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Forum topic by AggieTreed posted 10-17-2017 02:27 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AggieTreed

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10-17-2017 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood tool handtool handaxe axe ax broadax hewing log antique vintage

Howdy all, I was hoping to get some help in identifying an old log hewing broadax I found amongst my father’s tools. The ax is in decent condition from what I can tell and has the maker’s mark of Claxton & Co Warranted, from what I can read. Does anyone know of this company or can reveal any information about this axe? I’ve attempted to search for the company, but so far I have found nothing. Thanks all for the help!


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AggieTreed

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#1 posted 10-17-2017 04:04 PM

Here is a larger picture to show the whole ax head

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#2 posted 10-17-2017 10:36 PM

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/C._C._Claxton

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#3 posted 10-17-2017 10:55 PM

More info here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-earth_weapons_and_armour

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#4 posted 10-18-2017 12:39 AM

That is one beautiful broad axe. Is the handle bent like it should be?

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AggieTreed

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#5 posted 10-18-2017 01:29 PM

Unfortunately I have no clue if the handle was bent. The handle was cut down to about 12” or so. I plan on making a new ash handle for it and am going to attempt to incorporate the original bend design in it.

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#6 posted 10-18-2017 04:42 PM

Let us know how making and bending it goes, nice axe. If you don’t end up making your own, here are two sources for a bent replacement:
https://www.househandle.com/products-2.html#broadaxehandles
https://beaver-tooth.com

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#7 posted 10-19-2017 06:01 PM

Thanks Tim! I’m now debating using a dogwood handle, as I have a decent supply of long pieces. Here is the head all cleaned up from rust.

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#8 posted 10-19-2017 06:01 PM

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#9 posted 10-20-2017 03:45 PM

Very nice. Mine had a lot worse mushrooming than yours on the poll. Seems people can’t resist using these to split wood and hammering on them with a sledge hammer.

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