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Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor EDC' started by Shinobi, Oct 13, 2012.
What kind of Axe do you have, if any. Thanks!
Dude! I just got this SOG Double headed Axe and love it!
@Yokeman Nice! I like the paracord Cobra weave you put on the handle.
I think I'm going to put the SOG F01T Tactical Tomahawk on my xmas wish list.. it seems that SOG makes some nice 'hawks
OK. I have to ask. Other than Braveheart style melee, what would you use such an item for? Wood chopping? Food prep? Other?
Wood chopping = Yes
Food prep = Yes
Other = Yes
SOG Fasthawk and Tomahawk.
Well, I needed a smaller easier to handle axe for around camp. I am also going to get into some bush craft stuff and didn't want to have to take my full size axe or wood splitting maul. This thing chops and cuts better than any "old school" hatchet I own. Plus you can throw it!! And it sticks in anything!!
Thanks on the compliment on the weave...that is the first thing I ever wrapped and it turned out better than I expected. As far as the double head, if you jack up the edge on one side and don't have the time to make it sharp all you have to do is flip it and keep going.
Currently, I'm keeping it old school with my Estwing E24a leather handle sportsman hatchet. I've had this since 1995 and have no plans on replacing it any time soon. I love this all steel hatchet. I do plan on procuring one of those SOG tomahawk
I rock a 15 year old Gerber hatchet. I'm surprised it is sill holding up.
I have read that the Estwing models are great. I was going to buy a coleman camp axe, but I heard mixed reviews on them.. I may for the hell of it... pick one up tomorrow, depending on price.. but that SOG axe is high up on my xmas wish list.
You should seriously consider this estwing. I think you can get one at home depot or Lowes. They are only like $30 and they are amazing. This thing is indestructible. Mines been to hell and back for the last 17-18 years
I do definitely like the estwing.. the way it looks. It's great to have a tool like that.
I am a living history demonstrator we build log cabins, split rail and all kinds of neat stuff. So axes? Broad axe era 1880 single bit 1900 double bit 1960s. All the blade in this photo are shape enough to shave with.
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My cheapest Axe is a Harbor freight hatchet. $7 1 1/4lb head. I keep it in my truck. It seemed to sharpen up nicely (Its not shaving sharp) but it'll cut. I have a few " Ace Hardware" Axe's I use around my house. They are not expensive so if edge gets dinged up some, I'm not gonna loose my mind.
I got my dads double bit Axe as well.
Refurbished a Vaughan huing hatchet. Don't use too much, as the handle I used is a straight "Hammer" handle. Really didn't know what I wanted at the time, but quickly realized the straight handle is not comfortable in my hand.
I have an old Norlund camp hatchet. It was still in the package when I got it. It was made in the late 60's I think. I polished the head with some steel wool and then applied some gun bluing. I sanded the and stained the haft and then applied a few coats of boiled linseed oil. I had a friend make the leather mask for it. The picture doesn't do it justice.
I think it looks awesome. Great restoration. I picked up a double sided that I am currently polishing out as shiny as I can.