Originally Posted by thinksnow
cool wall hangers! Maybe Sawyer will buy them back??? Check with them on age.
As far as I've been able to figure out, the "Smokers Quality Brand" name and logo predate Sawyer's acquisition of the brand in 1992. The logos are pretty hashed and the copper tip protectors make me think they've been around for a while.
I sanded the hell out of them today starting at 80 grit on the palm sander, then 100 and 220 by hand with the grain. I only applied the first coat of spar today, I'm going to do 4 or 5 coats on them with linseed oil on the handles total. I figure I might as well get them water-ready, I might have to take them out for the hell of it one day. I was able to piece together a whole logo from ebay and etsy listings, so I have a stencil ready to reapply the logos, too. They've definitely seen some miles and were put away wet more than once, so they're pretty discolored, but I like it.