/ Would you climb with home made axes?

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tspoon1981 on 03 Dec 2017
See everyones favourite auction site, item number 182931726104

Would anybody seriously consider buying and using homemade axes?
Timmd on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:
They're very impressive for home made.
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top cat on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

I'd climb with axes I'd made.....
gethin_allen on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

I'd probably trust something I made myself but I wouldn't trust something made DIY by someone else.
Seeing how those axes are made of stainless they probably weigh a load more than a pro manufactured axe.
GarethSL on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

"You want regret it."

Those picks look gnar as hell tho!

In a similar light a recent post one the Rjukan FB group showed up a pair of home made axes from wood, a little like the Kronos axes. Saw some more pics and they looked very good.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/118510158161538/permalink/1762501640429040/
tspoon1981 on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to top cat:

> I'd climb with axes I'd made.....

True.

I just don't think I'd want to test out someones DIY skills whilst torquing my way up anything, to be fair, so would climbing on anything I made. I'm not exactly a master fabricator
johncook - on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

I avoid every ones favourite auction site. Too much stolen and fake merchandise on there.
If these axes are not good, do you want to find out half way up something steep, just when they really need to be good!
tspoon1981 on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to johncook:

Just to clarify, I'm not buying them, bidding or needing new axes. I was just looking through Ebay and was intrigued by the thumbnail and had a look. I personally wouldn't climb on homemade, untested axes, I also think theres an issue about selling untested axes. I was just curious about other peoples thoughts.
mag - on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to johncook:
I also avoid that site. Doubtful you would have any comeback if it went wrong.
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elliptic on 04 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

Shafts and handles look like a straight Nomic copy (fair enough) but what on earth were they thinking with those picks?!

Looks like someone confused a Tami Knight cartoon for an actual engineering drawing...

robert-hutton on 04 Dec 2017
In reply to tspoon1981:

Have a look at the items sold under the profile seems to have a good line in selling sand that contains gold.
tspoon1981 on 04 Dec 2017
In reply to robert-hutton:

What do you say when someone steals your gold sand?

"AU, get back here"


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