I was interested in making something with the horizontal digging blade on the other side only instead of the traditional "Pulaski" fireman's axe, I thought it might be cool to give it more of an Adz type, grubber look. Something that might be good for roots and Ice.
Sometimes the idea looks like this in the beginning.
For this style I looked at a lot of different head shapes.
And to buck tradition further, I wondered what it would be like with solid pommel on the end
When I decided on the shape, I built a CAD model so I could spin it around and see what it looked like. Plus at this stage I was still trying
to think of the best way to attach a pommel.
Of course the idea came from sword construction and so I put a long steel rod all the way through from one end to the other and tied it all together with a big hex shaped Allen nut.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2017 22:06:23 GMT by Striderfly
Pretty cool. While only somewhat similar, people might want to check out the Ontario Sp36 sniper spax sold at Knife Center for $45. Same tool concept, but removable spade would only be good for digging and smashing hard soil, while your adz is more wood worker + lighter.
Drunk Merchant: Review won’t be up for a week but suffice to say I am VERY impressed with the blade quality, polish and balance. I’ve never seen a production blade of this level. Certainly not at this price.
Aug 14, 2022 3:52:47 GMT
carbon: No problem, and good luck!
Aug 2, 2022 17:24:02 GMT
nerdthenord: thanks for the info
Aug 2, 2022 17:22:41 GMT
carbon: But---my advice is likely worth exactly what you paid for it.
Aug 2, 2022 17:18:11 GMT
carbon: 800-919-7923 That's the number for Tucker holsters. You'll be talking with Rob Longnecker. He can probably set you up with something that works well for you. He knows his stuff.
Aug 2, 2022 17:16:18 GMT
nerdthenord: LOL i already do. Too many crappy ones in different colors for airsoft
Aug 2, 2022 17:14:10 GMT
carbon: If you're like the rest of us, you'll wind up with a drawer full of holsters you never use lol.
Aug 2, 2022 17:12:47 GMT
nerdthenord: I was looking at a Safariland OWB holster low ride with adjustable cant. I despise thigh holsters with a passion, and don't like my holsters sitting too high either. I'm five five so fitting can be tricky.
Aug 2, 2022 17:10:50 GMT
carbon: I can understand how.
Aug 2, 2022 17:09:52 GMT
nerdthenord: I play airsoft when the weather permits, and enjoy shooting real guns at the range when I can. Warhammer 40k has taken the bulk of my time and money as a hobby since April 2020, though.
Aug 2, 2022 17:09:03 GMT
carbon: There are several out there. I would try to recommend a few, but holsters are like sneakers, a very personal choice. Take a look at Tucker Gunleather if you have the time to wait. $$$ but great stuff.
Aug 2, 2022 17:09:03 GMT
nerdthenord: I've found I really don't care for plate carriers, and prefer lightweight chest rigs. I got burnt out of medieval stuff after getting a high end custom sword. Can't easily top that.
Aug 2, 2022 17:07:33 GMT
carbon: Shooting is my primary hobby. I try to make it to the range at least 2-3 of times a month, which is one of the reasons I haven't had much time or $$$ for swords lately.
Aug 2, 2022 17:06:26 GMT
nerdthenord: Thanks! My kit is just about complete, just need a good quality hard shell Glock 19 holster to replace my nylon airsoft holster for real steel use.
Aug 2, 2022 17:05:54 GMT
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