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Has anybody got a kratse kicking about.
#1
Just snapped my KRAFSE on a roman villa and am basically lost without it. Have had it welded twice before but I gave the villa a good whack and I don't think the welds will line up well enough to save it.
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#2
If you find somewhere in the UK that'll supply 'em could you stick the details on here? I know a few people who'd be interested [not me though, my ability with the beast extends to leaving evenly-spaced pairs of grooves all over the site :face-crying:]

Cheers



p.s. phew, good edit :face-approve:
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#3
£50£50£50£50£50
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#4
Biggest trouble is the import... You can't buy em in teh UK and I have talked with Fiskers who make them in Norway... they would sell, but only at retail price... and then you have import duty. A fellow BAJRite found this to their cost.

I actually have one that I rarely use.

It is a short handled one, but then I guess you may have the handle already.

I could see about cost of mailing it.

but it cost me quite a bit...
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#5
In Norway basic price for a long handled krafser is about £65....postage will be £31 and VAT £13. Import duty (probably about the same as VAT) will also be circa £13....I make that a total of £122....UK may also charge VAT as Norway is not in the EU.....so think about another £20 on top of that...I am guessing £150. Surely you can find a handle in the UK for cheaper than that....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#6
I have found a slightly cheaper source....a Swedish archaeology tools website. Will supply a krafse ('Norgehacka' in Swedish) for 512SEK+660SEK postage....no import duties or extra VAT as Sweden is an EU country......1172SEK = £100.28....probably the best deal you will get.... http://www.arkeologibutiken.se/whs-skaer...uct_id=321
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#7
Will pass that on to people here who want one...am sure they'll be thrilled....
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#8
Doesn't anyone know an enterprising blacksmith?? :face-thinks:
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#9
I told a Swedish friend about the 'arkeologibutiken' site selling krafse. She sympathises with Brits who want to buy a krafse, but says it is equally impossible to buy a mattock in Sweden. Maybe David you could contact the Swedish site and suggest a swop 'Mattocks for Krafser'......
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#10
Thanks Hosty, have just put it through its paces in the garden.
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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