Tool or Toy?

Jose159

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I dug this up near an old farm cellar hole.. is it a child’s toy or a useful tool?
 

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It looks to KT like one of those toy metal axe heads that kids had back in the 1950s, when kids were kids and toys were made out of real metal. It had a wooden handle that has completed composted itself away! Heaven forbid any boy having that fun toy today! That item brought back fond memories of KT's childhood from the early 50's through the early 1960s! You could clean that up, put a new handle in it, and toss it in your camping equipment!
 
Many of those little hatchets were used in construction the notch in the metal is a nail puller.
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It looks to KT like one of those toy metal axe heads that kids had back in the 1950s, when kids were kids and toys were made out of real metal. It had a wooden handle that has completed composted itself away! Heaven forbid any boy having that fun toy today! That item brought back fond memories of KT's childhood from the early 50's through the early 1960s! You could clean that up, put a new handle in it, and toss it in your camping equipment!
It is in really nice condition after a couple weeks in vinegar..I thought about putting a handle on it and giving it to my grandson but I'm sure his mother wouldn't be happy with that..lol. I was already rejected on a bb gun
 
Why are you asking permission, just give it to him and then ask for forgiveness. If you get caught. Nice find most old catalogs list a boy's hatchet. Not a toy but a tool to learn a needed skill and responsibility.
 
Why are you asking permission, just give it to him and then ask for forgiveness. If you get caught. Nice find most old catalogs list a boy's hatchet. Not a toy but a tool to learn a needed skill and responsibility.
lol thanks...good info
 
Dang! I had one of those. Boy did that bring back some memories for me. Good going on the hatchet head. Restore that little sweety.:waytogo:
 
It is in really nice condition after a couple weeks in vinegar..I thought about putting a handle on it and giving it to my grandson but I'm sure his mother wouldn't be happy with that..lol. I was already rejected on a bb gun
Shows you how kids are raised different now. The Queen and I bought a BB gun, Red Rider, for our son for Christmas when he was 6, and also got one for each of us. We shot up many pounds of BBs at those dangerous cans we had hanging around in our backyard….an activity we all enjoyed as a family! And later when he was a Boy Scout and off at summer camp, he was noticed by the BB range control scout as being really good with their BB guns, so his second year at camp, he ran the BB gun firing range. The next year he graduated to the Shot Gun Range as a marksman, and then the following year he ran that range! It’s all about gun safety, you understand, and obeying the rules. One year my statewide motorcycle safety rider’s club had a skeet shooting contest, lasted all day. He was 16 at the time so competed in the pre-adult category, but he won the overall trophy also, because he had the highest score out of over 40 participants! He still has that trophy somewhere in his Royal Bedroom! Ha ha.

Why, if your grandson had that axe all restored, and the proper set up in the backyard, he could learn to throw it, and maybe a 3 knife set of throwing knives would be good. A very useful skill to improve his hand-eye coordination skills! Ha ha! Wouldn’t his mother pitch a fit about that!
 
Shows you how kids are raised different now. The Queen and I bought a BB gun, Red Rider, for our son for Christmas when he was 6, and also got one for each of us. We shot up many pounds of BBs at those dangerous cans we had hanging around in our backyard….an activity we all enjoyed as a family! And later when he was a Boy Scout and off at summer camp, he was noticed by the BB range control scout as being really good with their BB guns, so his second year at camp, he ran the BB gun firing range. The next year he graduated to the Shot Gun Range as a marksman, and then the following year he ran that range! It’s all about gun safety, you understand, and obeying the rules. One year my statewide motorcycle safety rider’s club had a skeet shooting contest, lasted all day. He was 16 at the time so competed in the pre-adult category, but he won the overall trophy also, because he had the highest score out of over 40 participants! He still has that trophy somewhere in his Royal Bedroom! Ha ha.

Why, if your grandson had that axe all restored, and the proper set up in the backyard, he could learn to throw it, and maybe a 3 knife set of throwing knives would be good. A very useful skill to improve his hand-eye coordination skills! Ha ha! Wouldn’t his mother pitch a fit about that!
Great story! I grew up shooting cans with a bb gun with my parents and as I got older graduated to a 22. It's a different culture now as bb and cap guns are shunned while the kids play and watch violent video games rewarding players that kill the most people.
 
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