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So this shows up at my shop! One of @csuzyqw cousins delivered a basket of treats for me...don't know when. I will get to work on them but....YEA me! I love axes...#kellyflintedge #kellyredwarrior #kellyaxemfgco #sagerwarrenaxeandtoolco #axejunkies #axecollector #axeporn

Rockaway Axe Pattern by Kelly Axe Mfg Co. Out of Charleston West Virginia between 1904 and 1930.
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Kelly Hand Made Puget Pattern Double Bit Axe. This stamp was used at all three locations for Kelly Axe Mfg Co; Louisville, Alexiandria and Charleston.

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Of course my wife picked this out of a bucket of rusty tools. Upon a little cleaning; it turned out to be a great find. Until she figures out how she wants this new handle to look, it'll stay naked... #vintagewithavengeance #vintagetools #vintagetoolsrule #kellyaxemfgco #charlestonwva #madeintheusa #firestarter #outdoors #campaxe #hatchet #camping #bushcraft #bushcraftusa #getoutsidegeorgia #lumberjack

Puget patterned double bit made by Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company. I've always been a fan of the wide edged axes but I gotta say this axe impressed me, it doesn't bind as much as others and the force you can generate will bury it deep.
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History in steel! A tremendous $25 EBay find, this #kellyaxemfgco hewing hatchet was made between 1904-1930 in Charleston, VA. With a new ash handle and an edge, it’ll have a second life.

Some background: William C. Kelly began forging axes in 1876 in Louisville. In 1904, as Kelly Axe Works grew, the company moved to Charleston, VA, and began stamping axes like this one with “Kelly Axe MFG Co”—a mark of excellence for the next 100+ years. Over the early 20th century, Kelly Axe MFG Co acquired many other leading brands of the day, becoming the largest axe manufacturer in the world and introducing now-legendary axe lines like the #kellyblackraven #truetemper #vulcanhandmade #perfectaxe and #flintedge.

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Almost 5 pounds with a 5 inch edge, 7 inches from poll to edge.
Hung on a thin vintage hickory handle with black walnut wedge and Osage Orange cross wedge.

Kelly Oil Whetted, Hand Honed axe. From when Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company operated out of Kentucky and Indiana from 1874 to 1904. Before they changed the name slightly and location. #acidetchedaxe
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Rockaway Axe Pattern by Kelly Axe Mfg Co. Out of Charleston West Virginia between 1904 and 1930. Hickory handle, black walnut wedge.
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Another shot of the Black Raven made by the Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company in Charleston West Virginia between 1890-1920s. Hung on a new hickory handle with black walnut wedge. For @goddammitcolin

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Black Raven made by the Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company in Charleston West Virginia between 1890-1920s. Hung on a new hickory #heartwood handle with black walnut wedge. For @goddammitcolin

#blackraven #acidetchedaxe #kellyaxemfgco #restoration #vintagetools

Didn’t have time to forge today so I worked a little more on getting the rust off this beauty. Got just about all of it off and really happy with how it’s turning out so far. If anyone can help me figure out the rest of the brand in the last picture or has any clue on help with dating this piece please dm me. It’s from a family friends great grandfather. #kellyaxe #kellyaxeandtoolco #kellyaxemfgco #axe #fellingaxe #axes #restoration #restorations #restorationproject #axerestoration #oldtimer #beauty #blacksmith #blacksmithing #metal #metalsmith #woodworking #wood #woodenhandle #fixingup

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Almost 5 pounds with a 5 inch edge, 7 inches from poll to edge.
Hung on a thin vintage hickory handle with black walnut wedge and Osage Orange cross wedge.

Kelly Oil Whetted, Hand Honed axe. From when Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company operated out of Kentucky and Indiana from 1874 to 1904. Before they changed the name slightly and location. #acidetchedaxe
#oilwhetted #kellyaxemfgco #antiques #vintagetool #restoration #hickory #osageorange #blackwalnut

Starting to restore a very old kelly felling axe. Three generations old but don't have a manufacture date. #forgedinfire #axerestoration #knifeporn #knifestagram #knifecommunity #kellyaxeandtoolco #kellyaxemfgco #kellyaxe

Kelly Oil Whetted, Hand Honed axe. From when Kelly Axe Manufacturing Company operated out of Kentucky and Indiana from 1874 to 1904. Before they changed the name slightly and location.
Almost 5 pounds with a 5 inch edge, 7 inches from poll to edge. #acidetchedaxe
#oilwhetted #kellyaxemfgco #antiques #vintagetool #restoration

Kelly Axe Mfg Co. Rockaway pattern, hung on a hickory handle with black walnut wedge.
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#restoration #vintagetool #handtoolthursday #antiques #hickory #blackwalnut

"This axe is SOLID STEEL and HAND HAMMERED it has a TAPER EYE which binds handle and RIDGE BLADE easy to sharpen." Kelly manufactured axe, the other side features a hardware chain that would buy these heads in bulk, in return having a store brand etched into the head. However I have only seen two examples of this scenario with this particular Kelly brand.
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"This axe is SOLID STEEL and HAND HAMMERED it has a TAPER EYE which binds handle and RIDGE BLADE easy to sharpen." Wells and Nellegar was a hardware store out of Chicago. This axe was used and marked by the Midland Railroad after it's manufacture in the early 1900s. It appears to be one of very few axes which carried an etch on both sides. Made by Kelly.

Hung on a hickory handle with black walnut and locast wedge.

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