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Topic:What Axe

  • By E.duBois, on 19 March, 2015 at 16:01

    A true question for ones knowledgeable<img id="__wp-temp-img-id" class=" alignright" src="<img src="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/ernestdubois/DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg&quot; border="0" alt=" photo DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg" />” alt=”” /> of Swedish carpenter’s axes. What is the Swedish name of this type of axe and what is a good English translation? <img id="__wp-temp-img-id" src="<img src="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/ernestdubois/th_DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg&quot; border="0" alt=" photo DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg" style="" />” alt=”” /><img id="__wp-temp-img-id" src="<img src="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/ernestdubois/th_DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg&quot; border="0" alt=" photo DSCF3743_zpsgqf1ov1l.jpg" style="" />” alt=”” />

  • By axeman, on 20 March, 2015 at 07:45

    I think it is the Swedish Gränsfors Timmerbila modell 1700. English name Gränsfors Broad Axe 1700. That looks like the nearest model..

  • By E.duBois, on 20 March, 2015 at 09:28

    It has certainly some things in common with the 1700.

    You got categories of axes and then the names to distinguish axes within these categories. You got falyxa, huggyxa, sparrbila, enz… I look for the name of this particular kind of axe of which I have entered a photo, which happens to be one of my own.

     

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  • By E.duBois, on 5 April, 2015 at 11:23

    I come to the term Täljyxa, though the modern referents seem confused, which as far as I can make out translates to carving axe which reminds me that this is also how the Finnish, piilukirves gets translated into English and these two axes do seem to have certain common derivative characteristics.

     

    Here’s the axe in question now that the visuals are in order:

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