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FosterK

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Hello,
New to the forum and would appreciate any insight. Axe is 6 inches long and grinder is a little over 3. These were found in Illinois in the 50's and I traded for them in the 70's. When I was a kid I tied a stick to the axe and used it to chop small trees. Thanks for any help.
 

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Looks authentic from where I’m sitting... I could be wrong though...

FWIW NA’s not only pecked the grove they also abraded it causing irregularities in the abrasions running across said grove. Depending on the axe material hardness some abrasions are highly visible and some not so much.
 

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In your picture, the axe looks like somebodymade it using a belt sander. If so, none.

FWIW, since you asked.
… I’m thinking an angle grinder. That groove has 2 troughs like it was made in about 1950.
The other piece doesn’t look worked but need more pics plz…
 

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Have to agree with Uniface and Fat, when you blow the ax picture up you will see what uniface and Fat are talking about, groves, it has two, do not look like they were made by ancient man, but rather a modern man,
 

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I don't know jack about NA artifacts, but owning a machine shop, i know grind marks when i see them.

Your axe was likely made by descendants of the great tribes of Europe who immigrated to the US where they cleared the forests and put their seed into the ground and fair maiden alike, giving birth to an industrial revolution that spawned the abrasive grinding wheel, a potent and powerful tool to shape metal or stone.
 

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Hello,
New to the forum and would appreciate any insight. Axe is 6 inches long and grinder is a little over 3. These were found in Illinois in the 50's and I traded for them in the 70's. When I was a kid I tied a stick to the axe and used it to chop small trees. Thanks for any help.
Could it be someone made it for you to play with? I think it was a conviently shaped cobble that was altered quickly using a grinding wheel to make a play toy.
 

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