I've tried to clean up the edge a little with a flat file. Take it into a sandblaster's shop and have him clean the rust off for you...
After forging each axe the blacksmith stamps the Hults Bruk logo on the steel, signifying the axe has been made to the highest standards.
These maker’s marks are put on the axe head during the final hits in the forging process.
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There is a connectivity error with Paypal and the site Thank you from the management Found this axe head among other old tools my father has gathered (no longer using).
I believe it is hand forged due to the rough shape. My question is whether or not it is usable or just a keep sake at this point. no matter how worthless to other people is a treasure to you! Good thread on old axes here: Axe/Hatchet Information Thread __________________ "All the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'SAVE US!! Axes of a strict dimension have been around since Roman times...
I've tried to clean up the edge a little with a flat file. ' And I'll look down, and whisper 'No." And wish the estate o' the world were now undone. As to printing USA I have no knowledge of when that would have occurred and if I saw that axe I'd think it was a military axe but not when it was issued as axe heads haven't changed much in the last 150 years...
There were hundreds of axe makers in the late 19th and early 20th century so unless you can find a makers mark stamped into the steel, it's all guessing.
Good thread on old axes here: Axe/Hatchet Information Threaddefinitely keep it..
Telling the age of a Hults Bruk axe can be challenging due to the number of axes produced over the company’s 300-year-old history.