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Axes and maces by Astalo Axes and maces by Astalo
I post one picture from my up coming "recycling projects" in last winter. [link] I start making heads for 6 different axes and maces soon after that, but don't find good time for making proper handles from them until now. (I use mainly home grown/dried rowan wood for the handles..)

Now they are finished so i can post at last some new weapon pictures to here. First there is two medieval battle axes, what in forged from old hammerheads and weld also some flat steel langets on them. There is also one spiked tomahawk with sisal coated handle what i forged from old mason's hammer. (Length of the big horseman's axe is 76 cm and they weight 654, 800 & 1020 grams.)

Two ball/bulawa maces are made from old tractor lift arm balls & steel tubes etc. and that mace with the big steel spike is my own interpretation from the medieval Goedendag maces and studded war clubs. Maces weight 900, 980 & 1030 grams and length of that spike headed thing is about 71 cm.
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ravensfireknifeworks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Artist
neeeed it.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving them.
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RageofAchilles Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact that they are recycled tools etc. you have made them into beautiful and functional weapons. Excellent work :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. I have always liked to find new use for old junk. :)
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blueringironworks Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent work!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding these and some of my brooches to your favorites.
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Chefranger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OMG your work is so dang Great!
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Sonny007 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have excellent dexterity friend
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it and thanks for faving this and also that other weapon set.
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Exquisite workmanship!!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have also made very good looking weapons. :thumbsup:
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thank You very much!! Keep Creating Works of Art!!
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SorRowHarVster Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is the middle axe's handle wrapped entirely in cord? I had thought it was incredibly spalted wood at first, but I see differently now.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah. It was about 16-18 meters of 2 mm thick cord and i put also glue under it.
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:iconironstaff:
Ironstaff Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You have a wonderful eye for lines. I have always thought that maces are undervalued.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I like that kind of weapons very much, because axes, maces and flails are kind like "down to earth objects" compared to big shiny swords and other more regarded weapon types.
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Dragonchasersin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I like the craftsmen ship on these.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments.
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deathatsix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wow! Very Nice work on these.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Very nice to hear it. :thumbsup:
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