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Old 7th May 2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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For some reason - perhaps I just think they are cute - I've been picking up the occasional ankus here and there. Some are modern, but still cute IMO.
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Old 7th May 2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Very nice collection you have going there Timo! Thanks for sharing! I would love to pick up one someday too, but a Thai one
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Old 20th May 2012, 02:30 AM   #3
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Here are three more! The first two escaped my last photography session (I must get a better camera!); the 3rd is new.

The first one was my favourite. It might be replaced by the new one (the 3rd one). The 3rd one is supposedly a WW2 CBI bringback.

The middle one is, of course, modern. I haven't seen any old ankus with an axe blade like this (have you?).
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Old 20th May 2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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A VERY NICE COLLECTION!! THANKS FOR SHOWING IT. HERE ARE PICTURES OF TWO ANKUS, THE FANCY ONE 3 PICTURES IS SAID TO BE EARLY 20TH CENTURY. THE SHORT ONE ?? THESE AR NOT MINE BUT I HAVE A FEW AROUND. I WILL TRY AND TAKE SOME PICTURES TO POST.
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Old 20th May 2012, 03:11 AM   #5
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A bells-in-handle ankus is on my list to get. Also a long-hafted one. Eventually, and as budget permits.

I like the simple ones. I think learning to make one would be a nice introduction to blacksmithing.
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Old 18th January 2016, 08:15 PM   #7
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A bells-in-handle ankus is on my list to get. Also a long-hafted one. Eventually, and as budget permits.


Here's the second on that list, a long-handled ankus. Lightweight at 474g.

Also, just received, a small ankus. 504g. Shown next to the ringed ankus in the last batch for comparison. (The ringed one is a little above average for this kind, I think. 908g.)
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Is it terrible that I would use any one of those as fire place pokers?
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Timo,
Now you absolutely need a herd of elephants.
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SAFER TO POKE A FIRE PLACE THAN TO POKE AN ELEPHANT.
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