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Billy G. #315368 01/26/2016 03:21 AM
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I would like to see some other examples of Fire Axe's from the members, especially some from the Imperial era. These can be quite elaborate.

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Dons here is a couple of mine enjoy paul

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Two more enjoy and thanks Paul

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Vigs 48 #315397 01/26/2016 10:00 PM
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Vigs: You have an outstanding collection of axes. Congrats. Viewing these has been a real pleasure. cool

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Dons thank you I'm up to 13 Fire Axes so far Paul

Vigs 48 #315421 01/27/2016 03:27 PM
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Dons,

Here is one of my NS Zeit axes. This one is an Eickhorn Nr.915 as shown in their catalog.

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Here is another rather Plain-Jane fire ax. This one has a maker mark but I have never been able to find it listed. The closest mark using a crown and sword was that of Carl Kaiser & Company but the configuration was different. An interesting style of FW ax at any rate.

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ORPO #315431 01/27/2016 05:32 PM
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Maybe a Plane-Jane axe, but it has lots of character. Keep em coming. wink

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Nice Axes ORPO

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Paul,

I've always known you had a super collection of Feuerwehr axes, they're great to see like this. That ivory gripped one is super, thanks for sharing!


George,

I've seen that mark once or twice before & never been able to identify it either. What else is on the mark besides the crown & sword?


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Although I've always tried to pick up an unusual Fire Official's dagger whenever I've seen one, the axes rarely made it to my collection.

Here's a presentation axe from my collection for 20 years of service from the city of Erfurt. Sorry for the poor quality of the pic. The color is washed out as the darker areas are gilt.

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Billy G. #315459 01/28/2016 03:23 AM
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Here's the gent's name & rank, "Dem Oberfeuerwehrmann Georg Rädiger" & a date of 1887. The form of this axe is quite plain & utilitarian but I like how that contrasts to the ornate quality of the etch.

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Billy G. #315474 01/28/2016 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: Billy G.

George,

I've seen that mark once or twice before & never been able to identify it either. What else is on the mark besides the crown & sword?


This marking is a single sword piercing the crown with nothing else visible. The Carl Kaiser marking is crossed swords under a crown, usually with C. K. added.

Here is a FW Officer dagger made by Clemen u. Jung.

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Billy G. #315477 01/28/2016 03:53 PM
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I see that Wittmann & Johnson have some very elaborate Imperial era fire axes on their sites. Very expensive. shocked

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Billy that's a really nice one

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George,

Clemen & Jung is one of those makers we occasionally encounter but ever so rarely. I'm not surprised that the fittings mimic either Eick or WKC, that always seems to be norm. A very beautiful example greatly enhanced by the super rare hangers, many thanks for sharing it.

Can you post a shot of the blade etch? I'm curious is the etch is similar to Eick's etch or something completely different, like Ivan's Pack Ohliger example.


Don,

You're quite right about the cost of these examples, some are super expensive but as Tom Wittmann told me, "they may be rare, but so are the collectors that want them". Cost is probably why I've always stuck with the daggers instead of the axes.


Paul,

Thanks man! It's my only etched example although I do have a nice, plain 3R era example with hanging device similar to one of those you posted too. Those are tough items to find too!


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Billy G. #315545 01/29/2016 10:26 PM
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Billy,

Here is the etching on the blade of the C & J.

George

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