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#164434 - 09/10/17 01:32 PM Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet
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Here's a Jim Behring rehandle of a Marbles No 9 hatchet that would classify as a rare bird. Jim did an outstanding job on this rehandle including a Scagel style leather and double pinned crown stag handle. Jack Mosher leather finishes this off. This is a pretty hefty and big hatchet, cool piece.


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#164446 - 09/10/17 05:16 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: W Polidori]
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Very nice Warren.
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#164456 - 09/10/17 06:42 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: Oldvetnam1]
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For 20+ years, I used my Marbles No.9 hatchet on elk, deer and bear. I retired it when it became so valuable, but I still have it. That is the real bomb, Warren, and if you did ever use it, you wouldn't be disappointed.

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#164459 - 09/10/17 06:52 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: pappy19]
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Steve and Pap,

Thanks for the comments. From what I can research of Marbles 9 Hatchets, all were wood shafts. I don't know enough about these oldies to judge, but I can tell you this is a serious chopping tool. Jim made a great tool even better.
I always trust your judgement Pap and appreciate your support.
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#164465 - 09/10/17 08:47 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: W Polidori]
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Yes, wood shafts/handles and a unique configuration into the head. I was always afraid of breaking the handle, since no way to find a replacement back then. Now, Marbles is making a similar hatchet. I bought 3 for my grandsons and they have broken all 3 handles.
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#164471 - 09/10/17 10:12 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: pappy19]
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Pap,

By looking at this hatchet it's not evident that a steel shaft was substituted, I'll need to ask Jim. Whatever the case, it's an awesome piece. Hope to have more soon.
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#164511 - 09/11/17 06:56 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: W Polidori]
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Show a top view of the head. If it has a triple indent, then it had the same typical wooden handle configuration. It would be interesting to see how he filled it in.

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#164524 - 09/11/17 08:47 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: pappy19]
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Pap,

I'm away until Thursday night. All surfaces are smooth. That handle looks like it was originally forged with the head. Fantastic work.
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#164567 - 09/13/17 03:48 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: W Polidori]
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Mosher in horsehide, cool!
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#164568 - 09/13/17 06:38 PM Re: Treeman Marbles No 9 Hatchet [Re: Behring Made]
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Thanks Guru. Sources tell me this was made a few years before Jr. started working with Sr. It's an old stamp.


Edited by W Polidori (09/13/17 06:40 PM)
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