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Hatchets: Estwing vs. Fiskars......??

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by MIL-DOT, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. Rockwolf66

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    I cannot comment on the Fiskars axe but I have used an Estwing axe for decades and it still cuts rather well after decades of Christmas trees and acres of manzanita.
     
  2. jbkebert

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    I have owned a fiskars hatchet and ax for years and years. The hatchet around 20 years or so and the ax for at least 10. Both are top notch and work great they do a great job of topping out trees. I recently purchased a 16" estwing campers ax. It in the little use it has gotten thus far has proven to be a great tool for cutting and splitting. The estwing is the better tool IMHO for splitting while the fiskars does the better job at chopping only because of speed generated in the swing of the light tool.
     
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    People on forums :)
     
  4. Jaymo

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    I want the Estwing campers axe.
    I have the Fiskars axe.
    The Fiskars axe green wood as fast as my Echo chainsaw.
    It's a sharp, woodcutting machine.
    Scary sharp.
     
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    for the record that Estwing goes everywhere my jeep goes. 3 tools that get used more than you would think and when they are needed theres always one persons usually wonders why I have it with me, but are glad I have it.
     
  6. italianbreadman

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    Especially if you get a Gransfors Bruks.
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    Or Council Tool Velvicut series. Yummm.... I really really want the Velvicut Hudson Bay pattern...
     
  8. DAdams

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    Hard to beat an Estwing for $27 bucks.

    I just bought an X7 Fiskars due to the weight, $25.
    It's part of my Jeep travel kit.
     
  9. Jaymo

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    I plan on getting the Estwing, just 'cuz.

    They run about $40.00 locally.
    They haven't gone up a lot in the last ten years.
    If you can damage one, I think you've accomplished something.

    I also want the Woodsman's Pal. They're pretty sweet.

    Most of the time, though, I do my chopping with my Himalayan Imports Bonecutter Khukuri.
    It's one tough chopper.
    It better be. I had it custom made by the Birghorkha shop.
    Cost me $200.00 and took at least 3 months.
    I love that Khuk. I'm going to leave all my money to it, in my will.


    BTW, have you seen the Estwing tomahawk?
    Gotta get one! That thing is sweet!

    Anyway, it's damned hard to go wrong with an Estwing.
     
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    JShirley picked one up a while back for T&E IIRC

    I think he might be doing some comparative tomahawk tests in the near future.
     
  12. Jaymo

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    I would love to see comparative tests.
     
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    Almost bought a Gransfors a couple weeks ago after seeing it in the shop. It was just too damn beautiful. Of course, I live in an apartment in a large city, so it would get used only once or twice a year on camping trips, so it would have been a ridiculous purchase. One day...
     
  14. italianbreadman

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    Gransfors' tag line.
     
  15. Deltaboy1984

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    Estwing is the king in my book
     
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