So lately I've been looking around old antiuque type places in search of old hatchet and axe heads. I have a decent knife collection and it's something I stumbled upon. My 15 year old son is pretty into it, and we clean up the heads and set the handles etc. together. Anyway, here they are:
This is a Jim Dandy by Kelly Iron Works. It was mushroomed pretty bad so i had to take it down a bunch. Its not finished yet. That material on teh head is linseed oil. I learned by accident that if you leave linseed oil on the metal that it makes it kind of gummy, but protects the steel. I linseeded the handle about 5 times on this one.