Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by JD Miller, Nov 10, 2018.
As seen on ebey
To be honest, it does look to be ground that way, rather than broken. What a strange piece.
It must be worth alot! Better tap into my retirement and buy it!
Something similar. Looks to be a thing
look the same 'cept one a wood handle, one a all steel tang
And no visible markings. Sure is an odd duck
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..
Something the Vikings would use, to chop their way out of a crashed helicopter? Dunno.
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.
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?:
All my Google fu points to this in fact being a real thing. Interesting.......
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:
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
EDIT: LOL, beat me to it ^^^^
Looks like a real life GI Joe "Red Ax" from the 1960s.
Ha! That was my first thought when I saw the picture in the OP! I had that when I was a kid.
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.
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.
Waddaya know, learn something every day...
Dräger Marine and Offshore
Large Aircraft Axe
Large axe for rescue operations, especially for helideck platform. This axe is recommended by Civil Aviation Authority.
Now that I studied it. It looks like it could be used like a giant can opener.
Learn something new everyday.
I want it!!!!
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.
Thats what I was thinking.....
Whatever it is, its cool af