Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Brokor, Jul 27, 2012.
Always return to the basics. Thanks Ray!
Excellent video on axes! I prefer the medium sizes myself. That is why I also love my Rifleman Tomahawk.
I have adopted the size of the Coldsteel Trail Boss as my size...closer to the large than the medium, but not quite the size of the large in Ray's video.
Cold Steel trail boss axe is 23" overall with 6 1/2" 1055 high carbon steel axe head that has a 4 1/2" cutting edge.
The trail boss axe has a genuine hickory axe handle, weighs 41 1/2 oz
Only downside: No sheath. I reckon I can fashion one some day.
Nice axe! My axes are 12" and 18". No sheath for my 12" though. Need to make one also.
My CS RM's Hawk
Overall Length: 22"
Hawk Length: 8 1/8"
Weight: 36.5 oz (approx.)
Primary Edge: 3 1/2"
American Hickory Handle
Funny you post this ...Picked this one up at Cabela's today...Estwing 26''
Mine did a wonderful job of cutting my thumb off a couple of years ago so I can vouch for their efficiency
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My axe I take hiking with me most of the season:
I couldn't imagine carrying a larger Estwing, though. That 26" Gator posted must be a tank.
Wow! Now that's a life-lesson for us...
Indeed it is. My local hardware store had it for just under $30. One of the best purchases I ever made.
I like to reach out and touch the local ''congo's'' ...Distance is your friend...
I have a little but different take on this, and used this bad boy quite a bit this weekend.
I can attest that it worked well, and never seemed to get stuck!
I did finish the sheath for my Cold Steel Trail Boss. Here's a link to the video on how I made it: Leatherworking: Custom Knife Sheath | Page 2
And some images:
Nice job as always !
Here are some close up photos of the Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe I completed. The finish of the patina on the steel is especially nice.
Fiskars are my pick of axes and splitters, I use an ax quite a bit and found fiskars the best I have ever used. Price is high but it is worth it for me.
I like Fiskars.
In fact when it comes to edged tools I have a preference for Finnish and Scandinavian.
Northern Wilderness Skills and Traditions: All you ever wanted to know about traditional Finnish axes.
IMO, the design protects the wood better than most:
The Finnish Axe by Marcus Lepola | nordiska knivar
When it comes to chopping; the Vikings could not be wrong..
Bit of a combo-post. Wanted to share newly-published thoughts from experienced bushcrafters/preppers about how to mix the right bladed tools...
If I had my way and the funds to do so, I would own several axes. I envision a time when there is no fuel for my chainsaw and splitter, a time...
I'm talking Hatchet swinging and Machete slashing...
Gotta get this in before @sec_monkey shuts this down...
As a result of Florence there has...
Sounds like the beginning of a joke :
Two axes and a club walk into a bar....:D
My HBC camp axe...axe head circa 1920's...the handle is new...
The Leveraxe is supposedly a new innovative way to split wood. It is supposed to make things easier than using a traditional axe. I have read a...
Select more than one if you have more than one and you sharpen them differently.
I got this ax I think from my grandmother in 1998. Grandma used to have a big house heated with wood stoves. I got it then...
I have not seen any listed here, so I thought I would share a handy tool I discovered! Ships Boarding Ax's these were usually a standard ax used...
A little background:
I am not a blade smith. I am not even nominally an axe nut. I learned a very long time ago how to care for an axe by my...
The Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman is a hatchet, a saw, a mallet, and a tent stake puller all in one package.
Zippo is one of the world’s most...
I finished a playlist on YouTube. Ray Mears Bushcraft, Survival, Extreme Survival. I will be adding more as time goes on, but so far I have added...
I've seen this question a lot in the forums:
What kind of hatchet do you carry in the woods?
The answers are wildly varied. So, I started...
Looks like a $200 impracticality to me.
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I know, I know, it's what matters to me, my personal preference, mission specific, etc. etc.
And of course I can't choose because I have one...
I recently purchased a pair of Fiskars' brush axes. http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Yard-and-Garden/Axes-and-Striking/Brush-Axe
When I picked...
A while back, I participated in a fire challenge involving using matches and natural tinder to make fire outdoors. It turns out it isn't always...
I use the pocket chainsaw by Ultimate Survival Technologies, and it comes with a very well made carrier made out of nylon Cordura and it is...
Well I decided to give the bearded axe Bear very kindly sent me a little test out today.
I split willow with no problems although the axe splits...
Which is better for a survival role, a small hatchet/axe or a kukri?
They both seem very useful.
As far as weight it would be about the same...
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