Large Full groove axe

dognose

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My wife and I drove out to a farm to preview a point for a sale.

When we got there and I was talking to the farmer, it turned out he grew up not far from where I did - within a mile. I was checking out the point and he was telling me that he found a small axe when digging a well a number of years ago. The axe was not being sold. He also said way back when he was young, on his family's farm his dad hit an axe when plowing and it was large enough to been easily seen. So his dad got off the tractor and picked it up.

He knew some of the same old farmers as I did in the area, where we both grew up. And as a child he went to the same school as Pam did, but earlier. and they both had some of the same teachers. His family sold the farm in 1963, the same year my family moved to the house there. I found my first relic not far from this in 1967, a flared bit celt - 100% complete with zero damage in an apple orchard.

He went into the house and came back out with two axes, the smaller one found by the well he dug and a monster axe well over 9 inches in length. A few very minor plow strikes where his dad hit in with the plow back in the 60's. It's 100% complete, with some minor bit use wear had been reworked and ground in ancient times. Peck marks on the body were still visible, but the majority of the peck marks had been polished out.

It was an amazing relic to hold, and not the easiest to hold and take photos due to the weight.
My hand wrist to fingertip is 7.5 inches. This bad boy was WELL over that in length,.
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Older The Better

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That’s a Huge axe, and not a questionable hunk of rock being called an axe. Very cool and does get the mind working as to why?

as far as the giants it’s interesting, not sure where I stand on that but I will say that the Osage that lived around here were routinely 6-6 or 7’ tall. That usually surprises people, for whatever reason people think of natives as generally short.
 

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That’s a Huge axe, and not a questionable hunk of rock being called an axe. Very cool and does get the mind working as to why?

as far as the giants it’s interesting, not sure where I stand on that but I will say that the Osage that lived around here were routinely 6-6 or 7’ tall. That usually surprises people, for whatever reason people think of natives as generally short.
Same here in Florida. The natives were tall, 6-7 feet & this surprised the Spaniards who when invading Florida were themselves quite short.
 

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Same here in Florida. The natives were tall, 6-7 feet & this surprised the Spaniards who when invading Florida were themselves quite short.
They very well could have been within those heights. Brings to mind the 6'.7" actor Will Sampson who was a citizen of the Muscogee Nation that originated from the southeastern woodlands. I'm a fan of about every movie he acted in. I believe I'm gonna search some Netflix movies to watch this weekend that have Will Sampson in it.
 

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My wife and I drove out to a farm to preview a point for a sale.

When we got there and I was talking to the farmer, it turned out he grew up not far from where I did - within a mile. I was checking out the point and he was telling me that he found a small axe when digging a well a number of years ago. The axe was not being sold. He also said way back when he was young, on his family's farm his dad hit an axe when plowing and it was large enough to been easily seen. So his dad got off the tractor and picked it up.

He knew some of the same old farmers as I did in the area, where we both grew up. And as a child he went to the same school as Pam did, but earlier. and they both had some of the same teachers. His family sold the farm in 1963, the same year my family moved to the house there. I found my first relic not far from this in 1967, a flared bit celt - 100% complete with zero damage in an apple orchard.

He went into the house and came back out with two axes, the smaller one found by the well he dug and a monster axe well over 9 inches in length. A few very minor plow strikes where his dad hit in with the plow back in the 60's. It's 100% complete, with some minor bit use wear had been reworked and ground in ancient times. Peck marks on the body were still visible, but the majority of the peck marks had been polished out.

It was an amazing relic to hold, and not the easiest to hold and take photos due to the weight.
My hand wrist to fingertip is 7.5 inches. This bad boy was WELL over that in length,.
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WOW!!! Thor must have weilded that one. Congrats on a super find.
 

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Wow I have never seen such an axe. It is huge! But you know my cousin is 6-5 full blooded Cherokee and it would fit him quiet well. I like it and thank you for sharing the story of it.
 

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too bad he didnt want to get rid of the ax, those big axes pop up now and then... Did ya get the piece you were after?, I see some nice axes in the upcoming Converse auction, no biguns like that though...
 

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