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Topic:Origin of axes styles

  • By Lucas Teixeira, on 16 January, 2016 at 16:28

    Hello, there are countless types of axes for the world, and for the same use.

    Beginning this topic to discover the origin and history of different axes around the world.


    Home exposing the traditional model here in Brazil. They are used to cut wood and splliting, there is no specific axes. The photo model is a collins 3lb, representing 100% of Brazilian axes.


    What is the origin of this ax style here than Brazil?


  • By Lucas Teixeira, on 16 January, 2016 at 16:39


    All handles in the market has 100 cm.

    There are no measures 80cm, 60cm in Brazil.

    Most are axes of 1.5kg (3lb, 3,5lb)

    The Brazilian wood is extremely dense and hard until the fruit trees.

    There are strict laws for cutting trees, although there are plenty of illegality.

    Axes in Brazil are relatively inexpensive. Even better, forged chrome steel, excellent quality cost less than $ 25.


    To splitter here is very complicated, because the braided fibers of most trees.

  • By E.duBois, on 20 January, 2016 at 09:14

    You ask hard questions Lucas. Your axe looks much like axes coming out of the Bask lands though you provide such a limited view of it that one can hardly say. For some reason such axes seem to have been a favoured model for axe companies of the North to send out to their colonies from America to Asia

    European and North American companies used the South as an easy target for dumping their products, whoops, supplying needs of course, and these axes suited that. The uniformity of axes in Brazil may have something to do with broader means of production going on there, that is to say the users of the axes being subjected to the providers of the axes. Well, you can see my meaning about certain complications that your question brings up.

  • By E.duBois, on 20 January, 2016 at 09:28

    Oh yeah Lucas, congratulations on being one of the few people participating here to grasp the idea that the scope of the forum goes beyond the Gransfors company.

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