Was presented with an excellent single kelly flint edge and a hewing hatchet from a local for restoring.
both tools have excellent steel and are a pleasure to work with. the single bit has not been used much but the edge was treated pretty poorly. the image below was after initial reshaping. this included hand filing the chips out and some cheek reduction.
|true temper kelly works flint edge and a hewing hatchet initial shaping finished|
there is stamping on both sides of single bit but there is one side that really is quite impressive. fortunately there has not been much corrosion so once the clean up and initial polishing was over the stamped man really became pronounced:
|the stamped image on one side of the true temper kelly works flint edge "best made axe"|