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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 12:02:33 PM »
I added a link to WesSpur.  If you get one post of pic.  :tup:

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 12:23:55 PM »
My favorite axe of all time is the Gransfors Scandinavian Forest axe.  It is the holy grail of my collection, anyway.  It is about the size and shape of a hudson bay axe.  I remember the first time I hefted a Norlund axe.  I was just a kid, and chopped down quite a few trees with it.  It was addictive to swing and chop.  The Gransfors feels even better, with a little more heft to the head, and a better hollow grind that really sends chips flying.   

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 12:25:23 PM »
My forest axe was made by Tobias Thelin.  Here is he, making them in the factory.


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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 12:38:24 PM »
My son and I both carry a wildlife hatchet in our packs during hunting season.  Great for building a warming fire, building a quick shelter, or chopping a brisket.  They are so sharp, you could gut a deer with one.

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 08:28:36 PM »
I bought this for an all around tool and it gets a ton of use.  From driving stakes, to breaking concrete, to splitting wood.  It isn't for packing around but it is amazing around the camp, house, or back of the truck.
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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2017, 09:20:17 PM »
You won't be disappointed.  :tup:
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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2017, 10:09:06 PM »
Hard to beat a gransfors....

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 10:53:53 PM »
I always liked some of these axes.

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2017, 11:00:39 PM »
I've been wanting a GB for a long time

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2017, 09:16:53 AM »
 :) I have been looking at them, have to lock it up to keep, kids, camp buddies, and others from trying it out. The Gransfors look really good.
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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2017, 06:08:26 PM »
For a budget Scandinavian axe, I've never had a single complaint about my fiskars, bought mine back in the late 90s, still a good quality axe, I've heard the steel has changed a bit since then....

The only reason hy I don't have a GB axe.... Well, an axe isn't part of my daily life, at this particular time in my life (means I don't have a woodstove or a need to split wood), but I've been wanting one for years, every bit of research I did points to GB being unmatched in quality

Definitely on the want list, and will get a GB when. My cabin gets built

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Just picked it up at madsens in centralia, hand forged, Swedish quality, $80.  Damn nice tool....


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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »
Bailey's has a good selection it looks like. Don't know if they are Swedish or not

http://www.baileysonline.com/Forestry-Woodcutting/Axes-Mauls/Hatchets-Hunting-Axes/?page_no=1

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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2017, 02:00:30 PM »
If you want quality for a dirt cheap price check out MORA
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Re: Quality swedish axes/hatchets?
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2017, 09:46:21 PM »
If you want quality for a dirt cheap price check out MORA

Mora makes axes....!?

I've had a mora before, damned fine knife, best one I've had in years, paid like 15$

Id buy a mora axe!

 

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