Comparing the axes of Russian and Finnish patterns
The axes of Russian and Finnish patterns: the axes with the handles - #Billnäs a forester's axe (year 1916) and Soviet axe "Trud" Vacha. The axe heads: a soldier's infantry axes Billnäs and the forge of Aleksey Mosyagin in the town Ostashkov. Since late 1860s they manufactured the #axes for The Imperial Russian Army.
ZIK #axe heads: one is from 1930s and another - 1960s. The axe factory Arvika (Sweden), a special order for Russian Army (years when the axes were manufactured: 1909-1917). And the axe #Kellokoski 12/2 "Kemi" (approximately 1930s):
A closeup of the stamp Arvika, the text in Cyrillic letters:
A closeup of the stamp ZIK. There is an info about the year when the axe was manufactured (1963), the mark of a steel (У7) and the stamp "OTK" means "Department of Technical Control":
From left to right: axe of a Russian pattern, stamps were not preserved (more likely Billnäs 41), Kellokoski 12/2, ZIK (year 1963), Billnäs a forester's axe, the axe factory Arvika (Sweden):
The photos of cracks. This is a pretty often problem on Russian pattern axes. But if to find an axe of this pattern without defects - it will be a very good axe. Light, sharp and with a very interesting and unique shape: