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My Ren Faire Battle Axe From The Ancient 1980s

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Axes and Hatchets59 of 195Marbles No. 5 Safety Hatchet Axe head found under 1866 South Georgia Farmhouse
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Bought this back in the 1980s when I was in my ren faire phase. It is a bit crude looking but seems to be sturdy and dangerous and a bit rusty. Rusty is actually not all that bad as the stainless steel pieces are not as sharp, or strong and tend to be more decorative than useful.
    At 3 1/2 pounds this may not seem heavy but if you try swinging it a few times it will. The current more accurate ones weigh in at a pound or two. Please note if one is using an axe as a weapon a shield will be needed as this is not a defensive weapon for parrying a blow.
    It would be interesting to put this to the test in the History Channel Forged in Iron test. Sadly I have no pig carcasses or ballistic gel dummies to test it on. I would not test it on concrete blocks, sometimes they test weapons against surfaces where the weapon wound not be used.
    Modern and more accurate versions of this ancient weapon have it with a smaller axe head and thinner back spike which makes sense. The main axe head on this has a cutting surface twice as large as it needs to be and the back spike needs to be more like a spike. It was the early days making replica weapons but it still looks need.

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    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 5 years ago
      "It will keel."
    2. Newfld Newfld, 5 years ago
      Love the title "from the ancient 1980s" lol. This is a grand axe, I can just picture good ole boy Dan'l Boone splitting the tree with it
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pretty cool!! I love your write up as well.
    4. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 5 years ago
      Nice Axe!!! If I had it I would call it Donna after my first wife!!! She was a REAL BATTLEAXE!!!
      I'm going to put up Spear/Pike I have.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. That sums it up well.

      Thank you very much Newfld. The 80s seem like yesterday but it was 30 plus years ago.

      Thank you very much Scott. Glad you liked it.

      Thank you very much stuff. The spear is pretty neat.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. Now let's go watch videos on MTV.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you

    9. buckethead, 5 years ago
      Cool looking battle axe....but...I can't for the life of me understand why anybody would choose an axe to go into battle. I would have to believe that a warrior would have to sleep in late and arrive at the battle scene with that weapon as the only one left to use. Give me a sword....I'd have a better chance.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much buckethead. It depends on the armor of the opponents. There are videos on this suggesting a spear is a better choice.

      Thank you elanski.
    11. OLECODY OLECODY, 5 years ago
      Cool ancient ax you are funny Brian use to have a battle ax got rid of her in the early 90s
    12. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much OLECODY. I think many of us had a battle ax at some time.

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