For me, the cherry wood was an aesthetic decision, not to mention that it is an absolute pleasure to work with as it fills your workshop with a sweet smell as you shape it. Those too may also have been originally colored the same as the name stamping but like most axes used for an extended period of time or left to the elements, those color markings soon disappeared. Knot Klipper line from Mann is very highly regarded. In early 2007, Dasco Pro, Inc. ~Thanks and Peace Kre8ful, Welcome! A good sharpening job and a nice haft and a Kelly will keep up with the best of them.
However unlike the earlier production, it appears that the Plumb tools made today are all made overseas primarily by Asian manufacturers. The biggest trick is reduce weight without reducing strength by strategically removing metal from areas that either, don't suffer as much stress from impact, or are excessively thick, based on the head's former incarnation. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally-identifying information that visitors voluntarily submit to them in order to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. And it's got to be fun. The steel on this axe is really outstanding, as it took an edge as sharp as my best Mora knives.
American Made Axes We are compiling an ever growing list of U. Sadly the only Kelly Works stamped axe I own had a rough life before I got my hands on it. As such, I do own several of them, ranging from generic hardware store finds, to tomahawks, and woodworkers models, but I've never owned one that was purposely designed for an artisan or craftsman. We need to shape our handle now. The older Legitimus line from Collins tends to be excellent, but even just standard line Collins axes are awesome if they are truly vintage.
Some included stampings or touch marks in the shape of the designs depicted below. Well, shiny but not mirror. During the 1970s a huge number of blue Agdor axes were sold in North America. Need to find a real blacksmith to straighten and re-temper the double bit. Do you rasp of enough material so that the head slides over easily without pinching the kerf cut closed, or do you make a tight fit that closes the kerf, and then just force it back open with the wedge? Some of our websites contain links to other sites. I have a few that I suspect are Kelly axes and they are all fantastic.
Except for a chip out of the one side of the bit, the overall head was in excellent condition. Some of the features and services of Bonnier websites may not operate properly if your cookies are disabled. Pixel tags may also be used to deliver cookies. How we protect the safety and integrity of the information we collect We take appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard and protect your personal information. They believe that pride shines through in the quality tools, knives, equipment, and accessories they produce - all 100% guarenteed.
Production of Plumb files may have been discontinued by that time. In the late 1890s Plumb was furnishing tools not only throughout what is now the continental United States but also to Canada, South America, Australia, Germany and the west coast of Africa. Plumb also manufactured a number of tools, mostly axes and hammers, under the brand names belonging to a variety of major hardware wholesalers. Many of the Plumb brands and markings were either registered,trademarked or copyrighted but apparently there are others that were not. In 1981 the Plumb division of Ames was sold to The Cooper Group who either divested some of the Plumb assets into other areas or sold off whatever remained.
The actual mark was not registered until 1920 as it was a common occurrence not to register marks until they had been used for some time. Old axes Marshall Wells was popular up here in the woods of northern Minnesota, because some of them were made and distributed in Duluth. We also take appropriate measures to secure the transmission of sensitive personal information from your computer to the Company's computers. After forging each axe the blacksmith stamps the Hults Bruk logo on the steel, signifying the axe has been made to the highest standards. Plumb made axes as well as hatchets with customized markings.