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Offline Pukka Bundook

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"battle axe"
« on: May 27, 2020, 05:13:56 PM »
Not really a battle axe, but shaped like one.  :-)
Been a favourite working axe of mine for decades, since I found it here in Alberta.

Dad and I were pulling re-growth poplars out on a fence-line and it popped up out the ground maybe 35 years ago.
I hesitated to show this one, as the shaft shows abuse and wrapping;
This happened all at once when a friend of my son used it for splitting firewood!
I have a Huls Bruks axe I got new in 1972, and it still shows no damage to the throat, so this one damaged and wrapped is an embarassing.

However, I cut all the joints for an (unfinished) Iron Age Roundhouse with this axe, and it is a pretty well constant though worn companion.
(it likely thinks the same about me! (worn))  V good for pointing fence-posts and anything else an axe is needed for.  Good for one -handed use.




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Offline Daryl

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 02:22:46 AM »
Nice Richard - an old head usable still and in decent shape. I also like a Double Bitt'd axe.
Daryl

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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 05:41:41 PM »
Thanks Daryl.

I thought it looked a bit unusual, the amount of flare to what we normally see on a double bitted axe.

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 07:54:08 PM »
I agree - more of an ox-head shape.
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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:08:20 AM »
Omg I love that. I love battle axes. I know it’s not a battle axe but great design! 8)
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 06:54:53 PM »
Very cool sir.  Thank you for sharing.

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 03:51:45 AM »
Thanks for your comments all.

Can I ask when axes of this style were made?
I wonder, as although I live where double bitted axes are common, I don't recall seeing another quite like this one.

Thank you again gents,
Richard.

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 01:52:57 PM »
unless its truly ancient, then the 1860s. American innovation when used for felling in the lumber trade? Traditionally Paul Bunyan used one and lost to steam power I believe.
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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 03:56:48 PM »
For your viewing pleasure :)
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 04:42:41 PM »
Thank you Dennis for that!

TCA,
Not truly ancient I don't think, as I found it here in western Alberta.
It may have been old when it arrived here, as the first settler on this land was a Mr. McHale, (also from England) In I believe 1881.

Best,
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Offline Daryl

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2020, 09:53:37 PM »
Yes indeed, that was interesting, Dennis. Thanks for the video.
Daryl

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Offline G. Elsenbeck

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2020, 12:00:47 AM »
Nontheless, it is a gorgeous looking axe. 
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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2020, 09:09:46 AM »
Pssshew! What a relief it’s an edged weapon.  Wasn’t quite sure what sort of pic I’d find with the title “Battle Axe”

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2020, 03:48:08 PM »
Just for you Johnny.....but it might get removed! LOL.


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Re: "battle axe"
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2020, 04:22:18 PM »
Just for you Johnny.....but it might get removed! LOL.


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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2020, 06:50:37 PM »
To Pukka,
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