Old(ish) Mountaineering Axes for one more fundraiser auction

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Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 13, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Woah now! You'll be happy you held on to your cash to help out Big Mike until today! Up for bidding are two (2,deux,II,>1 and <3) semi-vintage mountaineering axes to make your collection complete.

You probably thought that by having Ed Wymper's alpenstock from the FA of the Matterhorn, and Maurice's from that French picnic on Annapurna, that your collection was at it's pinnacle. But why haven't the babes (or dudes) been knockin' down your door? I'll tell you why: You don't own a MSR Thunderbird, or a Forrest Neve. Don't dispair! No need to hang yourself with that overpriced braided cord you got from Chessler. You have one more chance. Not only could you own these inspiring pieces of history, and help out Big Mike, but you might get some action too. (Not sure if Mike is supplying that last part. You'll have to discuss it with him after you win the bidding.)

First up is a very fine Forrest Neve mountaineering axe. It shows almost no signs of use. Just a few paint scratches. Was probably bought by some poser just to hang above the mantle. It has never had a file taken to any part of it. It's that minty! Hold onto your socks:

It's magnetism is clearly illustrated by my pelvic thrust into the bot...
It's magnetism is clearly illustrated by my pelvic thrust into the bottom of the picture.

Credit: Scrubber

The real deal! <br/>
The real deal!

Credit: Scrubber
Decal is a little worn from having to beat away the swarmin' ladies
Decal is a little worn from having to beat away the swarmin' ladies
Credit: Scrubber

Next is one of the finest examples of early aluminum mountain slayer technology to still exist. "Why are there so few?", you ask. Because they were made of aluminum you doofus. Forged from the finest scrap that Boeing left in their dumpster, MSR came up with one of the earliest superlight alu axes. This in no normal ultralight axe though! this is the super-high velocity armour piercing variety. Check it out. The tip of the pick and the spike have a steel core! (might be kryptonite, I'm not sure) It's like a concealed weapon! That alpine ice runnel might be laughing you and your beer-can-axe off; until you split it stem to stern with your THUNDERBIRD!!!
(Insert primal scream here) Only those with the skill and purity of heart to draw Excalibur from the stone should even think about going down this road. Are you worthy?

OMG! Its beautiful. <br/>
OMG! Its beautiful.

Credit: Scrubber
That might be dried dragon blood on the pick. Awaiting DNA results.
That might be dried dragon blood on the pick. Awaiting DNA results.
Credit: Scrubber
Like the retractable claws of a tiger!
Like the retractable claws of a tiger!
Credit: Scrubber
Is that the tip of a North Korean ICBM? No, it looks newer and might p...
Is that the tip of a North Korean ICBM? No, it looks newer and might penetrate deeper.

Credit: Scrubber

Let the bidding frenzy begin at $20 each! Auction will end when I get home from Smith Rock on March 21. Winner pays Mike directly to his email via Paypal. I'll send you the goods, or you can pich 'em up if you're nearby.

Kris

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Bump for ice axes!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
No interest in these axes? They make excellent cleaning tools!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
That's a great sales pitch...but...

Get out the wood!
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
I'll pay $25 each!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
We have a bidder!!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 10:24am PT
SOLD!

Send Mike the $50, and send me your shipping details via a PM and I'll box em up. Thanks for participating!

Kris
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 21, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
It's on it's way...I needed me some pelvis thrust dragon's blood gear!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Most people do, but they're not self aware enough to ask for it. ;)
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Apr 4, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Scrubber - thank you the axes arrived today. I rubbed my finger tips on the Dragon's Blood in hopes it'll help me climb better this weekend. The pelvis thrust started on its own..amazing..no rubbing needed.

Big Mike you have some special friends up there!

'nuff respect to all of them!!
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