Category Archive 'Axe'

01 Aug 2019

Older Britain Is Not Entirely Dead

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The shirtless man walks calmly into the DIY store after being knifed in the back.

The Sun reports:

A stabbing victim walked calmly into a DIY store to buy an axe so he could hunt down his attacker.

The shirtless man, who had been fighting in the Homebase car park, headed inside then screamed at staff: “Get me a f***ing axe!”

One terrified worker helped him find a 2ft weapon before he threw £10 on the counter.

The man, who had been knifed in the back, tucked the axe under his arm and headed outside to continue the fight.

Shoppers scattered as he went looking for the knifeman but, by the time police arrived, both of them had fled.

One witness said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It just isn’t the sort of thing you would ever expect to see and I hope they’re both caught. Someone easily could have been killed.”

The incident happened at the Homebase shop in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

RTWT

Any bets that the assailant was not a Muslim?

22 Apr 2014

Vipukirves Leveraxe

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The Vipukirves Leveraxe: a radical new axe design.

This morning, I got an advertising email from AllOutdoor featuring an intriguing new gizmo:

Some crazy Finn has gone and reinvented one of mankind’s oldest tools: the axe. Check out that picture — it doesn’t even look like an axe, but it splits wood like nobody’s business.

The Vipukirves Leveraxe is designed to flip around to the side right after impact and break off pieces of the log. So unlike with a regular axe, you’re encouraged to strike near the sides of the log. It’s also way safer, especially when you include a tire to catch flying pieces of wood.

You can buy them off the Vipukirves website for 193 euros, which right now is over $260.00. Yeah, I kinda want one.

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I notice that the wood getting chopped successfully in the video looks like birch (which figures, they’ve got a lot of birch in Finland). But, how, I wonder, would this axe work on oak? (In Pennsylvania, we burn oak.)


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