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
​#1 18th century styled French trade or Biscayne axe.  Based on an original dating from 1700-1750's.  Features a hand forged and shaped head measuring 5 3/8" overall with a 2 " cutting edge.  The 16" hickory handle has been hand hewn and  treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.  Edge has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very KEEN degree for cutting/chopping use!   A very common belt axe for the colonial period.   $190.00  
# 0 Virginia hammer polled belt axe that has been based on an original that was  found in the celler of a Virginia tavern dated to the 1750's.   Head has been re-forged from an old cast steel ax head  and 5 5/8"measures  5  1/8"" overall with a 2 1/2 " cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very keen degree!!!  16  3/4"  hickory handle has been hand hewn and shaped as well as having been treated with historically correct stain and oil varnish.  This one has plenty of heft for those that like the weight of the ax to do the cutting   $185.00   
​#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 "Half Axe".  Simply a smaller version of the heaver felling axe.  Half axes were popular throughout the 1700's and were commonly found on many trading lists of the time period.  To produce this axe,  I have re-shaped and forged an old antique axe head to match the style of those found during the 18th century. This one measures 5  1/8" long with a 3  " cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a RAZOR egde!  The 25" hickory handle has been hand hewn and shaped as well as having been finished with a historically correct stain and linseed oil based varnish.    $185.00  
 
CUSTOMER PLEASE NOTE:  There is a $20.00 shipping charge for this item due to its larger size.
​#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  **SOLD**

# 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.    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!  $95.00                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The image shown at the right,  is of the original Fort Meigs belt axe upon which our's has been based.  The caption reads, 

    "Belt axe".  Iron head is 4 1/2" long with a 2" cutting edge".  "Found on the battlefield at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio in the early 1900's".  
#11  The same type of axe as the previously shown model only with a darker stain on the handle.  $95.00 **SOLD**