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Dad's Boy Scout hatchet from the late 1930's or early 1940's. He's a WWII veteran and still around. Gave me the responsibility of keeping it sharp and clean about 50 years ago. I've only done a moderately good job at that, sigh... It's marked as an official Boy Scout hatchet, and is in pretty doggone good shape. Made by Collins. It still goes on camping trips with me, but mostly it gets used here at home for light work on the trees & bushes or more often for splitting some kindling for the fireplace. I'm glad it survived the abuse from young me, and also that it made it from coast to coast in all those military moves!





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Guy that is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. I got a Fiskars hatchet last year to take camping so I don't risk losing or breaking this old hatchet. Keep it at home mostly, where it's used in a more controlled environment. :) Needs a little attention, a good little sharpening, tighten the head a bit, and looks like there's a spot of rust to attend to. I really like the way it handles, perhaps that's 50+ years of using it time to time? But it just feels good in hand, like a good tool should.

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