Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
Axes for Sale
18th century styled woodland war club.  Used by Native American's during the 1600-1700's for hand to hand combat.  This one has been hand made by me several years back out of reclaimed beech wood that dates to the 1700's!!!  Measures 20 1/4" long with a 2 1/8" ball head.  The wood has been dyed an antique amber and the head an antique red and then finished with several coats of hand rubbed varnish.  I have left the original axe marks on the handle as well as a few worm tracks that the wood carried when found.   $200.00
 #​1 Nice mid sized colonial styled belt axe has been based on  an original found along Braddock's road in Western PA that was  dated to the 1750's.   Hand forged head measures  4  3/4" overall with a 2  1/2" cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very keen degree!!!  15"  hickory handle has been hand hewn and shaped as well as having been treated with historically correct stain and oil varnish.     $190.00   **SOLD**
​#2 18th century styled  English belt axe that was closely based on an original  that was found at a British camp site and dated from 1740's-1780's  Features a hand forged head measuring 4 1/2"" overall with a 2  1/4" cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very keen edge!   14  1/4""  hickory handle has been hand hewn and shaped as well as having been treated with a period correct stain and hand rudded oil varnish.  $190.00  
​#3 A favored weapon of Native American's during the 18th century.  This spike tomahawk has been closely based on an original dating from 1720- 1750 .  Hand shaped and  forged head measures  8-5/8" from spike end to cutting edge.   2-3/16"  cutting  edge  has been triple tempered and sharpened to a keen degree!   16"    hickory handle has been  hand hewn and shaped as well as having been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.     $235.00
 ​# 4 18th century styled hammer polled belt axe has been closely based on an original that was found  in New York state.  Head has been  hand forged  and measures 6  1/8" overall with a  2  3/4" cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a keen degree! Octagonal Hammer poll measures   5/8" in diameter. 16 -1/2"  hickory handle has been hand hewn  and shaped as well as having been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.     $235.00 
​#5  18th century styled hammer polled belt axe.  Hand forged head measures  5  1/4"  overall with a 2  3 /8" cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a keen degree!  Hammer poll measures 3/4" tall by 1/4" thick. 15" hand hewn and shaped ash handle has been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.  Weighs a bit under 1 lb.      $150.0  **SOLD**  ​
​#6 18th century styled belt axe.  This style is one that is seen many times over, that being a simple flair up and down to the blade.  Would be considered a good "common Man's" belt axe.  Hand forged head measures 5" long with a 2  1/2" cutting edge which has been sharpened  to a VERY keen degree for cutting/chopping use!  14 1/2"  white oak handle has been hand shaped and  finished with a historically correct stain and linseed oil based varnish. $180.00 ​**SOLD**  
​#7 18th century styled  hammer polled bag axe has been based on an original that was dated to the 1750's.   Hand forged head measures  6" overall with a  1  7/8" " cutting edge which has been sharpened to a keen degree for cutting/chopping use.   The hammer poll measures 1/2" tall x 3 /16" thick.   The  18  1/8"  Curly Maple handle has been hand hewn and finished with historically correct stain  and oil varnish.  Light and lean, Colonial Frontiersmans often favored a small axe such as this with a longer handle to cut down on weight carried but still generate  momentum with  the longer handle.   $185.00  **SOLD**
​#9 This belt axe has been based on an original English made piece that was dated to 1740-1785.  Features a hand forged head that measures 4 7/8" long with a 3 3/8" cutting edge.   The edge has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very keen degree!  The hand hewn and shaped hickory handle measures 15 1/4" long and has been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish. Weighs about  1 1/2 lb.   $235.00

# 10 Known as "The Fort Meigs Belt Axe" or simply, "A Kentucky Belt Axe".  We will most likely never know the true origin of this iconic belt axe however,  one thing that is for sure,  it's a dandy little bag type axe for use in the woods or field for the 1770-1820 time period.   I have purchased the heads of these axes from a supply house then,  carefully re-forged them by hand to match the size of the original  that was found near the Perrysburg Ohio battlefield.  Re-forging and shaping the blades bevel has also made these much better cutting axes  than from the supply house.  They measure approx 4 1/2" overall with 2" cutting edges which have been sharpened to a very keen degree for chopping use. The poll on the back measures 1 5/8" tall x 1/4" thick.  The handles have been made of hickory wood and measure approx 13 1/2" long.   Handles have been finished with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.  Comes with one of our Black leather axe Frogs and Sheath so you are totally ready for the woods or field!  Sheath is for left side carry  ( meaning, the axe will rest on the left side hip when worn) .  Frog & sheath have  both been made of oak tanned cow hide and totally hand cut and sewn with linen thread.   Leather has been treated with our period correct black leather dye.  Loop on Frog will fit up to a 1 3/4" wide belt.  If you are looking for a great little authentic  bag type axe for the late 18th-early-19th century these would fit the bill great!                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ​$155.00