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Offline jdb

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Hatchets
« on: January 19, 2021, 07:27:01 PM »
Anyone actually carry one? Which one? Letís talk about them.
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 07:43:54 PM »
Fiskars are really good, I use a short axe for chopping small stuff out of the road.  Super sharp and well built.   Not sure if it would be considered a hatchet though.  They sell them at chainsaw shops and home home depot

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 08:02:36 PM »
Plan to carry one this spring to maintain trails to some fishing spots. Found a machete too fragile and not very useful for other tasks. Ended up ordering a Condor Bushcraft Tomahawk which looks like a good size and weight and comes with a shoulder sling. Really like the Karesuando bushcraft hatchet but it may be too nice to abuse. Wranglerstar on youtube has some very good hatchet reviews. 

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 08:26:35 PM »
Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 08:35:16 PM »
I've always bought Hatchett, and axes with replaceable handles, but I picked up an Estwing hatchet,, and love it.  Picked up a camp hatchet several years ago at our local saw shop.  Was sold as a Husqvarna, but was actually made (and branded), by Grandfors Brux.  Not actually a hatchet, but a "forest axe". It only has a hatchet size head, hung with a longer handle.  I use the heck out of both around camp, and home.
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 09:21:40 PM »
A really good hand saw or arbor saw is what I carry in my pack.   I carry a hatchet and camp ax in my rig at all times. 

That woodsman pal looks pretty cool.  Do they hold up well!   I have tried multiple machetes and they pretty much all suck.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2021, 09:33:49 PM »
I have a Hults Bruk Akka Foresters Axe in my vehicle all the time.  I havenít used it a ton but itís about the perfect size for general woods use.  I donít think Iíd ever carry it backpacking but it wouldnít be far fetched to. Itís not very heavy.
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2021, 09:39:04 PM »
A friend gave me a gransfors bruk over the summer.

I must say, Iam impressed!
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 11:09:08 PM »
A Husqvarna Carpenters Axe ( really a 20" hatchet) and a 26" Fiskar's axe ride in the truck. 

Carried with me on the trail is a modified Fiskar's Brush Axe ( brush hook). I t is an amazingly handy tool on the trail. 
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 06:17:58 AM »
A Husqvarna Carpenters Axe ( really a 20" hatchet) and a 26" Fiskar's axe ride in the truck. 

Carried with me on the trail is a modified Fiskar's Brush Axe ( brush hook). I t is an amazingly handy tool on the trail.
hows it modified?
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 07:42:56 AM »
For timber inventory work, I carry a 14" Fiskars (black handle) on my belt along with the rest of the gear (Spencer tape, etc.). 

When I am hunting, backpacking, etc.  I don't tend to carry one.  If I had to rely on firewood on a backcountry trip, I would probably consider the weight worth it! 

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 07:57:34 AM »
I'm in the estwing camp, I've got one of the linger handled blue ones and the smaller leather handled hatchets. Single piece of steel, easy to sharpen, and they get sharp!

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2021, 08:00:07 AM »
are they good for throwing?

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2021, 08:33:42 AM »
For a smaller sized axe I use a Cold Steel trail boss or Eastwing long handle camper (I prefer the trail boss).  For brushing and machete style work I use a Bear Gryls parang made by gerber (this not a regular gerber machete those things are trash)  It is a cutting machine with enough weight forward to really bite in, also really does the trick on hanging vine maple limbs slices right through. 

 

   

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2021, 08:59:03 AM »
Fiskars are really good, I use a short axe for chopping small stuff out of the road.  Super sharp and well built.   Not sure if it would be considered a hatchet though.  They sell them at chainsaw shops and home home depot

I have a few sizes that are Gerber/Fiskars brand. I've had the short 17" hatchet for probably 15 years and that thing is a beast. Came very sharp with heavy ax blade. You can fell a tree with it if you need to it's so productive.

 


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