Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know

By Sophia Maddox | October 23, 2023

German artist Igor Loskutow carved this incredible wooden dragon bench with a chainsaw

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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We don’t normally think of a chainsaw as a tool for precision cutting, but for Estonian artist Igor Loskutow it’s one of his most prized possessions. As a part of the Husqvarna chainsaw sculpture team he goes across Europe showing off his unique set of skills. This impressive dragon bench was carved with its head and tail curling around where you’re meant to sit shows a masterful amount of precision and grace. This bench was awarded the top honors at the 2015 Huskycup World Title, a prize that Loskutow obviously deserves. In 2017 he started constructing a similar bench, but used contrasting woods to get a fiery effect. 

This small ornate ax was made in Germany during the late 1500s.

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The craftsmanship of this axe is truly inspiring and it makes us long for the days when blacksmiths spent all their time working on tools as if they were pieces of art. This short handled axe has a variety of uses, be they for chopping or for throwing, although something that’s this ornate was likely for decoration more than anything. Can you imagine taking something this beautiful into battle and throwing it at your enemy? You’d never get it back. Although if you were going to use it, you’d probably use it in close combat. Still, there's got to be a better tool for that job.