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Old 03-23-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Honestly, I don't know diddly about what makes a great Axe. I just don't have a need for one... That said, I know a lot about great marketing, design, and communication. If...
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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That is possibly the weirdest website I have ever seen. Who would collect artistic axes with art gallery prices? I'm thinking that they don't sell too many axes.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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Honestly, I don't know diddly about what makes a great Axe. I just don't have a need for one... That said, I know a lot about great marketing, design, and communication. If...
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Everybody needs an axe, it just a matter of time until you need to do some choppin' best to be prepared, also they look cool and will scare the crap out of a burglar, unless he/she has a gun, so you should have an axe and a gun, apparently some one has already foreseen that situation, the axe gun:




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...the wealthy can currently “accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.”
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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At least they put the axe on the muzzle end. Other way round might not be so good.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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I found it to be confusing and weird too - seems to me a good website would tout the qualities of their product and explain why you should buy it... there's nothing there that talks about materials, design, the kind of steel used - what makes your product better or worthwhile? For all I can tell from that, they're buying generic axeheads by the hundredweight and putting colored handles on them... Very strange.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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Zrexxer,

I agree. I took the site to be for those that collect axes but just collect to say they do type thing?
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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Exactly what I'm getting at... Gorgeous presentation... but it leaves you wondering who they are targeting. Obviously, they aren't going after folks like most of you.

From a design standpoint, I love the site... and the imagery...
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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reminds me of Mike Myers movie "So I Married An Axemurderer" !
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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I carry an axe in my truck. Razor sharp too. Not artistic or high priced, but the metal is good enough to put a razor edge on. Wont win a gunfight but will win every knife & club fight!
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #10
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These are at the extreme end of the scale, but they're only another product that, from 'tactical' laptop cases, through outdoor clothing far too costly to use outside the suburbs, to beautifully crafted knives of little or no utility, target men who seek an image of self-reliance and rugged individualism wholly at odds with the reality of their daily lives. A group which, at least from this jaded outsider's viewpoint, is not short of members in contemporary America.

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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Given the target audience, I'm surprised the axe handle doesn't say "Hold this end"

If I'm spending anywhere near $200 for an axe, Gransfors Bruks is my choice.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #12
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Well, I would agree that it takes "courage" to charge 95 bucks for a red woolen cap.
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Well, I would agree that it takes "courage" to charge 95 bucks for a red woolen cap.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #14
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Stupid prices, nothing special either.
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Well I own a Axe ..Now after looking at that site...I will look at my axe a little difference

It a crazy world..what ever floats your boat.. maybe I paint my Handel now LOL
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #18
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Thats got to be the stupidest website/product/gimic I've ever seen. The best I could tell the custom made aspect appears to be "polishing" the head an painting the handle. They actually state nothing about how its actually made, by whom or where. It appears painting the handle and running the head on a buffer is what they consider "making" it.
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I think the axes are best marketed to this demographic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwicLgOGJOI
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