Not an expert by any means, but that handle seems way short for the head. Nice find though!
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Handles like that were used mostly for wood-stove axes. Easier to split up the bit of wood with a short handle rather than a big bugger. Any marks on the sucker?
I love the shape of this head. It's one of the best I've ever seen at the flea market. I paid $8.
If you've got any vinegar this qualifies for a soak in it. Got a fairly vintage shape to it and looks like the bit may be forge welded in. It could be a Miners axe but the handle lengths would be fairly similar to one another.
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Depends on the weight. If it's anywhere around 3 lbs I'd say 28-32 is your best bet.
Wowzer, that's quite the head. Yeah, 36 is a better bet. Depending on the level of crud on the head, it could range from 12 hours, to a day, to even a week to get it fully de-nastied.