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Fascinating. I found an unused broad axe at the site of a miners cabin on some property my dad bought back in the 60's. I still have it. It weighs about 5 pounds. I've seen others for sale for enormous prices, but they all have less than half of the blade. Wonder where it was made? No marks at all on it.
Could have been the local blacksmith made it back in the day.
That was an incredible amount of work and craftsmanship it took to make one axe.You also got a real axe when you bought one of those.Compare those to the crap they sell now, there is no comparison actually, they are all crap unless you pay big bucks.I love old tools, always have and this is the perfect example of why.
Very cool. Old time Mainers. Nice and chilly here in Maine today
I like those corn cob pipes those guys were smoking. Probably Missouri Meerschaum, which are indeed still made in the states today.
I used to smoke a pipe and those Missouri Meerschaums were great smokes when I was working ! Great video also, never knew how they forged those blades 'til now !
Thanks. That was fascinating. In today, that was a unique perspective for an USAF officer. No precision indeed....
Love to see how things were made back in the day, when people (craftsman really) took pride in their work, thanks!