A little work with the beast.

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by FortyTwoBlades, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. KRZ1971

    KRZ1971

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    Feb 13, 2016
    Thanks for the info. I have been to the Rinaldi home page, they have a lot of interesting axe patterns! Would like to try them all, but haven't won the lottery yet. Lol
     
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    They just came out with a racing axe, too. I have a few on order and can't wait to see 'em.
     
  3. Camber

    Camber

    Jul 13, 2011
    REally? Cool. Please post about it when you get a chance to test the Racing Pattern.
     
  4. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Oh, I will be! :D

    As far as the look of it goes, it appears to be visually similar to the Trento or Cadore patterns but with more mass in the bit-to-eye transition. It's an 1800g head with a 98cm handle (in the slip-fit handle version--70cm in the epoxied version.)
     
  5. Camber

    Camber

    Jul 13, 2011
    Cool. Looking forward to seeing it.
     
  6. Park Swan

    Park Swan

    683
    Mar 15, 2016
    slip-fit racing axe :eek: can't wait to see!
     
  7. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    You can see a small photo in their 2016 catalog--it's the one called a "scure de gara", art. 312. The handle shown on it (and only partially at that) is the epoxied handle, though. The epoxied and slip fit handles have different shapes to them.
     
  8. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt Basic Member Basic Member

    732
    Aug 16, 2015
    My " Beast " just showed up today, a full 2 days early! GLORIOUS!

    all I can say is ....

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    SO... if anyone doubts if the special grade option is worth 5 bucks... I literally shaved the hair off my arm with this thing, and it makes push cuts on thin paper.......

    I'm going to sand and walnut stain the handle, then give it a wrap, and it shall be my new Viking axe! ......holy mother of all that's holy....just wow
     
  9. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt Basic Member Basic Member

    732
    Aug 16, 2015
    .....and I cut my knee open while wrapping the handle.... needed 6 stitches. LUCKILY I had some super glue and butterflys and was able to avoid a trip to the ER on Sunday afternoon.....

    so ummm.... I feel stupid, but the axe looks GREAT!

    Sorry, didn't get any pics of the gore LOL, was a bit preoccupied getting the bleeding to stop.

    side note... same stain used on both handles, the Cold Steel is Hickory and took the stain very well, the handle on that Rinaldi though is a VERY tight grained wood.....I had to use 3 coats to get it to do what it did..... it just didn't want to take the stain. Not sure what kind of wood they are using on these, but I'm VERY impressed with it...

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    Last edited: May 1, 2016
  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Oh my! Sorry to hear about the stitches! The handle on that example was ash, but Rinaldi uses a mix of ash and beech depending on supply. They do have a thin (almost invisible) lacquer on the wood, so you may find it takes stain easier if you sand or scrape that off first. Nice looking wrap!
     
  11. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt Basic Member Basic Member

    732
    Aug 16, 2015
    I sanded it with 600 grit till I got down to bare wood...its just a really tight grained example of...3 coats of walnut, then a finish coat of matte poly.

    The green one was my first wrap attempt, I learned a lot on it....the brown one on the Rinaldi I think came out ALOT better.....both feel very good in the hand though.

    Thanks for doing such a fine job on the special grade Boss... =o) I'm impressed.
     

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