Wer will Wiking gehen?

Discussion in 'Blades' started by HerrZnk, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. HerrZnk

    HerrZnk Distinguished Poster

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    Well after the w*fe gave me a practical sized seaxe, I bought a bigger one, ideal for hacking down saplings, removing limbs (from trees and nuisance people). So she wanted a "small" one for keeping with her, just in case. She received it today and woe the person who tries to mess with the Frau Z.
    So we're ready to go viking^ I guess.
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    Still have the old stand-by Franziska (with a custom made cover by Big Rob) and a nice bearded axe, too. Yes, they throw as well as they look.
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    And we were impressed with the work of this Messerschmidt, so we also bought the Ensign a Sailor's rigging knife.
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    ^viking is a VERB not a noun. Yes this will be on the test.
     
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  2. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Sweet looking knives and I can very much appreciate the Sailor's rigging knife. But the axes especially the bearded one are truly nice.
     
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  3. Chicknman

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  4. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy I could only pick one, extra money, or guns.

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    I'm diggin' those man.
     
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  5. HerrZnk

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    That big seaxe will sever limbs, and not just on trees. ;)
     
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  6. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Never seen a axe quite like the non bearded one.
     
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  7. onlymaroonmatters

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    Those seaxes are flipping awesome man!

    Going to have to get the medium sized one and get a kydex sheath for it
     
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  8. Chicknman

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    Nah I want that big one and I'm liking the leather
     
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  9. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Oh I agree the leather looks great with it and fits the style, just not as good for EDC abuse. That big un is sweet. Just not as convenient for EDC lol
     
  10. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Yes... and it included a proper fid too... :101010:

    He'll find that quite useful out on the water when he goes to splicing line!!! :) ;)
     
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  11. Chicknman

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    I wouldn't edc it. I would sit in my recliner at the end of a long day with a cup of coffee or a whiskey drink and hold it and sharpen it and smell the leather while thinking about Vikings
     
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  12. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Ha I hear ya. Though I'd EDC the $h!t out of it. Horizontal SOB mount would be awesome. So when someone needs a knife I'd whip it out. Hopefully after someone else so I can say: "that's not a knife. This is a knife" :lol6:
     
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  13. 2DARK2C

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    really great blades! link again :) please I know I've gotten it before....
     
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  14. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Will ye be changing your name to Rick also? :lol5:
     
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  15. HerrZnk

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    It comes with a VERY NICE thick leather sheath. And will hack or slice through a 2" tree in one good stroke (before open heart surgery, which now prevents such arm movements for at least another month or so). The back side of these knives is ~1/4" thick and they are HEAVY for their size.
     
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  16. HerrZnk

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    Called a "Franziska" (the 'z' sounds like a 'ts' in German) it was designed with that forward-leaning blade so as to be more likely to stick in that at which it was thrown-whether the chest / armor of the opponent or the shield (rendering it unwieldy and less useful). It is a hoot to throw and stick at 20-30 yards! It was a favored weapon of the Franks (Karl der Große, unfortunately mis-named as "Charlemagne" as if he were French - he was GERMAN! Was king of the German tribe of the Franks) and I had the good fortune to be in Germany and attend the opening of the exhibit on the Franks "Franken im Mittelalter. Edel und frei." Frankonia in the middle ages. Noble and free. in Forchheim. Lots of medieval weaponry, manuscripts in "Mittelhochdeutsch" (which I was able to read) and the Franziskas were very impressive. Let me know if you want links to buy one, it´s fun to throw, and a practical tool / weapon.
     
  17. onlymaroonmatters

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    Mean Mick? Probably not, though a hat like that would be pretty sweet too
     
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  18. HerrZnk

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    Yep, he's already impressed the Chief Mate with that -
     
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  19. onlymaroonmatters

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    His website isn't working right this morning. Homepage works but can't shop
     
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  20. HerrZnk

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    Yeah I've had problems but he always delivers. I think his problem is using "etsey".
     
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