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    Posted 8 years ago

    ToastedBoa…
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    one of my favorite Axe heads...
    I dont know the history behind it but im thinking it is an old sales sample, or decorative piece from way back when. The maker is Pettibone ,the Metal head is not magnetic, it is hollow with two cast metal pieces welded together...
    The handle is Long Black and octagon shaped and the head fits on with two flat head screws.
    I have a huge collection of axes but ive never come accross something like this...

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    1. Poop Poop, 8 years ago
      I think these were wall hangers or possibly even used for firefighting, Pettibone axes where made in Cincinatti, Ohio from what i found doing a little research
    2. ToastedBoardz ToastedBoardz, 8 years ago
      thanks poop Im still trying to research this and not comin up with much so far.
      I'm hoping it is a sample of some sort which would most likely bring the value up.
      If it was an actual solid useable axe I would tend to think that it would be used in old time firefighting.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Non-magnetic means stainless steel.
    4. Poop Poop, 8 years ago
      No problem and yeah i couldnt find much about myself lol good luck and thanks for sharing, ive never seen an axe head like this, very unique :)
    5. oldfirestuff oldfirestuff, 8 years ago
      I think I seen one of these at the Allentown Fire Memorabilia Swap Meet a couple of weeks ago. I asked the guy carrying it what it was and he told me "Irish Forcible Entry Tool"???
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Always thought the Irish used explosives for entry?
    7. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Great piece! I have a poster that closely matches this type of blade. See my decapitation poster: "Benevol".
    8. artislove artislove, 8 years ago
      pretty scary!!

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