Kent Pattern Hatchet

Something you can't find? Take a look here.

Moderator: Eric C

Post Reply
Cinead
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 257
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:38 am
Location: The Western Edge of Mirkwood...

Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by Cinead »

All-

If you could please keep a eye out for a Kent Pattern hatchet for me I would be very grateful!

It have be the head only...and used is fine....even antique....if it needs a bit o' work that's OK too.....

Pic:
http://www.woodlandcraftsupplies.co.uk/ ... 3c73fe9fac

This one is a bit large....looking for on in the 16-24Oz range....

THANKS!
Here I stand...unbowed, unbent, unbroken.
User avatar
RikJohnson
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 3:48 am
Location: Tucson, Az.
Contact:

Re: Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by RikJohnson »

I see similar heads occasionally though they are more straight from haft-to-edge.
Image
If the one on the bottom will do, I'll keep my eyes out.
Those who give up a little freedom in place of a little security will soon discover that they possess neither.
User avatar
ineffableone
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 287
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 9:29 pm
Location: Back in the Pac Northwet

Re: Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by ineffableone »

I regularly see Kent pattern heads on ebay. They tend to be antique axes (but the old antiques actually tend to be higher quality than new production) so make sure you look the pictures over and even ask questions to make sure you know what your getting, but most seem to sell fairly reasonable pricing as it is not a popularly sought after pattern except by axe collectors.

Big thing to watch out for is ruined tempers, for awhile people were recommended to burn a handle off the head. Sadly this has ruined many an axe's temper. And flared the tempers of many an axe collector.
Image
User avatar
ineffableone
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 287
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 9:29 pm
Location: Back in the Pac Northwet

Re: Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by ineffableone »

Here are a couple I found on Ebay now. Both are from the same UK seller. Both 2 1/2 lb head.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-GILPIN- ... 5aff728f12

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ENGLISH ... 540686b69f

If you want to go with new production they are a lot harder to find. Only one I spotted was the same source as you linked.
Good luck finding the axe you want. Be patient and surely you will find it.
Image
User avatar
RikJohnson
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 3:48 am
Location: Tucson, Az.
Contact:

Re: Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by RikJohnson »

the one in my pic I've had for maybe 20 years or so.
And yes,I've seen a lot of axes and swords ruined by someone trying to sharpen them on a grindstone.

there is a guy at the farmers market who sharpens knives with a high speed 1" stone.
Those who give up a little freedom in place of a little security will soon discover that they possess neither.
User avatar
Greg
Urush bithî 'nKi ya-nam bawâb
Posts: 4413
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Eriador; Central Indiana

Re: Kent Pattern Hatchet

Post by Greg »

RikJohnson wrote:there is a guy at the farmers market who sharpens knives with a high speed 1" stone.
The solution to that is simple. Run him through.
Now the sword shall come from under the cloak.
Post Reply