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    Colonial Period? And how was it attached to the handle?

    Hey All,

    Cant seem to find a match for this hand tool. Im assuming its an adze, but has a strange design where the handle would have attached.Maybe a good bit of material is gone? Someone must of found one similiar, rite?

    Thanks for looking

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    All -- esp.Colonial
    Looks like an adze to me and the handle hole looks like it cleaved off.

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    relicmeister- Thanks! Somebody must of really been swinging hard!
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    Wrought iron has a fiber like grain.
    Quality steel was often reserved for the cutting edge itself . Often the iron was folded over it and forge welded. Fluxed after heating it just right and a certain"pop!" when it welds right with a hammer blow.

    Iron on the poll end ,or iron worked anywhere else was subject to weakness or impurities...From a variety of causes.

    What can be real hard on iron ,(or even steel) is sub zero weather ,or sudden temp changes.
    Not warming a tool before use in the right/wrong conditions could cause (and has caused) breaks.

    Hammering on a poll with too hard a mallet (or more often an improper other tool used to strike with) can and has messed up tools too.
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    relevent, thanks thats good info, surprised more dont turn up in a complete fail state
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