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    How old is this large Axe head?

    Hi;

    Numerous times I have dug hatchet heads in the shape of this axe head but this is the first time I have ever dug an axe head in this shape this large. 7.5 inches from blade to back. I am still in the cleaning stage before I take it to the preservation stage.

    Looking for a positive ID on time period please.

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    Late 19th century to early 20th century would be my guess.
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    Based on the design, my guess would be mid to late 19thc.

    Nice find Dug,
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    I have found broad hatchets shaped like yours. If it has a bevel only on one side, then it is a broad hatchet.

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    I have an exact match to that one and I was told pre 1840’s, mine was found in a barn in New England years ago. I’ll post a picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-Dirt View Post
    I have an exact match to that one and I was told pre 1840’s, mine was found in a barn in New England years ago. I’ll post a picture
    Unless it was under an animal pen I bet it is in great shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-Dirt View Post
    I have an exact match to that one and I was told pre 1840’s, mine was found in a barn in New England years ago. I’ll post a picture
    I can’t post that picture from my pics I have saved here, I’ll have to retake and post
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