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Grandpa Pete
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Some time ago I found an old, rusted hatchet head, sans handle, at a garage sale for $1. I took it home and it sat on my workbench for a long while before I cot around to cleaning it it and changing its shape using a handheld grinder. I fashioned a new handle from a piece of hickory and sewed on a leather wrap. Turned out to be my favorite hatchet to carry on camping trips. The hammer head works great for driving tent stakes, hammering nails , etc. Without the lanyard, it throws well too. I love old tools that have a history and show signs of actually have been used.

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Nice modification Pete. That old boy has been around!
 

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Grandpa Pete
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It originally had a slot, dished out on one side, for pulling nails. That was the part I ground away. It seems to be made of some good steel which takes a good edge and keeps it.
Oh my.....I just read what I wrote in the original post and found a number of typing and gramma mistakes ....sorry, next time I will read what I write before I hit "post".
 

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Love the hatchet.

And most of us speak and write Type-O. The ikd fingers and thumbs just drag a bit...that's all.

Man, that hatchet is fine.
 

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That is one nice looking tool you have there :)
 
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