Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by MJD, Nov 29, 2016.
I have/use a Hudson Bay axe by Snow and Neally. I've had it for years. Made in USA. Great camp axe.
I'm considering a nordic-pattern long-handled bearded axe for my annual addition to my "I don't have to use this anymore" collection. With cover attached it will serve as a walking stick, or, when gripped by the pommel, makes a somewhat clumsy ulu.
I picked up a "Mouse Hawk" at Cabela's, it's a cute little thing. I'm going to finish the haft and wrap the base of the haft with leather for a small belt axe.
Estwing still offers leather handles, don't they? They probably transmit less shock to the hand than do the rubber handles, especially after the rubber dries out and gets hard.
There is simply no better hatchet made, for the price, than the Husqvarna, made by Hultafors. Gransfors quality at 1/3 the price. I sold my GB Wildlife hatchet and Small Forest Axe when I got my first Husqvarna. I've carved quit a lot with it and it takes a hair splitting edge. They seem to fluctuate in price a bit seasonally, ranging from $30-$50 depending on when/where you purchase them. https://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-57...=1483594564&sr=8-1&keywords=husqvarna+hatchet
After my experience with the Husky hatchet, I purchased the Husqvarna splitting maul, which is the best quality maul I've ever handled. The splitting maul was paper slicing sharp out of the box.
Bought a small camp axe on Amazon, fiskars. Was cheap and has held up. Tuned up the bite on it a few times, but all in all, for a cheap axe it works great. And if I break it or loose it, no big deal.
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