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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jan, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: WTF....Hurlbat?         Reply with quote

While just now perusing the pages of KOA and other fine sellers, I come across throwing axes called hurlbats. Are these in any way historically inspired? I was under the impression that just about the only historic throwing axes were Fransiscas and certain tomahawks, but I could be wrong. If these hurlbats were used in antiquity...when...where...by who? They look way too modern, but once again, I could be wrong. I'm just recently getting into axes. Can't really see throwing a weapon at an enemy that can pick it up and throw it back at me if I miss. From the looks of them, I bet they'd be a lot of fun on a big pine-round target from about 30 feet. Big Grin Just wondering.............McM
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jan, 2014 10:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OOPS......My bad. I just looked at the Lutel Hurlbats and they answered my own question. Sorry. Delete, Admin. No responses needed. ............McM
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Raman A




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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jan, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We've had a few discussions on these in the past:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...w=previous

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=20219

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8729

The second link has a nice picture of a similar looking projectile from Freydal.

Short answer: yes, they're historically inspired, but I'm not sure if KOA's hurlbat is based on any museum piece or just an original creation.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jan, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simply searching for "hurlbat" or "hurlbats" reveals several topics including the ones above.

Also, look at these examples:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=580077332038021
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=580077335371354

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