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just wondering if anyone knows of a place that would offer an axe for less than £35 INC P+P any links would be helpful. ta :-)
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I think GDFB do a axe head for under £30, not shafted though. Corners are sometimes sharp and need filing down mind.

A shafted hand axe for under £35? Not likely unless it's second hand.

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what is gdfb? plz
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speak to Chris Anson on here, he might be able help you out. :wink:
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someone call?

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cant get on your website dcc filters what prices you got and do you come to shows. im a bit reluctant to buy if i havent felt the weight and stuff. cheer d
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Healsa
if you still havnt got an Anglo-Saxon/Vikingr (they wasnt alot of difference,if any) axe,go along to your nearest Living History Trades Fair. If you are in a dark age reenactment group,speak to your Jarl (the boss) regarding trades fairs,as they should know when and where your nearest trades fair is. I picked up a nice shafted bearded axe for £40. altough it was plain and untreated,it was hand-forged. i just gave the shaft 4 coats of raw linseed oil and it sets it off better with a better colour..plus its now alot more water-resistant.

also here is a database of dark age living history traders...

http://www.histrenact.co.uk/societies/v ... raders.php


hope this helps. :wink:

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Ulfcub wrote:Healsa
if you still havnt got an Anglo-Saxon/Vikingr (they wasnt alot of difference,if any)
I would say there's quite abit of difference in that the axe features alot more in viking culture and weapon-rite as a "weapon" where as the axe, even in the pagan saxon period hardly features at all.

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WorkMonkey3 wrote:
Ulfcub wrote:Healsa
if you still havnt got an Anglo-Saxon/Vikingr (they wasnt alot of difference,if any)
I would say there's quite abit of difference in that the axe features alot more in viking culture and weapon-rite as a "weapon" where as the axe, even in the pagan saxon period hardly features at all.

i think ulfcub is talking about the axe style monkyboy

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Well thats where the difference is, theres lots of viking style of axes, but there the same saxon variation.

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Well what i meant was the the Vikingr and the Ango-Saxons battled that much that weapon and armour styles varied very little,especially as weapons and armour from the other side on the battlefeild as 'war booty'. ..as far as im aware anyroad lol :P

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I have to agree with WorkMonkey, there is a big difference between the English axe and the Viking axe; the English axe is a much straighter whilst the Viking axe was curved or bearded. I recommend Steven Pollington's English Warrior for details.
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Ulfcub wrote:Well what i meant was the the Vikingr and the Ango-Saxons battled that much that weapon and armour styles varied very little,especially as weapons and armour from the other side on the battlefeild as 'war booty'. ..as far as im aware anyroad lol :P

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I think their military culture similarities are more to do with the fact they both come from the same fundamentally germanic stock of warrior cultures, rather than one being influenced by the other.

If the axe does not feature in the anglo-saxon military culture during the 9th/10th C, then they probably wouldn't adopt it just because they managed to nick a few, or else why does the Dane Axe only come into English use after Cnut becomes king in the early 11th C.

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Paul Binns is worth looking at (www.paul-binns-swords.co.uk) usually around the £40 mark.
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