Just found this gem at a pawn/thrift type store for $2.50. The sticker labels it a “Powermaster” hatchet. The head is painted blue, 1 1/2 lbs, and stamped “made in W. Germany”. The handle is beech. The axe looks like it’s never been used and the stickers are even intact. I’m guessing it’s around 50 years old. I’m gonna work on refurbishing it this week. I’ll leave the blue paint alone and clean up the rest of the head. The handle will get sanded and a new finish. The top of the eye is filled with red epoxy as pictured. The head is on pretty well, but there is the slightest amount of wiggle in the handle. 2 questions for you axe junkies out there. 1) Have you seen a similar hatchet or have information about this one? 2) do you think that a soak in oil could help the wood expand and reduce the handle wiggle? I want to keep the original handle on this thing. Thanks!