3841 Pickaxes

There are at least three different molds with the common 3841 part number. Below images have earlier design on the left and later design on the right.

pickaxe variants

Notable differences

Early versionMiddle versionLater version
A Solid handle where it protrudes from the eye. Split handle where it protrudes from the eye. Wide split. Split handle where it protrudes from the eye. Narrow split.
B Eye block has slight taper from top to bottom with rounded corners, is taller than wide; no markings on head. Eye block has slight taper from top to bottom with rounded corners, is taller than wide; mold number on eye block. Eye block is square with square corners; mold markings on chisel and pick sides.
C Rounded handle bottom. Rounded handle bottom. Flat handle bottom.