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#6192243 - 02/19/12 02:07 AM What happened?
rob p Offline
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I did a lot of thinking on it and decided to order a Wetterlings ax. I got it yesterday and it has a crack in it. I don't think it's supposed to be there. Kind of dumb, but I know it's forged and you're going to see imperfections but wouldn't something like this be a weak spot? Would something like this be cosmetic or a problem? You can see it go through to the inside of the metal by the wood.




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#6192282 - 02/19/12 02:19 AM Re: What happened? [Re: rob p]
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Unexceptable flaw in my eyes.
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#6192332 - 02/19/12 02:34 AM Re: What happened? [Re: aablades]
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I'd return it. That's unacceptable, particularly for a quality ax.
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#6192783 - 02/19/12 04:33 AM Re: What happened? [Re: Ron]
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Originally Posted By: Ron
I'd return it. That's unacceptable, particularly for a quality ax.


+1, bummer but you need a new one.........dj
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#6193138 - 02/19/12 09:44 AM Re: What happened? [Re: djpaintless]
rob p Offline
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I've attended exactly 2 blacksmithing workshops. I don't know what would make the metal crack. I've seen the video of them making axes and they chop off a billet and run it through dies to shape it. I wonder if pushing the drift through for the eye could do that or maybe it split when it cooled... I'm curious what happened! Really.
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#6193596 - 02/19/12 03:01 PM Re: What happened? [Re: rob p]
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Is it a new one or a used one???

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#6193600 - 02/19/12 03:02 PM Re: What happened? [Re: rob p]
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Is it a new one or a used one???

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#6193749 - 02/19/12 03:55 PM Re: What happened? [Re: sharpeblades]
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Registered: 06/02/11
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Unexceptable flaw

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#6193919 - 02/19/12 04:53 PM Re: What happened? [Re: rob p]
DW12 Offline
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I would like to know what Wetterlings says when you contact them.
I'm considering get their 'hunter's ax'.

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#6194055 - 02/19/12 05:32 PM Re: What happened? [Re: DW12]
VAnimrod Offline
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Call Wetterlings, and process a return. They shouldn't have let that one leave the factory, and damned well ought to make it right.
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