Axes

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  1. NorthFire

    NorthFire Consort of Shadows

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    Whos a fan of axes? Does anyone train with them?

    Here's my axe :D
     

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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    axes :drools:
    I love axes but Ive never had much chanvce to learn to use them. I m a big fan of the larger hafted axes.
     
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    Orkin The Fighters Guide House Member

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    My first re-enactment weapon was an axe. A Denix Battle-Axe. If you see the movie Deuce Bigalow, it's the weapon that the Bad Gigalo tries to use against Deuce. It breaks at the shaft, as did mine! It's made of pine. :(

    Hanwei has a sweet double-bitted Hero's Axe that Conan would be proud to carry as a backup weapon for slaying monsters...
     
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    I like axes. I have the Paul Chen Hero's Axe, I've smashed small pieces of wood that my Dad no longer had any use for.
     
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    Orkin The Fighters Guide House Member

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  6. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Cheesy Goodness The Fighters Guide House Member

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    ...that thing is huge! a couple swings with that an I know I would be tired...
     
  8. The Man from Niefldarth

    The Man from Niefldarth your worst nightmare!

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    yeah... thats to huge for me...
     
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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    ftw!!!!!!!!!!
    It doesnt even look like the haft would be able to support the weight of the head.
    That and you are far too skinny to make that look good not aht I have much room to say anythign about peopl being skinny..... but seriously the head looks as big as your torso. its almost anime like.
     
  10. The Man from Niefldarth

    The Man from Niefldarth your worst nightmare!

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    yup... what kind of metal is that axe's head?
     
  11. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Haha, seems like you guys are entertained by it, to say the least! The axe's head is high carbon steel, and although the edge is forged, I'm not sure about the rest, Balrog. It's also too big for me. I plan on getting a properly sized one later. The guy who offered me the other axe can't seem to find it, so I guess I'm gonna' have to buy one after all! Oh well...

    -Gregory-
     
  12. Cudgel

    Cudgel The name says it all

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    yeah you totally need to get a an axe with amore conservative size
    and didnt you ake bronze swords or somthing like that?
    why not make bronze axes
     
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    bronze axe... there must be a reason if they don't make some!
     
  14. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    I was asking why greg didnt make one. they did make bronze axes.

    And that is a nice axe
     
  16. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Thanks. It didn't take more than two hours or so to make the blade, and the rest all took under 30 minutes or work... Very fun project. I plan on doing a similar one for my Sumerian stuff, but it will be socketed, with a rather unrealistically thin 18 gauge socket... But, that's about the only way I can do it right now! The blade will be similar to this one in size, but with a more downward look to it, like this...

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    This one is copper, but there are lots of Bronze examples from the same era. I plan on portraying an infantry captain (file leader) in the Sumerian phalanx, but so little is known of the era, that I'll have to mix and match weapons and such things on my own knowledge to get the right "look".

    -Gregory-
     
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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    you ever think about making one of the other type of egyptian axes, the ones that have the broad curved blade that is attached at teh socket and the end of the blade? Llike a lochaber axe only not.
    I am going to b seeing if I can do some minor blademaking my machine tech class. doubtful but there is hope.
    I sadly dont have the facilities to do any kind of metal work or any wood working for that matter :(
     
  18. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    I plan on making an Epsilon Axe sometime in the future, but not yet... They predate New Kingdom Egypt by several dynasties, so, it wouldn't work for my persona. But, Matthew Amt has already made one, even though he did use pretty thin metal for the blade!

    -Gregory-
     

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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    so thats what they are called. leanred something new today yay.
     
  20. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Yeah, the smaller ones, like this one, are called "Duck-Billed", for short... The correct terminology, as far as I know, depends on regional differences... This specific example is copied from a Caananite weapon (Hittite influence).

    http://www.manningimperial.com/catalogue/169main.jpg

    It was socketed, which, for that time, besides in Mesopotamia, was a relatively new development. The problem with tangs (like on most Egyptian Axes) is that heavy blows tended to split shafts with the opposite force applied to the axe. Measures such as curling tips on spear tangs into hooks, increasing or varying the size or surface area of tangs, etc... Were taken to correct the problem, but because of physics, it was impossible to make a tanged weapon as good as a socketed one, as far as recoil force is concerned!

    -Gregory-