axe preference


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zooski22
May 30, 2013, 05:05 PM
Looking at getting a new axe. My walmart $15 hatchet isn't cutting it. I was looking for something middle of the road. Not a full sized axe but bigger than a hatchet. Not looking to spend more than $100. This will be used for camping, canoe trips, grouse camp and so on. nothing to heavy duty, I have a chain saw for that. Thinking about the Wetterling large hunters axe, runs about $80. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Sam Cade
May 30, 2013, 05:24 PM
Anybody have any suggestions?

I suggest you go buy that Wetterlings. :D

Water-Man
May 30, 2013, 05:25 PM
Gransfors Bruks

rcmodel
May 30, 2013, 05:29 PM
I was looking at one of these at Home Depot the other day.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Estwing-Camper-s-Axe-with-26-in-with-Nylon-Vinyl-Grip-Handle-E45A/100351735#.UafEKfMo7YU

Lot of tool for the money at under $40 bucks & comes with a nice leather sheath.

Made in the USA goodness!

rc

Hunter125
May 30, 2013, 05:31 PM
A good tomahawk might serve your needs well if you are not splitting a ton of wood. If so, a dedicated splitter like the hatchet sized Estwing maul and a tomahawk with a good sharp edge might serve your needs very well. Tomahawks are very versatile.

Certaindeaf
May 30, 2013, 06:39 PM
Estwing, Wetterlings.. way different but either. They don't sell them down at the walmarts, I think. A few years ago Husqvarna was a real sleeper.. I think they sold out to one degree or another though.
Nothing sucks more than a sucky hatchet/axe.

Archaic Weapon
May 30, 2013, 07:29 PM
Wetterlings would be would I would grab in that price range.

whetrock
May 30, 2013, 11:21 PM
I've had excellent luck with Wetterlings. They're noticeably harder, and hold a significantly better edge. They'll take an incredible edge, and still are reasonably tough.

Unistat
May 30, 2013, 11:30 PM
Other than random cheap crappy hatchets, I only have experience with Estwing but I have been very happy with mine.

Brian Williams
May 30, 2013, 11:34 PM
I have 2 Norlund camp axes, great stuff.

Deltaboy
June 2, 2013, 02:49 PM
Drawing rocks.

steven58
June 2, 2013, 11:29 PM
Gransfors Bruks Small Forest axe. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2020035/18773/Gransfors-Small-Forest-Axe.aspx?refcode=10INGOPB&gclid=CL3qxPT4xrcCFQWk4Aodfj8Awg

Slightly over your budget but worth every penny.

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