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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Aug, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Where to get poleaxe shaft?         Reply with quote

Hello guys

I recently got myself a poleaxe head made by GDFB, and now only missing a shaft, but I don't know anything about wood. I heard hickory is the best wood you can get, and next is ash. I went to the local hardware store they have shafts like the ones mounted with axe head from A&A, but it's very light, seems it's going to break after couple strokes, and the store assistant did not know the material of that wooden shaft. I'm not sure where to get those specific shaft made, if anyone could provide some information it'll be greatly appreciated. Laughing Out Loud

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P.S I looked through the old posts and this was recommended http://www.woodenswords.com/ProductDetails.as...de=Staff18 is this still a viable choice? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Aug, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Purpleheart Armory is a good choice. I have their poleax trainer and it's nice.

I would also look at Peavey Manufacturing. They have ash pruning poles that are hexagonal in section and in various lengths.

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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Aug, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Hanson wrote:
Purpleheart Armory is a good choice. I have their poleax trainer and it's nice.

I would also look at Peavey Manufacturing. They have ash pruning poles that are hexagonal in section and in various lengths.


Thanks for the reply friend, I never heard of Peavey, I'll look into it for more information.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

60" x 2" x 2" ash wheelbarrow replacement handle at Lowes = $15


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and, BTW, ash is the preferred wood for polearms, historically
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
and, BTW, ash is the preferred wood for polearms, historically


Lowes is it? I think there is one near my place. So I ask them for ash wheelbarrow replacement handle?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would expect many home improvement stores/garden centers to stock these. You'll need a way to trim it to the correct section, of course (table saw). Too thick as-is.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My local hardware stores only seem to carry the wheelbarrow handles with holes. Sad

I know ash was preferred, but I would expect hickory to be a good choice if you're just looking for strength. After all, they didn't have it.

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