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Krafse
#1
We had an enquiry from someone through the Past Horizons Tool Shop about how or where to buy a Krafse (Norwegian Digging Tool)

Gary Brun if you are reading this do you know of such a thing.

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#2
Yes I do... and you can get them in the UK.
Its like Dutch Hoe... road workers use them.
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#3
Not so sure that krafser are readily available in the UK...., but I have mailed the basement wallah equipment man at the Kulturhistorisk Museum at the University of Oslo and asked him where they get their tools from. As soon as he replies I will let you know.

I seem to remember the last time a UK unit tried to import krafser from Norway they ended up paying a large import tax bill cos' they were classed as agricultural equipment from a non-EU country. You might try therefore to get them through Sweden where you won't have so much of a problem. I would also recommend that you make sure you also get the 'brett' with this tool (the useful tray that the spoil is shovelled into).

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#4
I agree Kevin it is very expencive to purchase from Norway
I think David now knows of a UK supplier.




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#5
Hummm... becoming trucicky...

http://www.proffpartner.no/index.php?act...5&start=30

the company is called Fiskar


and has outlets in the UK... [perhaps they could be 'convinced' to bring over a few!

I know that Headland Archaeology swear by them...



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#6
hre you go...scroll down a little for the price
http://www.vg.no/nyheter/bolig/artikkel....tid=104526
Fiskars krafse NKR.399 nearly ?40



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#7
My mate at the Universitet i Oslo has written back and said that they get their tools from http://www.fiskars.no .....but the web site seems to be down at the moment. The other Fiskars sites (http://www.fiskars.com) don't seem to have krafser....
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Fiskars UK Limited
Brackla Industrial Estate
Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan
Wales CF31 2XA
United Kingdom

Main Phone: +44 1 656 655 595
Email: enquiries@fiskars.co.uk

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prehaps a quick call to them will do it ?? Please sir... can we ave some Krafse... wot? Krafse... Wot? er... forget it..


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