Posted 2 years ago
A boy scout axe is something for which I have been searching for some time and found this at the Long Beach flea market. The knives are also hard to find as so far I have found one pocket knife, a fixed blade knife and now the axe. That boy scout symbol seen in photo #2 seems to double or triple the price or more. Not sure about the "T" on the scabbard and the handle. I think it is to mark the owner. Boy Scout item often have the owner's name.
The axe head is about 5" long typical for a hand axe. An axe like this would be needed for the pioneering merit badge. Having read the pioneering merit badge hand book, let me just say it is a bit much. But it does look very cool to have an axe hanging on one's belt. The sheath on this may be old and crumbling but it still hangs on the belt.
Plumb is the maker of this axe. The date on this is an educated guestimate and I fear based on some sellers' guestimate. Also based on the patina and other signs of age on this. Next week I think it will be another full uniform.