*Rare* Early Unusual Axe Hatchet Aircraft Rescue Tool Forged Unsigned Mystery

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  1. JD Miller

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    As seen on ebey :35:

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    uuuuuuuuu, ok.
     
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    To be honest, it does look to be ground that way, rather than broken. What a strange piece.
     
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    It must be worth alot! Better tap into my retirement and buy it!
     
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    look the same 'cept one a wood handle, one a all steel tang

    ??? :confused:
     
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    And no visible markings. Sure is an odd duck
     
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    I thought someone was messing with us lol...not sure why a firefighter would need the odd shape....an aviation sheet metal cutter makes more sense..
     
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    Something the Vikings would use, to chop their way out of a crashed helicopter? Dunno.
     
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    That is the famed Viking Scallop Axe. Used by Eric the Seafood Eater. He was known by all Northmen for his Shelfish dinner parties. Very rare indeed. :3:

    b/r

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    Wasn't Us!
     
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    ^^^ ROFL!
     
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    I'm not sure, but one of the old timers I used to talk to when I was growing up used to reference a "can opener axe". Said it was used to pierce the side of an aircraft and open it up like a can. Maybe this is what he was talking about. I always thought he was talking about an early crash axe but maybe he was talking a predicessor to this aircraft rescue axe?:

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    All my Google fu points to this in fact being a real thing. Interesting.......
     
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    I can't find any info on the ax itself, but it looks like G.I. Joe had a series of action figures in the 1960s that came with a similar ax design:

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    They called it the pilot crash crew axe. So it's probably patterned after some sort of 1960s era aircraft rescue tool.

    Interesting find. Thanks for sharing :dblthumb:
     
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    EDIT: LOL, beat me to it ^^^^

    Looks like a real life GI Joe "Red Ax" from the 1960s.
     
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    Ha! That was my first thought when I saw the picture in the OP! I had that when I was a kid.
     
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    Yeah you could see how the design in the OP would lend itself to a sort of "punch and saw" technique to pierce the hull and cut open the aircraft body. Pretty specialized tool.
     
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    Draeger made the fiberglass handled ones I saw in the cockpits of some cargo aircraft I was on in the 80s and 90s. As someone attempting to get a private pilot's rating. I am told they were expensive as hell to replace. In those days they kept in a kit behind the navigator's seat-at least on some of the big birds.

    They were intended to allow aircrew to cut away bulkheads in the event of a hard-to-reach in flight fire-usually electrical. Not an every day thing, but not as uncommon as you would think, either.

    I am told post 9-11 the FAA got hinky about a "weapon" on board airliners, so it was replaced with an insulated crowbar. No doubt some appointed bureaucrat was proud of that insight. We all know crowbars could never be used as a weapon, don't we kiddies?

    EDIT: It is spelled "Drager", umlaut over the a, they're out of the Netherlands, and they're still in business.
     
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    Waddaya know, learn something every day...
     
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    Dräger Marine and Offshore

    Large Aircraft Axe
    Large axe for rescue operations, especially for helideck platform. This axe is recommended by Civil Aviation Authority.

    https://www.draeger-mo.com/en/catal...ipment/large-aircraft-axe/groups/g+c+p+a+view


     
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    Now that I studied it. It looks like it could be used like a giant can opener.
    Learn something new everyday.
     
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    I want it!!!!
     
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    Thats very cool, it looks as though someone used it with all that wear below the head. Thanks for sharing everyone. Learn something new every day.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking.....
     
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    Whatever it is, its cool af
     
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