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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by zooski22, May 30, 2013.

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  1. zooski22

    zooski22 Member

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    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?
     
  2. Sam Cade

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    I suggest you go buy that Wetterlings. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Wetterlings would be would I would grab in that price range.
     
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    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.
     
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    Other than random cheap crappy hatchets, I only have experience with Estwing but I have been very happy with mine.
     
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    I have 2 Norlund camp axes, great stuff.
     
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    Drawing rocks.
     
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