I'm so happy with how this one turned out! I've now have a new favorite axe. Perfect balance! Chops and splits beautifully. I have been wanting a nice double bit for a while now, so this was a great find for me.
Vintage double bit axe that I picked up for $10. I was surprised that the head was in such excellent condition. There are no chips on either of the edges, which I wasn't expecting with such a low price. And thankfully no one has scuffed up the surface by taking a grinder to her.
The axe head is stamped with "93". Anyone have any info on this marking?
Here she is all clean up and and re-hung on a 36" hickory haft. As expected there was a really nice patina under all that surface rust. Beautiful axe IMO.
Here's the profile shot.
Turned out nicely, I'm super happy!! The handle was customized by lightly staining and burning with a propane touch. Then about 6 coats of hand rubbed linseed oil was applied.