My Winkler Axe is here, Show us yours

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Look what just arrived today! Winkler Civilian Breaching Axe! Love the curly hickory scales. This thing feels nice and solid, and the edge isn't super sharp. Been wanting one of these for a while. Wonder if I'll be able to stop with just this! So I showed you mine, let's see yours!

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Strange shape to the blade with regard to handle axis. Perhaps handy for slitting throats amongst populations that don't own pistols. Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.
But ya know a van Gogh painting on the wall or a Persian tapestry is less likely to save my/your life than a really pretty display axe!
Whatever you do don't tie/wire/screw or bolt it down.
 
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Strange shape to the blade with regard to handle axis. Perhaps handy for slitting throats amongst populations that don't own pistols. Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.
But ya know a van Gogh painting on the wall or a Persian tapestry is less likely to save my/your life than a really pretty display axe!
Whatever you do don't tie/wire/screw or bolt it down.

I was unaware Dan Winkler made just display axes/knives.

Looks beautiful man and I'm sure it can be put through its paces too!
 

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Strange shape to the blade with regard to handle axis. Perhaps handy for slitting throats amongst populations that don't own pistols. Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.
But ya know a van Gogh painting on the wall or a Persian tapestry is less likely to save my/your life than a really pretty display axe!
Whatever you do don't tie/wire/screw or bolt it down.

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Winkler makes a mean combat axe. People use them. They are a full tang axe, meaning that handle is epoxied and pinned in place. You could flex the handle hard enough to crack the scales, I guess, but you would have a heck of a time getting the pieces off without chemicals, or high heat. Take that hawk, and use it like a hawk, and I bet a dollar you won't have any issues with that handle. Think of it more like a knife handle pinned and epoxied in place on a big chopper. Done right they will never come off, unless you do it intentionally (though with a pretty wood handle like that I would not throw it).

If I had the inclination and was bored enough, I could find you pictures of one that was used on a bad guy wearing a ballistic vest by a drug interdiction type in Mexico (a frequent poster on here).
 
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Strange shape to the blade with regard to handle axis. Perhaps handy for slitting throats amongst populations that don't own pistols. Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.
But ya know a van Gogh painting on the wall or a Persian tapestry is less likely to save my/your life than a really pretty display axe!
Whatever you do don't tie/wire/screw or bolt it down.

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I think Street Samurai's very lucky to have acquire this without having being a SEAL! or is he lol?

Daniel's tools are always performance first, aesthetic second.Very few out there that blend these 2 so well.
Mine is tough as nails.
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Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.

It is a breaching axe, not a camp axe. The Winkler Camp Axe has the same handle shape, but a different steel and grind. My Camp Axe chops wood very well.
 
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Um, the stripes on curly maple always run like that from what I've seen. That's all I can figure is meant from the comment about grain.
 
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Strange shape to the blade with regard to handle axis. Perhaps handy for slitting throats amongst populations that don't own pistols. Not likely of much use for anything outdoors and the grain of the handle tells me it is a gorgeous decorator.
But ya know a van Gogh painting on the wall or a Persian tapestry is less likely to save my/your life than a really pretty display axe!
Whatever you do don't tie/wire/screw or bolt it down.

This is a quote from someone completely ignorant of Winkler products, or from someone simply looking to get a rise out of others. In either case, the worthlessness of such commentary is readily apparent.
 
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This is a quote from someone completely ignorant of Winkler products, or from someone simply looking to get a rise out of others. In either case, the worthlessness of such commentary is readily apparent.
You sir are quite correct on both counts! Henceforth I will refrain from making any comments. I can appreciate and make use of a nice axe but wouldn't know what to do with a thing like this aside from hanging it on the wall. As they say 'to each his own'.
 

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So .. what makes this an AXE and not a Hatchet .. or Tactical Tomahawk? Not meaning to be a smartass, but I am curious what a consensus would be on this particular example - as this doesnt fit my personal definition of an Axe.
 
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So .. what makes this an AXE and not a Hatchet .. or Tactical Tomahawk? Not meaning to be a smartass, but I am curious what a consensus would be on this particular example - as this doesnt fit my personal definition of an Axe.
I think what he means is 'tomahawk'; a fashion derivative of once-upon-a-time low-grade round eye metal European trading items for Natives who had never experienced anything but stone or bone striking tools before, and immediately discovered they could similarly quick-remove scalps and eviscerate opponents on top of being better able to cut up sticks and buffaloes.
In this regard I would think a hatchet, or tomahawk, is something that can be swung or thrown with one hand whereas an axe requires both hands.
 

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You sir are quite correct on both counts! Henceforth I will refrain from making any comments. I can appreciate and make use of a nice axe but wouldn't know what to do with a thing like this aside from hanging it on the wall. As they say 'to each his own'.

That didn't take long ?
 
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That didn't take long ?
I was hoping to be factual and not opinionated. I have an older S. American trade axe (it's small enough to qualify up here as a hatchet) that looks suspiciously like what has evolved into the current Tomahawk theme and I can sort of understand the appeal to self-defense folks that aren't allowed to (or don't want to) own guns.
 

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... to self-defense folks that aren't allowed to (or don't want to) own guns.

Americans call them convicted felons and conscientious objectors. heh.
 
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Americans call them convicted felons and conscientious objectors. heh.

Succinctly and simply stated. OK you definitely got me there. Us Canucks had to put up a real fight (until Good Friday 2012 when the federal law was struck down) to still be able to own guns that weren't registered with the gov't (ie we could own them but 'they' controlled them). I still keep a Rem 870 handy and a sledge hammer handle by the door but there are no hatchets/hammers/axes or 'tomahawks' around the house for that purpose.
 
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