When it comes to axes, I am always saying forget the Gransfors If you want the best of the best, find a vintage American made axe, and make it your own! Well, this one is a beauty.
This one is a pretty good find. I came across it on eBay. When I saw the condition and shape of the head (and the fact that the poll had not been used as a hammer), I had to snatch it up.
After receiving it, I decided not to keep it. Why? Because it is almost identical to one I currently own In can be hard to tell dimensions through pictures, and I was not buying it in person. But, every single line of the head, and weight is exactly identical to my post used axe. So, instead of putting it back up on eBay, I figured I would rather let folks I know have a crack at it first. I will pass it along for exactly what I paid for it, $90 shipped CONUS. If you are interested in it, just shoot me an email at briangandrews at comcast dot net.
The handle is 27″ long. It is nice and tight in the head, but it is an older handle. If I were to keep it, I would use it as is for awhile before I considered re-handling it (just because it is nice and tight).
Check out the nice, un-pounded on poll
The edge geometry is perfect. Just needs a touch of sharpening. I can do that for you, if interested, although it does make shipping a razor a pain in the butt!
Here it is along side my Gransfors SFA for a size comparison.
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