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Toni R.




Location: Kuopio, Finland
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Bearded axe vol 2         Reply with quote

Hi,

Some time ago I made another bearded axe from a cheap large axe I bought. Again, I cut the form with an angle grinder, finishing the job with belt sander and some filing. I used the original shaft, only cleaned and stained it. Oh, I also blued the head.

it's not meant to be historically accurate. Fun and quick project to make.



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Dave Goldie





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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks good to me. I would love to add something like this as a use axe for my camping kit. Close enough to historical lines for what I would need.
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Bruce Tordoff
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: bearded axe         Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with that my friend, looks very tidy to me, There's nothing like a bit of recycling. Not everybody has the time, skill or funds or equipment to make hand forged one off pieces, Not suggesting you are lacking in any of these, however, the end result here is still convincing and acceptable. Especially given the fact that you are being open and honest about how you made it.

Best,
Bruce
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Daniel Wallace




Location: Pennsylvania USA
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

that i believe is pretty awesome Happy

when your friends are all cutting firewood with their michigan styled axes and you show yours off - they'll be jealous.
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Toni R.




Location: Kuopio, Finland
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Mar, 2012 2:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks.

It might be a good idea to make a bit more compact version for camping etc. Since the production costs of this axe are quite low, one shouldn't be too scared to give it some proper use.

I like these kind of quick diy modifying projects when you don't necessarily just now have the time for proper pounding, but you still feel like you need to do something with your hands.
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Ken Speed





Joined: 09 Oct 2006

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Mar, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't say I can get a sense of the overall size of the axe but it looks just fine to me. Could you give us some dimensions and the weight?

What your axe reminds me of is a cross between a Viking axe and a Hudson's Bay axe.

Really nice work!
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Mark Moore




Location: East backwoods-assed Texas
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Mar, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: recycled axes...         Reply with quote

Lookin good! I've made several fantasy-style axes from old logging axes...one from a double bit that I ground a wicked back spike on. Theres no limit to the stuff you can find at flea markets and junk sales that can be made into neat looking weapons...maybe not historically correct, but who cares. If you are having fun and using your imagination, then thats all that matters. I wish I had pics of mine, but they are all in the hands of new owners now. Guess I oughtta take 'em before I get rid of them, huh? Make more!
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William P




Location: Sydney, Australia
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Mar, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i dunno, historically speaking the head isnt that bad.

and ll definately say it looks great
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Herbert Schmidt




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good lines on this one!

Herbert

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Historical European Martial Arts
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