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Posted: 10/9/2007 6:56:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:45:00 AM EST by BURN]
Ok what is the largest battle axe (talking blade size not length of pole) that was used in history

this is opposed to the large fantasy axes as seen on Kull the conquer and Conan

and where did the idea for Giant fantasy Battle axes come from?

this


VS.

This
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:57:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:59:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2006/albright-madeleine.jpg


Oh, Jesus, that was good.

Well played, sir.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:00:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:00:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By BURN:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2006/albright-madeleine.jpg




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Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:03:46 PM EST
I don't know if it's the biggest in history, but the Scottish Lochabar (sp?) was pretty stout.

The bottom pic of yours looks like a stylized version of the double-axes found in frescoes of Minoan palaces.

This is all conjecture on my part. Someone knowledgable should be along to school me shortly.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:03:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By USPcompact:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2006/albright-madeleine.jpg


Oh, Jesus, that was good.

Well played, sir.

+8000

I'm fucking snorting, man.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:44:17 AM EST
morning crew any answers?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:02:57 AM EST
Interesting topic.

For sheer size, possibly the Viking broadaxe or Danish axe

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_axe

Of course in real life, it was probably whatever Viking/ Saxon/ etc, woodsman who had commissioned the local blacksmith to make him up the largest everyday woodcutting axe, and then conveniently took it out on a raid with him. Afterwards, pleased with himself, he may have had it inlaid with silver and set it aside as a dedicated battle axe.

On the other end of the size scale, I find the lightweight francesca a fascinating and elegant little piece.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:33:33 AM EST
tag for historical goodness.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:38:03 AM EST
OST.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:41:53 AM EST
www.armouronline.com/weapons_arms/axes/31.html

Interesting link with pictures of reproduction axes. Click on the 3 different categories for pictures.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:45:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By psyops4fun:
Interesting topic.

For sheer size, possibly the Viking broadaxe or Danish axe

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_axe

Of course in real life, it was probably whatever Viking/ Saxon/ etc, woodsman who had commissioned the local blacksmith to make him up the largest everyday woodcutting axe, and then conveniently took it out on a raid with him. Afterwards, pleased with himself, he may have had it inlaid with silver and set it aside as a dedicated battle axe.

On the other end of the size scale, I find the lightweight francesca a fascinating and elegant little piece.


Yeah - the Dane Axe is a beautiful weapon.

But it's weird that there's no picture on the wiki page? (at least not when I pulled it up)
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:51:56 AM EST
Here's a good one: The bardiche
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:15:11 PM EST
any more ideas?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:20:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2006/albright-madeleine.jpg


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