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Title: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 14, 2010, 08:46:49 PM
Can anybody tell me where I might find this "exact" type of axe. It came out around the KoH time frame, and has since then been sold out.

Maybe someone has one they could part with, for the right price?

(http://i40.tinypic.com/20kqfdu.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 15, 2010, 08:35:10 AM
Sorry I can't help but I can't say I've ever seen the like before.

It is a beautiful specimen though.  I've always preferred axes to swords  ;D
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: escherblacksmith on April 15, 2010, 09:53:03 AM
so, when you  say "exact type", what do you mean?  Or are you looking for this exact axe (with the cross cut-out, etc)
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 15, 2010, 10:32:23 AM
Absolutely! This one has caught my eye. ;D
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 16, 2010, 06:56:51 PM
I don't know if you found what you were looking for yet but I did some research and found both a company that rents them and a company that sells them.

Rental
http://www.preferredarms.com/weapons/axes_maces_polearms.php

Selling
http://crusaderswords.com/swords/pid.1548/Crusader_Axe.ihtml

Hope this is what you were looking for and enjoy your new axe!
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 19, 2010, 09:41:22 AM
Selling
http://crusaderswords.com/swords/pid.1548/Crusader_Axe.ihtml


I have not found what I'm looking for ............yet. Your selling site doesn't carry them anymore.

As for a rental....wonder if I could "lose" it, and reimburse them..... ;) :P ;D
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 19, 2010, 11:22:00 AM
Might contact them and see if they would sell you one.  And that's kind of strange that the sell site no longer sells them even though it's listed  ::)
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 19, 2010, 12:17:28 PM
I've encountered at least three sites that have done this. In honor of your effort, when I finally do find one for my very own, I will name it "bran". :P
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 20, 2010, 07:43:33 PM
I think you're trying to get me arrested now  :o

"Who done it?"

"Some bloke named Bran I think.  Waving a large axe around like a madman..."

Btw, here's the axe I carry around at faire.  It's a heavy bearded axe that can be used for melee, throwing, and removing my wifes pants (true story).

(http://www.uoforums.com/members/dain-bramage-albums-dain-s-pics-picture1634-axetogrind.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 21, 2010, 05:18:46 AM
There goes my pausible deniability. ;)

I like the axe head on your axe.With a 3-4' pole it would fit my bill. Where did you come by it?

Sounds like an interesting story.........lol!
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 21, 2010, 07:06:15 AM
I picked it up from Scarborough my first year there.

This particular one is sold at Legacy Forge but I would still love to get an axe made at Angel Sword.
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 21, 2010, 01:47:19 PM
Have you ever thought about putting at least a 3' handle on it? ???
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on April 24, 2010, 11:24:38 AM
It's hard to throw an axe with a 3' handle on it  ;D
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 24, 2010, 09:20:08 PM
My mentality prevents me from launching a weapon that's not guaranteed to do the deed. I'd rather reintroduce my weapon to the opponent over and over again. :P
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Drudonn on July 18, 2010, 03:36:50 PM
Amen! I'd much rather use my axes to pull away shields and then carve my opponent into submission...if you throw an axe, there's always the possibility (if you didn't do it right) of someone throwing it back at you!
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: angusmacinnes on July 18, 2010, 04:36:22 PM
rocks are for throwing, axes are for chopping.  ;D
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Laird Fraser of Lovatt on July 19, 2010, 10:59:06 AM
Amen! I'd much rather use my axes to pull away shields and then carve my opponent into submission...if you throw an axe, there's always the possibility (if you didn't do it right) of someone throwing it back at you!



Not if you know what you're doing.  I've been throwing axes & tomahawks for years... The double bit ones that i throw can blast right through 2x6's.  The Franks and the Danes were known for their axe throwing... the impact and added weight weakens the shield arm and leaves openings in a warrior's defences for the sword rush that follows.
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Drudonn on July 19, 2010, 11:45:09 AM

Not if you know what you're doing.  I've been throwing axes & tomahawks for years... The double bit ones that i throw can blast right through 2x6's.  The Franks and the Danes were known for their axe throwing... the impact and added weight weakens the shield arm and leaves openings in a warrior's defences for the sword rush that follows.

That's "doing it right" LOL
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on September 24, 2010, 08:26:57 PM
Did you ever find an axe that you liked Warrior Monk?
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on September 24, 2010, 09:08:40 PM
Sadly....no. Do you have a lead for me?
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on September 25, 2010, 09:19:54 PM
No sir.  But now you've put me on the hunt again.  I'll see if I can find the axe again and perhaps some other options for you.
Title: Re: Getting the axe....
Post by: bran_gray on September 26, 2010, 08:27:36 AM
Well, I searched and searched and searched...and searched some more.  I've looked through pages of ebay auctions, google images, and various other sites.

I found it for sale on one other site but it is very much marked up in price.  A little over $200 but it's the exact axe you want.  I also believe it is overseas.  And I personally hate ordering overseas.
http://www.lacasadelaespada.com/tiendas/catalogo/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/12/products_id/265?PHPSESSID=aberolboeluwseet

Here are a few other options for you as well.  Nothing quite as nice as the axe you want but some of the axes look decent (despite the mass manufactured look to them).
http://www.duncanmetalcraft.com/?file=kop4.php Not bearded but a nice axe head.  No price listed.
http://www.wulflund.com/weapons/axes-poleweapons/ Wulflund seems to have a good little selection.  Four pages and I saw a few axes that might interest you (I liked the double headed axe with the cross cut out).

I will keep searching but I figured this would be a nice little chunk of information for you to check out.