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Telescopic weapons etc. by Astalo Telescopic weapons etc. by Astalo
I made a lot of different fantasy/sci-fi weapons in the late nineties and they were a quite poor shape in nowadays, so i take them to my workshop and use few months in last winter and spring for making them look much better.

These three look actually very much like in ten years ago. I only sharpened and polished the blades again and add some decorative copper rivets in that axe blade. That tube thing is just some very traditional looking telescopic baton, but my fantasyaxe is really very unique weapon, because of that huge telescopic spike. (Total lenght is about 145 cm with spike out.)
I made some tapered cone shapes inside the tubes, so spike get stuck quite nicely in outside posion, when i use good centrifugial movement to open that thing.

That spiky looking axe was originally just one simple metal sheet welded together with steel bar and i use it for throwing exercises. Original axe look very boring so i deside to add some blades to that thing in ten years ago, but then I get carried away a little bit and now it's way too heavy for throwing purpose. :XD: (Idea came originally from those weird looking Africal "kpinga" throwing knifes.)
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Windthin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
The second one, the spiky hunga-munga axe, reminds me very much of the African weapons I've seen, but also has a neat industrialized feel to it. especially in the handle and the frame.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
African throwing weapons were my biggest inspiration for that thing.
Thanks for the fave and watch. :thumbsup:
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major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
interesting design there,

not sure that is that practical but it would be a AWESOME weapon for a hero in a anime
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave. :thumbsup:
Locking mechanism probably need some improvements, before anyone can use similar telescopic blades for real fighting situations.
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ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
the 'spiky axe' is fucking beast, i want on for throwing exercises!!!
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87Eleven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Astalo, I'm in search for a Wind Staff for my martial art practice, which is basically is a telescopic bow staff. I had in mind to have it like a telescopic baton but double - like start wars Dark Maul double lightsaber. Would it be possible to design one for me at a reasonable price?

I would be happy to keep in touch, very impressed with your blacksmith. I am in a stunt team and we could use you for fantasy tools for filming.

email me at:
Write2Jing@hotmail.com
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the offer, but i don't really made commission works to outside Finland. (Read the text from my front page..)

I don't make that kind of stuff also for Finnish customers, because it's illegal to sell weapons like telescopic batons in this country. Same thing also with nunchakus and many other martial art tools, because most of them are categorized as gang weapons.
Lol.. I remember when one company try to sell brassknuckles for "paper weights" in the late nineties, but they get big penalty because of that.
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weaponforge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
is the spike strong?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spike is made from spring steel rod, but the other parts of that thing are made from "normal steel".
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pyrates Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I love these pieces. You're very talented sir. Wish I had the time to do more of my own knife work......Ah, someday.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. I don't have usually a lot of time for personal weapon projects, because i have to make something more normal metal works for sale almost every week.

I start making for example few new historical style axes & maces in last spring and when this busy summer season is over I try to finish them and upload later some new pictures in there..
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thebluekraken Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like the telescopic idea, a little like a modified telescopic police baton but pointy the length though is the only part that seems a little awkward considering its a hatchet. it seems like it would be more practical at that length as a bayonet

the dark iron spiked hatchet is just awesome though
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Astalo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol.. Those are mainly some decorative things in my bedroom walls and not any kind of practical objects.

When i was in machinist school back in the nineties we make once few telescopic hooks for local fishermen. (They use big hooks/gaffs for lifting big fishes on the boat..)
Original hooks were only simple steel rods inside a steel tube handle and i use exactly the same idea for making that weird axe thing. I only leave the center rod straight and added that third tube with axehead for that original structure, because i want it more longer/thicker. :XD:
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Jonathan-Gray Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   General Artist
Mahtavia töitä, paljo toi pamppu muute painaa?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh.. Käytin tuossa materiaalina melko paksuseinämäisiä teräsputkia, joten painoakin kertyi noin 1400 grammaa. (Ne järjestysmiesten käyttämät alumiiniset teleskooppipamputkin on siis aika rimpuloita tuohon verrattuna.)

Mutta eipä haittaa, koska se on kuitenkin vain pelkässä "koristekäytössä". :P
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Jonathan-Gray Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009   General Artist
Hehe
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madmaxx79 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
love your work great weapons
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goji-berry Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
You're a nutter aren't you ... you must be!

Very nice though :D
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah.. Most of my finnish friends say, that i'm really very freaky person. :XD:
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goji-berry Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
LOL
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Shinji90 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tele pamppu :D
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ja kaiken lisäksi vielä paljon järeämpää laatua, kuin järjestysmiesten käyttämät minipamput. :) (Tolla hajottaisi melkein jo autonkin.)

Mukavaa kun favitit ne nyrkkirautaviritelmäni..
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Shinji90 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D eipä mitään
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savageworlds Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Wicked weapons! I like them all!=)

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"Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt" - (When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults)
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it and thanks also for the faves. :)
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savageworlds Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
My pleasure!=)
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MoonDog-Io Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I love the sword at the top.
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments.
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MoonDog-Io Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are welcome!
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RuehlLeatherWorks Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The axe on the bottom right looks very sci-fi. I could see a Reaver from Firefly wielding that!
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool.. I also like that tv-show.
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Gep65 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Maaan your fantasyaxe with the spike is really cool...
:boogie::dance::w00t:...

The best blacksmith I know...=D
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Astalo Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's very good for surprise attacks. :)
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Gep65 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I think so too...:XD:
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