I know I’m lucky to have the hewing hatchets I do…I got mine from Alexander, and the legend is that Drew Langsner and Jennie (then-John) Alexander got them as partial payment for demos/lectures at Woodcraft back in 1979/80. I found this while down at Bob Van Dyke’s place this week:
– a 1971 Woodcraft Catalog, that listed the limited quantity axe heads they were then offering. Says the first 100 orders will be filled, but 9 years later, they still had leftovers? $12 must have been too steep a price…
I have written about this/these hatchets many times – here’s one post about them https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/the-endless-look-at-hewing-hatchets/
Now, if there was 100 of them 40 years ago, where are they now? I had 3, gave one away….