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The 24-carat gold axe you don't need (but totally do)

In the event that you don’t have a vintage double-barreled Anson & Deeley polished and hanging over your mantel, this Custom Gold Axe is the next best option.

The 3.5 pound axe head is dipped in 24-carat gold and secured to a 33-inch hickory handle that can be left natural, beefed up with a hand-stitched leather grip, or custom painted to match your eyes. 

It’s not for traditional use — gold is soft, remember — but it’ll certainly make a large, lasting mark on your guests.

If this  $1,000 axe butts up against your limits of extravagance, fear not. For the restrained gentleman, there's an almost-as-gorgeous nickel plated model with an impeccably stained green handle for $325. And if you're looking for even more options, there's chrome and copper too.