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    Default Double Bit restore!

    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.


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    wow... that's the same axe? Amazing!!!

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    Very nice. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjuro82 View Post

    Nice work on the steel. I really like the workmanship on the handle.

    Another vintage axe saved for future generations. Again, nice work Sanjuro.

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    Yeah this is one that I definitely will be handing down to future generations. The chopping and splitting power you can get behind nice double bit is quite amazing.

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    Well you are hooked now, I bet you are already looking for another one to do!!

    Great job, my daddy and grandaddy would be proud of that axe and they were heavy users of axes!

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    Very nice, looks good!. I wish I didn't use the belt sander on mine now. Yours looks way cooler!

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    Looks great!!! The haft is a bit too long in my opinion but that's a damn great job of re hafting and cleaning up of the head...... I love axes

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    A beauty for sure!
    Well done.

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    Wow. That is a beauty! Very, very nicely done.
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