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My Gareth-like item
on: October 14, 2009, 06:50:42 PM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth, but I did a trade for this recently and as Gareth is a bit of an axe fan, I thought it would be right up his street...









The head is marked with what looks like "Douglas Axe MFG Co. Cast Steel Warrented. Manufactured by W. Hunt" which I haven't had chance to look up yet.  Anyone know anything about that company?  It is pretty big, the cutting edge is about 30cms.

Thought it would make a nice little project for me to do.
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 06:52:44 PM
I still reckon you should give it to me before you hurt yourself :pok: :pok:
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 06:58:19 PM
Just realised that it has Gareth's surname on it.  :o  It's an Omen.  :D

Oh and Mike.... no. :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 07:00:26 PM
Just realised that it has Gareth's surname on it.  :o  It's an Omen.  :D

Oh and Mike.... no. :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 07:07:07 PM
Spooky! :ahhh

An excellent looking axe Ben.  What I think is a "broad axe" for shaping wooden beams and planks etc.  I'm more than willing to be told I'm wrong though (just so long as someone has a better answer  :D).  
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 07:07:54 PM
From what I understand it is a broad axe yes.  :tu:
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 07:18:33 PM
My Google-fu is strong today. :mn:

http://www.rahuntfdn.org/history_Alfred.shtml

Well, it's a start anyway. :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 07:25:35 PM
My Google-fu is strong today. :mn:

http://www.rahuntfdn.org/history_Alfred.shtml

Well, it's a start anyway. :D

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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 07:35:12 PM
Good work.  :tu:
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 10:12:16 PM
Spooky! :ahhh

An excellent looking axe Ben.  What I think is a "broad axe" for shaping wooden beams and planks etc.  I'm more than willing to be told I'm wrong though (just so long as someone has a better answer  :D).  

Dull, dull, dull ... I believe they were designed for lopping off limbs on pirate ships, swifter than a saw when doing the amputations during initiation ceremonies.  I believe the staining on Ben's is caused from a mix of blood and the tar applied to the stumps  :tu:

See, a better answer :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 10:13:00 PM
Spooky! :ahhh

An excellent looking axe Ben.  What I think is a "broad axe" for shaping wooden beams and planks etc.  I'm more than willing to be told I'm wrong though (just so long as someone has a better answer  :D).  

Dull, dull, dull ... I believe they were designed for lopping off limbs on pirate ships, swifter than a saw when doing the amputations during initiation ceremonies.  I believe the staining on Ben's is caused from a mix of blood and the tar applied to the stumps  :tu:

See, a better answer :D
I like your one better :tu: :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 10:15:51 PM
That is a bit more fun.  :D

After a bit more googleage, it seems it could be older than I expected.

UK guys, any good links to decent handle and wedge stockists?  Would eventually like a sheath too.
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 10:18:38 PM
That is a bit more fun.  :D

After a bit more googleage, it seems it could be older than I expected.

UK guys, any good links to decent handle and wedge stockists?  Would eventually like a sheath too.

I'd like that info too; preferably good and cheap  as I begrudge paying more for the handles than I paid for the heads :)

I did pick up a new handle from a carboot a couple of weekends ago but its about 5cm shorter than I want.
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 10:22:31 PM
I seriously doubt you'll find anything cheap (and it's a false economy when the wood breaks and you bury the head through part of your anatomy) :-\

I'd email the Wetterling and GB importers, and see what they have to say :)
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 10:23:52 PM
I know of a site that does GB handles.  I think they would be more than Neil was looking for though.
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #15 on: October 14, 2009, 10:25:04 PM
It's just something I really don't think it's worth skimping on :-\
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #16 on: October 14, 2009, 11:55:44 PM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth...
That would have a beard... ::)

How much does that axe head weigh?


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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #17 on: October 14, 2009, 11:59:45 PM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth...
That would have a beard... ::)

How much does that axe head weigh?

Whoa whoa, hey! No need for name calling here. We all know Gareth is a scraggly-beardfaced fatty... no need for that name calling around here.

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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #18 on: October 15, 2009, 12:10:07 AM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth...
That would have a beard... ::)

How much does that axe head weigh?

Erm... quite a bit.  :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #19 on: October 15, 2009, 12:25:11 AM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth...
That would have a beard... ::)

How much does that axe head weigh?

Erm... quite a bit.  :D
Would that be "quite a bit" in English measure or American? :think:


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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #20 on: October 15, 2009, 12:30:17 AM
I'm thinking English.  It's not too bad.  :D
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #21 on: October 15, 2009, 09:37:15 AM
No, I don't mean I have something that looks like Gareth...
That would have a beard... ::)

How much does that axe head weigh?

Whoa whoa, hey! No need for name calling here. We all know Gareth is a scraggly-beardfaced fatty... no need for that name calling around here.

YOU'RE OUT OF LINE BUDDY!

Errr...Thanks? :think:

But I'm not fat. :P :D
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Reply #22 on: October 15, 2009, 09:52:23 AM
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #23 on: October 15, 2009, 06:27:39 PM
Thanks for the links Gareth.  :tu:
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #24 on: October 15, 2009, 08:12:38 PM
Are you going to give your new axe a name? ;)


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Reply #25 on: October 15, 2009, 08:16:00 PM
Are you going to give your new to Gareth? ;)

I was thinking he should too. :angel:
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Re: My Gareth-like item
Reply #26 on: October 15, 2009, 08:21:07 PM
It's already called Gareth.  :D
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Reply #28 on: October 15, 2009, 08:25:50 PM
It's already called Gareth.  :D

That's....nice?  In a slightly wierd kinda way. :think: ;)
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Got those frog legs.


 

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