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viking axe

Postby hellize » Thu May 31, 2018 8:25 pm

It was Thor's day.

A cool breeze came from the open sea and filled the fjord's air with freshness. A weird salty freshness, but freshness none the less. It was a welcomed scent after months of fuggy fish stench, escaping relentlessly from the smokehouse, nearby.
All was quiet, only the buzzing sound of a thousand insects disturbed the tranquility as they tossed and turned around the countless blooming flowers ruling the long, low roof of the house. Busy little creatures...
The idyll was crushed in an instance, when a young warrior kicked the half opened door in and rushed into the vestibule, axe in hand. Bloodcurdling scream, torn away from many throats, filled the house as the terrified girls laid their eyes on the uninvited guest. But before anything could happen, a hand reached out of the shadows, like a blacksmith's wise, locked onto the invader's right earlobe and it dragged the lad out to the open, accompanied by a thundering voice:

"Put your father's axe back to the girder and go milk the goat!"

The boy ran like there's no tomorrow. He knew, that there is no way to defeat an angry mom :D

The axe head is 17 cm long and the edge is 12.5 cm long. Its shaft is 45 cm.
The sheath is made of thick sturdy cowhide.

A little clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmJZLjQrHTY
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Re: viking axe

Postby doglegg » Thu May 31, 2018 8:40 pm

I am both smiling and admiring Csizmar. The story reminded me of vise like grip on ear lobes.(an instinctive move all mothers seem to be born with) And the AXE says artistic practicality. Excellent work. Thank you. Is that you swinging the axe in the video?

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Re: viking axe

Postby hellize » Thu May 31, 2018 8:48 pm

doglegg wrote:I am both smiling and admiring Csizmar. The story reminded me of vise like grip on ear lobes.(an instinctive move all mothers seem to be born with) And the AXE says artistic practicality. Excellent work. Thank you. Is that you swinging the axe in the video?


Hehe, yeah, they sure are naturals about it :)
Yeah. Ragnar wasn't available at the moment. Sorry about that ;)
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Re: viking axe

Postby Dinadan » Thu May 31, 2018 11:06 pm

That is a nice looking tool. It looks just about right for a camping axe, and like the originals, just as useful for chores as for slaughtering.
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Re: viking axe

Postby Woodly » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:03 am

Real fine-congratulations

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Re: viking axe

Postby hellize » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:33 am

Dinadan wrote:That is a nice looking tool. It looks just about right for a camping axe, and like the originals, just as useful for chores as for slaughtering.

Thanks! :) Yeah, I also think that vikings used these mainly as tools. It was used as a weapon only as a necessity, since swords were damn pricey those days.
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Re: viking axe

Postby hellize » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:33 am

Woodly wrote:Real fine-congratulations

Thank you, Sir! :)
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Re: viking axe

Postby edge213 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm

Another beautiful piece.
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Re: viking axe

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:51 pm

edge213 wrote:Another beautiful piece.

Indeed!
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Re: viking axe

Postby hellize » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks guys! :)
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