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Forum topic by luckysawdust posted 08-01-2015 03:01 AM 745 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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luckysawdust

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08-01-2015 03:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: adze makers mark identify

Gents,

I recently acquired an adze of unknown (to me) make—and I’d like to know a bit more about it.

Anyone recognize the maker’s mark or logo (and associated text) in the images below?

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 05:51 PM

Hard to tell even from your good pics. The shape looks to be a Scotch Pattern adz and the bottom mark may be a figure 8 snake ( I can’t tell if it is). If it is a Snake Brand they were Sheffield made. either made by or acquired by S & J Kitchins.

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luckysawdust

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 07:02 PM

Thanks bold1!

Both myself, and a seasoned collector couldn’t make much of it. Would have loved to see it more clearly – we tried putting a bit of lacquer on it to get it to stand out a bit more—not much luck, yet. If I somehow discover it’s origin via other means, i’ll be sure and post a track-back here.

-- “In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 07:32 PM

luckysawdust-
I, too, am interested in the origin of your adze. I can’t offer anything useful to your search for a discovery of it’s history but maybe this link will help you out or be a good place to report your success when you do find out more.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/109114
chuck

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