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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2021, 09:38:49 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 two Gerber branded ones that are great.  One is hand-sized (about 8") and is not too heavy to fit in a pack, if you are wanting to carry one.  The other is in my truck and is a bit longer (about 17") and heavier.  Both make quick work of limbing, chopping up kindling, or various rough carving tasks like making tent pegs or tarp poles.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2021, 10:01:26 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?
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. 

Some mod info on the brush hook:

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,248975.msg3378137.html#msg3378137
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2021, 10:04:00 AM »
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.

I have a couple that are similar to that one.  They work pretty well because of the weight out front and the blade is thicker.
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2021, 01:28:54 PM »
I got an estwing I took a work sharp too and made it crazy hair popping sharp thinkin I could use it for a roadkill elk or something plus a truck axe.

The edge will roll though if you hit harder wood, and in soft wood it sinks too deep and sticks. 

It's less sharp now but still better than factory  .  Couple wacks in a tree across the road, hook a tow strap to break it off, and drag out the way its quick.



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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2021, 04:46:12 PM »
  The estwing axes are nice. I pack one on the atv for stuff in the road. I like the gerber/fiskars hatchets for hack and squirt work. Both the 14in and smaller work great. Havenít had to sharpen them yet after a few seasons of hack and squirt work. Iíve packed the 14 in one on my pack board during hunting season. Mostly just to get a fire going if the need arises

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2021, 06:28:31 PM »
I have a few gransfors bruks and they are an amazing axe and hatchet but it depends what you want to do with one. You wouldnt want to use one of them to chop roots in the ground lol snow and nealley make a good looking hatchet too.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2021, 06:37:09 PM »
I'd be afraid I'd set a GB down somewhere and forget about it, not oil it, or swing and miss and hit a rock.  Don't get me wrong, I'd really like a GB Carpenter's axe.  But I wouldn't be using it for general hatchet chores.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2021, 01:39:15 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.
Condor arrived. Razor sharp out of the box. Made some kindling yesterday and it's very handy though handle diameter is a little small for me 
Shoulder sling was awkward so repurposed a pistol holster. Snap from the sheath happens to be compatible. Rearranged the Chicago screws to fit the handle and it rides nice and snug.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
I drank the cool aid.

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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2021, 08:23:55 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Hatchets
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2021, 07:58:37 PM »
I lost my scabbard for my estwing   :bash:  :bash:




 


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