A Project for Iodo?

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A Project for Iodo?

Postby Harper » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:49 pm

I saw this DIY and thought of Iodo:

https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/shepherds-axe-a-manly-cane.253819/#post-4481523

It doesnt look like it would cost too much to make.
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Iodo » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 pm

Harper wrote:I saw this DIY and thought of Iodo:

https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/shepherds-axe-a-manly-cane.253819/#post-4481523

It doesnt look like it would cost too much to make.


Now that is cool, a walking Axe for less money, I've cant say I haven't been thinking about making something similar, thanks for the link :P

Quick question: is this some kind of hint because I know I haven't uploaded a project for a while :?: I hope to be able to fix that soon as I've finished my last college assignment this week and have several ideas on the drawing board :mrgreen:
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Peter Remling » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 pm

The attached old thread touches on historic walking axes. See starting on page 4

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10

Iodo: I have an old unmounted axe head you're welcome to if you'd like to mount it. just pm me
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Straelbora » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am

I just got one from Poland a fews weeks ago. I have yet to get photos.
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Harper » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:09 am

Iodo wrote:Quick question: is this some kind of hint because I know I haven't uploaded a project for a while :?: I hope to be able to fix that soon as I've finished my last college assignment this week and have several ideas on the drawing board :mrgreen:


It was in the back of my mind. I also remember seeing some pictures of you in kit in the mountains. I thought then that something like this would work well for you. Also, while you can no doubt purchase better ones, this looks like a very affordable way to get one.

Cold Steel has a couple of different tomahawk type heads with a straight top. One has a small poll as well. You want to keep the oveall weapon light if you are going to use it as a walking aid (otherwise you could cut down one of their pole axes) and a tomahawk type head fits that requirement quite well. You can probably get them on amazon or ebay fairly cheap.

I'm sure that yours will be appropriately adorned with runes for your dwarven persona.
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Iodo » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:36 am

Peter Remling wrote:The attached old thread touches on historic walking axes. See starting on page 4

http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/vie ... p?f=4&t=10

Iodo: I have an old unmounted axe head you're welcome to if you'd like to mount it. just pm me

Thanks so much for the offer :P I've got a few other projects first, I might come back to it over the winter

Harper wrote:It was in the back of my mind. I also remember seeing some pictures of you in kit in the mountains. I thought then that something like this would work well for you. Also, while you can no doubt purchase better ones, this looks like a very affordable way to get one.

Cold Steel has a couple of different tomahawk type heads with a straight top. One has a small poll as well. You want to keep the oveall weapon light if you are going to use it as a walking aid (otherwise you could cut down one of their pole axes) and a tomahawk type head fits that requirement quite well. You can probably get them on amazon or ebay fairly cheap.

I'm sure that yours will be appropriately adorned with runes for your dwarven persona.

I agree, I think it would work well for Iodo Ionite and I've been thinking about getting one ever since I saw the pic's of Ringulf's, then the one Nemo of Calh and Bumr Blackbrand had commissioned

The one thing that's put me off is weapon laws, I think I could get away with carrying it in Scotland, miles from anywhere in places where wild camping is permitted so I would need to chop wood (going back to the thing where your allowed something if you have a legitimate reason to carry it) but not anywhere where I go out in kit for the day from home
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Harper » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:34 am

Yeah.

Weapon laws are about control--of good people. Criminals just ignore them.

Maybe you can cut this down and spruce it up for around your home and then make a real one for Scotland:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/696546/cold-steel-axe-head-cane-38-polymer-black
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Re: A Project for Iodo?

Postby Iodo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:00 am

Harper wrote:Weapon laws are about control--of good people. Criminals just ignore them.

Totally true, that's one of the wisest things I've read for a while :P
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