Little test on the axe bear sent me.

Discussion in 'Blades' started by sticks65, Jun 19, 2010.


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  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Well I decided to give the bearded axe Bear very kindly sent me a little test out today.

    I split willow with no problems although the axe splits wood better when the wood is long ways rather than splitting it from the end.

    I also split some well seasoned cherry wood with the axe without any problems,this wood was 4" thick.

    Sharpened the end of some willow as you would making tent pegs or a basic spear.

    De-barked some willow and made a feather stick.

    The block of wood I was chopping on is Oak and the axe went through the wood I was chopping and into the block,there was no rolling of the cutting edge on the axe and at the Finnish It still held and edge.

    I think this axe is going to make for a very good camp axe.

    From what I have found out about this style of axe they were used for building long ships and Viking houses.

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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice pictures and I know Bear will be glad to see you testing it out.
     
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Yup... its nice to see a tool you made being used....
    Thanks for posting... great pics!
    Hope its working for you and that the heat treat is doing its job....

    Finishing up the little hatchet I started over at the Bushcraft section...
    I'll try to post some pics tonight...
    Just need to make and put a sheath on it...

    Thanks Sticks... makes my hobby seem that much more fun[boozingbuddies]
     
  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Well Bro you must have done a good heat treatment on it as I really walloped it into a seasoned oak block and there was no rolling of the edge and it held the edge very well,I was more afraid of the shaft breaking than anything else.

    Thank you Bear for the wonderful axe because I will be having a lot of fun with it,by the way everyone thats seen it absulutly loves it and I have shown it to a good few people.[boozingbuddies]
     
  5. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Holy crap.. that is one seriously bad ass axe, brother. I am of Norwegian descent with over 1000 years of viking hertiage.. " I gotta get me one of these! WOO!!" ..
     
  6. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Very nice work Bear! I know Stick is enjoying that one. Thanks for posting the pics stick.
     
  7. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I can trace my family in the UK back to before the domesday book and they were of Viking blood.

    Imagine having both Viking and Celtic blood,what a mix[booze]
    viking.
     
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    To right Im enjoying it[boozingbuddies]
     
  9. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    One of my ancestors was the first king of the "Isle of man", i.e. Ireland. :)
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks ... hope it becomes a good companion and trusted friend....

    Glad your buddies like it too...
     
  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks for the compliment...
    Wow... that's alot of lineage... nice....
     
  12. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Yikes... yer a Viking and a Celt ??????[viking][booze]
     
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Bro the Isle of Man is not Ireland,its an isle between England and Ireland but the people there are of Celtic blood and nobody knows who the first King of Ireland was and if they did I doubt there was just one king as there was four provinces Ulster,Munster,leinster and connaught which all had there own King.

    The first king of Ireland to unite the tribes was Brian Boru.
     
  14. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Lmfao [fnny]yep and we are a fiery lot in my family[reddevil]
     
  15. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thought you might like to see some real Viking hertige from Ireland.

    A rune stone and Cross carved by a viking 1000 years ago in Ireland.

    You can see how big the cross is as im 5.11 tall

    Sticks65 Bushcraft.: Irish Rune Stone carved by a Viking.



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  16. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I love it! thanks for that. I love researching stuff and coming across gems like that.. thanks again :)
     
  17. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Yes, but it was the center of the Kingdom of Mann which included Ireland but as you mentioned and I had to research, only parts of it. See, this is the cool part.. have to constantly research and update my history. Great fun!
     
  18. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Its really hard to nail all the facts from history but all we can do is try to piece it together.

    But the only true fact we can be sure of If your blood line comes from Ireland-Isle of man you have Celtic blood running through your veins.

    One thing I have noticed about the modern English man is that he is proud of his Viking-Anglo-Saxon heritage but forgets about his Celtic blood because before the Vikings,Romans and Normans we were Celts.

    Im really glad you enjoyed the little bit of history of the rune stone on my blog,that has made my day.[boozingbuddies]
     
  19. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I did a little more digging and it turns out that Dublin was originally a Viking kingship.. wow.. had no clue.

    here's sort of a snapshot of the earlier part of my line:
    Yngling Saga
     
  20. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Very cool.[boozingbuddies]
     
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