A Mean Little Battle Axe…

OK, so the title is a little misleading, since this is not really what one could call a “little” battle axe. Quite the opposite. Today we will be looking at a dark and impressive D-BAX (double bladed battle axe):

Fantasy D-BAX

Double Bladed Battle Axe
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Yeah… sweet not-so-little weapon innit… Now this axe caught my attention for a couple of reasons. The first being it’s aesthetics. Now it’s no secret how much I like dark weapons, but it’s also nice to see a weapon with very tastefully done silver or chrome accents. And on this weapon these polished accents have been very well done.

Sitting between the black leather wrapped grips, we have sections of polished steel on pommel, in the middle of the shaft, between the grips and just before the head. Personally I would have been just as happy with slightly less polished steel and more black, but it is still quite eye catching as it is.

And then theres the blade profile. I love the contours of the head on this axe. The top points of the blades are set just so much wider than the bottom points that it almost looks like the wings of a bat. In addition, that shape would give it that much more utility as a battlefield weapon, as the points of each blades would actually be in a better position for thrusting, should it ever be required.

Curiously, on this axe, the edge takes a slight inward radius towards the bottom of the blades. Can’t think of any reason other than cosmetics for it’s presence, but it does not seem like it would do any harm, so I can’t really complain about it. And of course my critique would not be complete if I didn’t mention the impressive black blades on this thing, and the inordinately large edge grind that sets it off. Very nice!

Certainly a fairly mean looking axe. My favorite kind. 😉

Double Bladed Battle Axe – [By The Sword]


3 Responses to “A Mean Little Battle Axe…”

  1. 1 ladyofspiders
    April 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    This is one sweeeeet axe It would be perfect for beheading, haha with this baby you could get two heads for the price of one.

    Come to think of it, why aren’t axe’s used more for vampire slayers? I think that an axe would be the prime weapon for lopping off heads, which is one of the most widely aproved ways to diable (if not always permantely kill) a vampire.

  2. April 4, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Actually that is a very good question. My guess is that your average vampire slayer is too lazy to wield an axe. Not to mention they can be heavy, and are much harder to conceal. Also, they tend to be slower than swords, and most vamps would be too fast for an axe wielding vampkiller. Of course the same could be said of a sword… However if the vampire were asleep… Then the axe would definitely be the better weapon…

  3. 3 Niccolo
    April 28, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Swords can make improptu crosses, for one. That and a silver-cast sword (totally impractical in reality… though a silver alloy has possibilities) works as a silver stake.

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