Precursors to the Swedish Carving Axe?

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Re: Precursors to the Swedish Carving Axe?

Postby ToneWood » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Just came across this on ebay, being sold out of the Ukraine, look familiar [see Gotland ax]?
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunningly-be ... 5651b37aee
The quoted date is c. 10/11 A.D. (most viking axes I've seen are quoted as c. 900-1100 AD). These are supposedly Russian Viking. And apparently a popular shape for axes of different sizes:
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Image 3BC-1AD?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Authenti ... 4ac064a6b8
Is it possible/likely that these elegant axes are really 2000+ year old?

robin wood wrote:...I have an old Swedish axe which has an almost identical cross section. This is created by the method of welding the steel edge onto the iron back.

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That's a real beauty :) Do you use it for carving, does it work well?
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Re: Precursors to the Swedish Carving Axe?

Postby ToneWood » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 pm

ToneWood wrote:...
The quoted date is c. 10/11 A.D. (most viking axes I've seen are quoted as c. 900-1100 AD). These are supposedly Russian Viking. And apparently a popular shape for axes of different sizes:
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Is it possible/likely that these elegant axes are really 2000+ year old?
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Hmm, wiki says the Vikings were around c.800-1100AD : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings
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