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Booshway
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Here is my camp axe.
Its an older one 1930's or so and the handle is hickory stained with nitric acid.
This gets lots of use.
Andy


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I like the blade with the cutout. The color of the handle is very attractive.


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I like that a lot Andy. What is the length of the handle?


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Booshway
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Thanks guys.
The tomahawk with heart cut out I won at a candle shoot.
The handle on the axe is 17 inches overall.
Andy


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I've got an older Hudson as well( not as old as yours;+)) I made about 3/4 axe size in length. Super handy around camp n out woods running. Usually I carried it tied horizontal on top of my pack. Sweet swing n holds a good edge. PS liken the color of yer handle
 
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Booshway
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Andy, I really like the lines of that camp ax. It reeks of efficiency and mechanical advantage. The old timers really knew how to design something functional, yet beautiful. I've been looking on eBay for something like it. The closest that I have found thus far is an old boy scout camp ax. That one is probably from the 50s because I recall having one. Yours looks like you could throw it accurately.


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Booshway
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Thanks Birdman61 and MountainRanger.
Yep those old timers knew their stuff.
Sounds like you have a nice axe as well Birdman.
MountainRanger Those old Boy Scout axes are great hard to find in decent shape nowadays.
Andy


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Hey Andy, what happened to the Ruxton Museum website? I can't get it to pull up anymore.


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Booshway
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Hiya Turkeycreek,
On my old computer it does open either.
I get a notice that Safari can't open the page.
On my wife's new computer it works and opens fine.
Thanks for letting me know!
Andy


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