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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 3:20 am    Post subject: And now for something completely different...         Reply with quote

The Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Axe...



See more photos here:

http://filmswords.com/frazetta/dealeraxe.htm

This thing is a scary monster -- but it is easier to handle than I expected...

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Howy

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sweet! I was wonering how that handle was going to turn out. Looking good!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

YIKES!!! Surprised Eek!
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Amy Christensen-Waddell
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 9:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howy says it's easier to handle than he expected, which is true - he was whizzing it around like nobody's business. But, if any of you are around my size... I actually hurt my wrist playing with the thing this weekend. Granted I'm half Howy's size and operate at about 1/8 his strength, but still. Wow.

I immediately found a spot on the wall at the house where this item must hang. Now to figure out what is strong enough to hold it to a wall... I think it would be especially great to have a very strong magnet to hold it to the wall, so you can just walk over and pull it off at any sign of danger. I'd estimate that any intruder would leave willingly and quickly if they saw you coming at them with this thing. Perhaps we should market it as a home and office security system?

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 9:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work!! That thing is an absolute beast! and at 12lbs....wouldn't want to get hit with that in a full swing! looks like it just wants to decapitate someone. Eek!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Amy, it's great to finally see that one in production. It will make a great companion to the helm. If you have one you've got to have the other, right?

Frazetta paintings have always been some of my favorites. It's nice to see these things made a tangible reality.

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Amy Christensen-Waddell
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Amy, it's great to finally see that one in production. It will make a great companion to the helm. If you have one you've got to have the other, right?

Frazetta paintings have always been some of my favorites. It's nice to see these things made a tangible reality.


Couldn't agree more, Patrick. Heck, it's just really nice to have it finally out of R&D. This item gave us a lot of grief in that process. On top of that, I was worried, since the helm came out so well, that the axe wouldn't live up to it. But the final product is beyond my expectations. Long live the life of Frazetta artwork...

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Amy,

So do you want to do the Death Dealer pictures at Lanzefest? I'll have Paladin again with us. Just let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2005 11:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lloyd Clark wrote:
Hi Amy,

So do you want to do the Death Dealer pictures at Lanzefest? I'll have Paladin again with us. Just let me know.


Yes we do... we really, really do. Big Grin That's going to be awesome...

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantasy axes usually don't do it for me, but this one has a certain charm to it. Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas Hoogendam wrote:
Fantasy axes usually don't do it for me, but this one has a certain charm to it. Happy


Charm. I like that! It's charming in the way mere gravity will put it through a strong man's neck. The butt spike is charming in the way it seems to say, "I take care of the DD's light work."

I love that axe! You don't realize how massive it is 'til you hold it, then it begins to fit your hands after just a little while and whisper, "Use me. WIELD ME!".

Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Aug, 2005 4:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Amy Christensen-Waddell wrote:
I think it would be especially great to have a very strong magnet to hold it to the wall, so you can just walk over and pull it off at any sign of danger.


Just in case you were serious about wanting to mount this axe with a magnet, try a Neodymium magnet, such as can be found here:

http://www.unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm

I have a couple small ones that are about 1.25" x .5" x 7/16" and each will pick up 35 pounds of steel. If you go this route, you will probably need to coat the magnet with something to avoid scratching the finish on the axe. One word of caution: Don't get your finger between two of these magnets. Eek!

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Aug, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very Nice....... we likes ! Mac


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug, 2005 1:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas McDonald wrote:
Very Nice....... we likes ! Mac



I love it Mac!!!! Those were Vegas photo's weren't they? Thanks for the chuckle bud!!!

I think the axe is simply awesome!!! You would dig it!!! Big Grin

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