Friday, March 9, 2012

Axe Head Patterns From the Past

There is no question that the available axe pattern choices these days are a shadow of what was available during the mid twentieth century.

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on an old American Axe & Tool Company catalog. I decided to go through the axe patterns listed in the catalog and put them here for you guys.

As you know, the American Axe & Tool Company was a collaboration of a number of axe manufacturers, who had hoped to reduce costs by combining resources. The axes reflected are a collection of the designs offered by the different manufacturers. They do not reflect all existing axe types at the time, as there were still independent manufacturers who had their own variations. This should however be a good overview of the available options.

These are the full size poll axes listed in the above catalog. I’ve placed them in alphabetical order.

Baltimore Jersey Pattern

Baltimore Jersey Pattern 

Baltimore Kentucky Pattern

Baltimore Kentucky Pattern

Boat Pattern

Boat Pattern

Booming Pattern

Booming Pattern

Boxing Turpentine Pattern

Boxing Turpentine Pattern

Connecticut Pattern

Connecticut Pattern

Dayton Pattern

Dayton Pattern

Dayton Beveled Pattern

Dayton Pattern Beveled

Delaware Pattern

Delaware Pattern

Dock Pattern

Dock Pattern

Georgia Pattern

Georgia Pattern

Hagan Jersey Pattern

Hagan Jersey Pattern

Hoosier Pattern

Hoosier Pattern

Kentucky Pattern

Kentucky Pattern

Long Island Pattern

Long Island Pattern

Maine Pattern

Maine Pattern

Michigan Pattern

Michigan Pattern

New England Pattern

New England Pattern

North Carolina Pattern

North Carolina Pattern

Ohio Heavy Poll Pattern

Ohio Heavy Poll Pattern

Ohio Pattern

Ohio Pattern

Philadelphia Jersey Pattern

Philadelphia Jersey Pattern

Rafting Pattern

Rafting Pattern

Rockaway Pattern

Rockaway Pattern

Scoring Pattern

Scoring Pattern

Southern Kentucky Beveled Pattern

Souther Kentucky Pattern Beveled

Southern Kentucky Pattern

Southern Kentucky Pattern

Turpentine Pattern

Turpentine Pattern

Virginia Pattern

Virginia Pattern

Wedge Pattern

Wedge Pattern

West Virginia Pattern

West Virginia Pattern

Western Crown Pattern

Western Crown Pattern

Wisconsin Pattern

Wisconsin Pattern

Yankee Pattern

Yankee Pattern

As I said before, there are bound to be other patterns and variations. As you can see, many of them are just minor variations of the same design.

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