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Marcin Cebula




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2017 2:12 am    Post subject: Wrought iron axe indentification.         Reply with quote

I recently acquired and restored the following axe. Even though i asked about it's origin some axe-related groups, there was no exact information given. No one seems to be able to identify it. Some say it's a Biscayne French trade axe, but there is no proof. Does any of you know what it is?




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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You shouldn't have restored it. If the marking can't be identified then all you now have to go on is the general shape and its metallurgical composition. You won't get a precise identification.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can almost swear I have seen that makers mark before...it just looks so familiar. I'm assuming that this is early/mid 19thc. I could be totally wrong though. It certainly has the look of a trade axe. WTF?! .....McM
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J. Masters





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PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try these links.

http://www.cwjefferys.ca/felling-axes

https://www.lesforgesdemontreal.org/regaining-lost-knowledge-biscayne-axe-head/


And this site is very interesting, it also goes into fakes and reproductions. Caveat emptor!

http://www.furtradetomahawks.com/biscayne-trade-axes---9.html

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Todd Feinman




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PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maker's mark looks similar to this one:

http://moroantik.hu/?p=1574&lang=en

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