Vintage Hudson Bay single bit boys axe has been completely restored, refinished, and is razor sharp. Head shows normal signs of use and is in very good condition – no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Presumably a Snow & Nealley head, just not stamped as such. Faint October 1952 stamped by poll on front, and 1 ¾ under poll. Divot in middle of head does not go all the way through, and does not appear to be welded closed. Possibly from a hardness test from the factory, but no way to verify; see pics for actual details.
New handle is has been HAND-SHAPED, hand sanded, soaked in Odie’s Oil and hand-rubbed for a clean, smooth look and feel. Clean seal around top and bottom of eye and hung with a hardwood wedge – handle sticks out from head approximately 3/16”.
Comes with a 9/10 ounce English bridle leather sheath(s) that has been treated with leather conditioning oil. The sheath has been assembled with solid brass burr rivets that have been hand peened for a traditional hammered look and has a solid brass Sam Browne button stud closure.
Why you need to buy this axe right now: • It’s a piece of functional art • Display it in your home or business • Add to your axe collection • Enjoy a piece of history • Put it back into service and use it • Complete your camping inventory • Gear-up your bushcraft arsenal
Item Specifications: • Total axe weight – 2 pounds 8 oz. • Total length of handle – 19.5” • Edge to poll – 5.5” • Cutting edge –3.5" • Handle type – dyed solid wood • Handle material – curly hickory • Wedge material – hickory