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    Help with odd pick axe

    This is the oddest looking "pick axe" I have ever seen. There is a stamp on it that looks like O.L.S. - the handle is bolted into a strap arrangement and the main pick is bolted on. The old fellow that owned it was a bricklayer/mason - perhaps it was something he used. If you have any ideas about the company stamp or the purpose of the tool I would appreciate hearing it. The flat blade is 14" long with a beveled edge and 3" wide at the widest end. The green paint appears to be original.
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    I feel that it may be an adze for wood working and not an axe.

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    the numbers on the tool lead to a plant hakka. it has an untreated birch shaft which is attached using two angular irons with screws and nails. Hakka has a broad blade (egg 10 cm) on one side and a long pointed spike on the other. In addition to planting, such a broad-leaved hoe is also suitable for sowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    the numbers on the tool lead to a plant hakka. it has an untreated birch shaft which is attached using two angular irons with screws and nails. Hakka has a broad blade (egg 10 cm) on one side and a long pointed spike on the other. In addition to planting, such a broad-leaved hoe is also suitable for sowing.
    Good one, ticndig. Perhaps the old gentleman was Norwegian ? Had some trouble searching it online. "Plantehakke " helped a little, but it's all in Norwegian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    the numbers on the tool lead to a plant hakka. it has an untreated birch shaft which is attached using two angular irons with screws and nails. Hakka has a broad blade (egg 10 cm) on one side and a long pointed spike on the other. In addition to planting, such a broad-leaved hoe is also suitable for sowing.
    Good Id. It looks similar to what is called a "hoedad" in the U.S.A. Which is used for planting trees.
    https://pacforest.com/Category/Hoedad-Blades
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    My friend was a tree planter back in the 90's , he used a hoe dad , it looked just like that .
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    Yes the consensus is that it is a tree planting tool - still don't know anything about the manufacturer but I have marked it solved. Thanks all - on to the next!
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    I was able to identify your tool by the numbers on it shown in your pics. all the info one could ever want is at your finger tips. simply google it as I did.
    then you may need to hit the translate button to understand what you're reading.

 

 

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