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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Vipukirves: A Finnish Axe





Vipukirves is an interesting axe design made in Finland.  It is a precision-cast product made at Sacotec Components Oy in Riihimäki, southern Finland and the Blade is painted by Lainisalo in Oy, Helsinki.  You can read a bit about the precision-cast method here.  There you will also find more information about the product.  What's really interesting is the short amount of time it will take you to cut through a big block. Check out this quick video here.  For those traditionalists out there...be open minded, the Fins know how to keep warm using tools that get the job done.

5 comments:

  1. How it functions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9_9wmjK3j8

    Comparison

    http://youtubedoubler.com/?video1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9ol57Y57-mw&start1=0&video2=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUJt-UR9f_a4%26feature%3Dchannel%26list%3DUL&start2&authorName=meahwahwah

    http://videodoubler.com/combo/40344

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  2. I've been using this axe for about a year now,takes a little getting used to,but I must say this axe splits wood like a hot knife through butter.I usually bungee three pieces together for a base and bungee three pieces on top and split away.A long time buddy of told his friend that 4 guys on 2 wood splitters couldn;t keep up to me...Go Leveraxe...

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    1. I'm so intrigued by this design! Glad to hear it is worth it!

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  3. is it available in Australia? and has anyone used it on hardwood?

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    1. I'm not familiar with Aussie hardwoods, but I can't imagine that it would work too well to be honest. Because of the turning/lever action needed to pull apart the work after the strike, I'd imagine that the hardwoods would put up a good fight. Using a regular axe splitting green wood is hard enough work on Ash, Oak, or Cherry. Looks like Vipukirves uses a lot of seasoned wood to demonstrate the axe abilities. I could be wrong, just an observation. Someone asked a similar question in this forum: http://www.australianbladeforums.com/vb4/showthread.php?16092-The-Vipukirves-A-Finnish-Lever-Axe

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