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Luxurious Lumberjack Tools

This 24k Gold Axe is Intended for the Woodsman Who Has Struck it Rich

— January 31, 2014 — Art & Design
The intriguing irony of the 24k Gold Axe is that anyone who can afford to own one is certainly not required to do any manual labor. Priced at $1,000, the opulent implement is intended to be displayed within the home rather than swung around outside of it.

The tree trunk chopper is so expensive, in part because each one is custom-made. The buyer can choose the precise natural, glossy and multi-colorful finish to the high-quality hickory handle, and opt for accessories like a leather string loop and a hand-stitched Horween Chromexcel hide grip. Most significantly, the MANREADY product's 3.5-pound head is dipped in 24 carat gold to give it a deluxe gilded look. You'll want to hang the 24k Gold Axe up over your fireplace to show off this splendidly paradoxical symbol of wealth.
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Tools - Opportunities for disruptive innovation lie in creating high-end, customized tools for display rather than practical use.
2. Customization in Home Decor - The trend of personalized, bespoke products extends to home decor, presenting opportunities for creating unique, luxury items like the 24k Gold Axe.
3. Paradoxical Symbolism - Designing products that challenge traditional expectations and create paradoxical symbolism can be a unique and disruptive innovation strategy.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Home Accessories - This trend presents an opportunity for businesses to cater to affluent consumers who seek exclusive, one-of-a-kind home decor items.
2. Art and Craft Industries - Creating customized, designer tools blurs the line between practical tools and artistic objects, providing potential for disruption in the art and craft industries.
3. Premium Customization Services - Businesses that offer premium customization services, such as custom finishes and materials, can tap into the demand for personalized luxury products.
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