one I dug on a farm here in the Shenandoah Valley a couple of weeks ago. Soaked it in apple cider vinegar and used a wire brush and Dremel on it. I think this one is known as a "Swamping" pattern. Gotta handle on it now and hanging in my office. My wife thinks its tacky. Also, here's a good reference book on American ax heads:
    http://www.amazon.com/American-Axes-...9236300&sr=8-1

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    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Mike at Woodland Detectors shared this in a previous post:

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    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Someone is cleaning mine up for me :P lol Great idea Buck
    Here is what our signature line for 2014 said:

    2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1792 French 2 Sol Copper
    1813 Half Stiver King George III
    181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
    1826 Two Reales
    1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
    1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1781, 1803, 1811, 1814, and two Dateless Half Reales
    1872 Seated Half Dollar
    1876-S Seated Quarter
    EIGHT Seated Half Dimes: 1838, 1839, three 1840-O's, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1857 and one dateless half dime
    NINE Seated Dimes: 1838-O (No Stars), 1875, 1876-CC, Two 1875-S, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888
    1700s French Silver Spoon
    U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
    Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
    185? Large Cent
    c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
    Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
    1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
    CW Eagle "I" Button
    1lb. Grape Shot
    CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
    Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
    1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1893-S and 1896 Barber Quarters
    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
    1894-O, 1902-O, and 1911-D Barber Dimes
    1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
    1864-L Indian Head Cent
    186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
    Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
    Plantation Tokens
    Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag

    So it's time to clear out the signature line, put up another year-end post, and get some more finds added tour our 2015 totals.

    Best Wishes,



    Buck, Shanegalang, and DiggerGirl


    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:

    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    Dateless Seated Dime
    1899-O Barber Dime

    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 finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Besides the diagram that Old Stonewall added, this 1929 chart is all I have. It may be the same. I may be able to photograph some pages from my book.

    I think the 2nd pic is from mojjaxs book.
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Shingling hatchets
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Here are some not to good pictures of Broad Axes but they show the shapes.
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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Besides the diagram that Old Stonewall added, this 1929 chart is all I have. It may be the same. I may be able to photograph some pages from my book.

    I think the 2nd pic is from mojjaxs book.
    That 2nd pic is from Eric Sloane's book, "A Museum of Early American Tools". It's a great book, as are all of Sloane's books.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    Re: The Axe Head Showroom

    If I brought home every double bit axe head I have found, it would well be over 200. In the last 4 trips out I found 24 and left them all in the woods. Double bit axe heads and logging chains are the most common tools I find in the woods here. Starting with broad axe heads whic average 12" across the blade.
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