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
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Axes for Sale
​#1 18th century styled hammer polled belt axe.  This one has been  based on an original dating from 1750-1760 that was found in PA.  The hand forged and shaped head measuring 6  3/4" overall with a 2  1/4  " cutting edge. The round hammer poll measures about  3/4" in diameter.   The 16 " hickory handle has been hand hewn  with decorative flats filed in addition to having been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.  Edge has been triple tempered and sharpened to a very KEEN degree!    $235.00  **SOLD**  Thank you Jay!
#​3 18th centuy styled hammer polled belt axe.  Based on an originals dating from the mid-1700's.  Features a hand forged and shaped head measuring 5 1/2" overall with a 2  5/16" cutting edge which has been sharpened to a very keen degree for cutting/chopping use.  Hammer poll measures 1/2" wide x 1" tall.  The handle has been hand hewn out of Maple and measues 15  3/8" long.  Period correct stain and varnish has been used on the handle.  Wonderful choice for the 1750-1780 time period  $195.00
 ​# 4 18th century styled  French Trade  axe has been closely based on an originals dated to the 1700's.  The head has been  hand forged  and measures about 5  1/4" overall with a  cutting edge measuring about  2  5/8"   The blade has been triple tempered and sharpened to a keen degree for cutting/chopping use!   The  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.    A great choice for French  Impressions F & I War period up through the Revolution.   $195.00  **SOLD** Thank you Jeffrey!
#5  18th century styled hammer polled belt axe.  Hand forged head measures   6 3/8"  overall with a 2  1 /8" cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a keen degree! The round hammer poll measures 1/2" in diameter.   16  1/8" hand hewn and shaped  hickory handle has been treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.        $205.00  **SOLD** Thank you Jerome! 
​#6 18th century  styled hammer polled belt axe.  Based on an original dating from the 1750's .The hand forged & shaped head  measures 5 " long with a 1  3/4" " cutting edge which has been triple tempered and sharpened to a RAZOR egde! as well as carrying a bit of decorative file work  The 16  3/8" Curly Maple handle has been hand hewn and shaped as well as having been finished with a historically correct stain and linseed oil based varnish.    $225.00  **SOLD**  Thank you Jerome!

​#7 18th century styled  belt axe has been based on an original English made axe that was dated to 1700-1785.   Hand forged head measures  5  1/2"" overall with a  3  5/8" "cutting edge which has been sharpened to a keen degree for cutting/chopping use!    The  15 3/4"  hickory handle has been hand hewn and finished with historically correct stain  and oil varnish.  This is a hefty axe with plenty of meat for those that prefer that style.    $180.00  **SOLD**  Thank you Seth!
​#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  
# 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    **SOLD** Thank you Andrew!                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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".  
# 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   **SOLD**  Thank you Chris!  
​#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  **SOLD* Thank you Jerome!