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“Andy Spade was opening his new store, Partners & Spade, and he asked me to send some ideas. I’d collected a couple of old axes (pictured above), including one I bought on eBay for $10, just a basic utility ax with no paint on it. Growing up, my dad’s axe had a yellow safety band, and it seemed like it should have some color on it. I showed it to Andy, and he said, yes, definitely, let’s do it.”