"New" axe

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  1. Duncsquatch

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    I found it at a 2nd hand store 5# felling axe, i don't know much about axe patterns. Blade is sharp and the handle is solid. Says " true temper Kelly standard kelly works" on the head. 20190816_125602.jpg 20190816_125751.jpg
     
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    Good score!
     
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    Good axe! Is it 5lbs overall or a 5lb head?
     
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    That's a fine axe. Heck of a workout to swing something in that range, for me at least.

    I believe it's a Dayton pattern, but it almost looks like a Connecticut. I'm guessing it's just because it's a larger size.
     
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    Sick find man
     
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    What a score it’s hard to find a good kelly that hasn’t been used up at the bit
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Yea sir for sure, you found a good one! :dblthumb: Keep it, treat it well, use it, pass it on to the next generation. :50:
     
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    Nice one right there! The "Kelly Standard" was one of their premium line of axes.
     
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    That's not a common axe even if it's a common pattern, a Dayton.
    Usually they are 3² or 4#, a 5# is something different and I've never seen the Kelly Standard stamp.
     
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    Dang nice ‘un!
    Is that SXS a Fox Model B ?
     
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    I will try to weigh it to get a more accurate weight, should have time later this evening. My initial guess for the weight was based on comparison with how it felt compared to my keen kutter.

    Universal Double Wing 12guage
     
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    Hi there @Duncsquatch. Could you show some pictures of the pole?

    I have had a kelly works Kelly standard 5lb axe before, it was a fire axe with the pick very neatly cut off.

    I wonder if thats not what you have here.
    Here are some pics of the one I had but let go...

    Here when i forst brought it home

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    The head alone weighed a tad over 5 1/2lbs.

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    I figured the pick weighed around a 1/4lb on its own

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    ...and as it looked when i let it go

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    Total weight here was 6lbs, head and handle
     
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    Awesome information thank you very much for responding. Here are some pics of the pole and close-ups of the head in general. I weighed the axe on my super accurate bathroom scale:rolleyes: and I got about 5.75 lbs total with handle. Your fire axe Theory seems very plausible as there's an area that looks like it is cut with an arc. I originally thought maybe someone had hit an electrical wire while chopping roots with it but the removal of the fire axe spike seems more plausible. 20190818_223048.jpg 20190818_223042.jpg 20190818_222059.jpg 20190818_222037.jpg 20190818_221937.jpg 20190818_221931.jpg
     
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    Also I really like this grain alignment, it's pretty perfect. 20190818_222005.jpg
     
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