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Link Posted: 8/17/2009 12:15:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: TimJ] [#1]
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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:50:31 AM EDT
[#2]
+1 for Fiskars.  You can get these at most SEARS stores and for the price you get a quality piece.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 9:14:42 AM EDT
[#3]
Originally Posted By Medic-1:
+1 for Fiskars.  You can get these at most SEARS stores and for the price you get a quality piece.


+1 on the Fiskars/Gerber axes/hatchets. I've had the Gerber Back Paxe (8.9" long) for about 15 years now and its still going strong. I abused it a lot when I was in Boyscouts.

I'm thinking about getting the Fiskars Super splitting axe because I just can't find a good, quality maul around here anymore.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 2:09:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/4/2010 3:43:26 PM EDT
[#5]
Originally Posted By SigOwner_P229:
Originally Posted By Medic-1:
+1 for Fiskars.  You can get these at most SEARS stores and for the price you get a quality piece.


+1 on the Fiskars/Gerber axes/hatchets. I've had the Gerber Back Paxe (8.9" long) for about 15 years now and its still going strong. I abused it a lot when I was in Boyscouts.

I'm thinking about getting the Fiskars Super splitting axe because I just can't find a good, quality maul around here anymore.


If the super splitter is anything like the 23.5" splitting axe I've got, be very careful with it until you're used to it's quirks.  The one I have is hard to judge.  Either it's going to get stuck in the log, or it's going to grenade it apart so hard and fast that the axe goes sailing through it with enough force to really mess something up on the other side.  No middle ground.  I'm more used to conventional axes and mauls that'll slow down a lot more on the way through.
Link Posted: 4/29/2010 1:57:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Lapidary] [#6]
My favorite by McGowan.
http://www.mcgowanmfg.com/index.cfm?catagory=1
Link Posted: 5/5/2010 1:26:40 PM EDT
[#7]
Boght one of these Gerber's and used it this weekend for camping...Pretty damn good for the price...
Link Posted: 9/30/2010 10:24:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: ISE] [#8]
I bought one of these ( http://www.estwing.com/product.php?product_id=1600 ) a few months ago from the local hardware store.
I don't have anything bad to say about it really, I was out in the woods a lot this past spring/summer too. It's sharp and sturdy, well balanced.

This hatchet was actually like RAZOR sharp out of the package...so much so that I cut myself while handling it.

Me : You guys have any axes or anything like that?
Clerk : Sure! right over here.
Me : Wow, this is pretty nice * blood randomly starts pouring out over my hand and the axe *
Clerk : Shit, I think you cut yourself, you need help?
Me : I guess ill take it...
Link Posted: 9/30/2010 10:39:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/8/2010 9:42:18 AM EDT
[#10]
I just picked up a marbles belt axe no.9  at a local gun show for $20. I really didn't have any reason to pick it up, but the scandi grind was interesting. Never knew anyone made a hatchet like that. Any feedback on this hatchet? I will sharpen it up and try it out next weekend.

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Link Posted: 11/8/2010 1:29:06 PM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 2/8/2011 4:23:59 PM EDT
[#12]
The "patron saint of canoeing", Bill Mason forbade hatchets on his trips.  He regarded them as most useful for chopping off fingers.
Link Posted: 2/8/2011 4:26:42 PM EDT
[#13]
I bought this one while waiting for the Penobscot Bay to get in stock.  For $32 delivered it's a heck of a little ax.  Reviewed pretty well on Amazon too.

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Trail-Hickory-Handle/dp/B001CZ9UY4/ref=pd_sbs_ol_5

Link Posted: 2/24/2011 7:41:17 PM EDT
[#14]
i bought this one off e bay for $50.00 bucks. i love it.




after the new handle

Link Posted: 2/24/2011 10:21:55 PM EDT
[#15]
Originally Posted By buck19delta:
i bought this one off e bay for $50.00 bucks. i love it.

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp58/buck19delta/772resize.jpg


after the new handle

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp58/buck19delta/tomahawk.jpg


That is effing awesome.

It's important to have a hardened poll if it's to be used for hammering.  Many an older axehead will show you why.
Link Posted: 4/8/2011 7:54:11 AM EDT
[#16]
I have a SOG tomahawk, and I love it.   If I am out backpacking, people will laugh and giggle and point at it . . . until they need to borrow it!   Keep it sheathed and strapped on the side of my ruck.
Link Posted: 4/12/2011 6:49:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: justbill] [#17]
I'm well pleased with my Estwing Camper's Axe, model E44A. I haven't used it much yet but the couple of times so far have me convinced a big knife is no replacement for a small axe. It is just so much more efficient for chopping small trees and splitting firewood. It also has the synthetic grip. It cushions heavy blows and I'm confident it won't have the delamination problem often found with the shorter, leather-gripped Sportsman's Axes. If this Camper's Axe is half as good as the 20+ year old Estwing hammer I have, I'll be well pleased.
Link Posted: 4/13/2011 10:50:44 PM EDT
[#18]
Originally Posted By ms329:
Officer..what do you mean I can't carry my hatchet like this...don't you know about the killer squirels?


What about like thith? It'th fabulouth...

Link Posted: 4/24/2011 6:26:25 PM EDT
[#19]
I found this beauty at the thrift store. Very Happy.
$6.00



Link Posted: 5/24/2011 12:34:44 PM EDT
[#20]
Here is a hatchet I designed and made. The head and point at the bottom are heat treated 4130 steel and the handle is black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum w/ a knurled grip.



Whatcha think?
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 6:23:10 PM EDT
[#21]
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 9:06:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Iowaredneck] [#22]
My hatchet fetish. Picked all these up for $2 or less each at auctions. Had a Winchester I gave $2.50 but sold it for $45



L to R
small plumb
small plumb
large plumb I really love this one with its original handle its a prized possession
no name used and abused trapping and working on tree stands
Sandvik Sweden
old Craftsman more of a half axe had a perfect handle laying around and just got it put on.

Not shown is my Norland it stays in my truck. A few years ago I lost the one my Grandparents gave me for my 9th B day so I Picked up another at a flea market for $6
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 9:34:06 AM EDT
[#23]
That would be a very light axe, the only thing that I see is that the handle does not have much support in the eye.
Link Posted: 8/17/2011 12:12:59 AM EDT
[#24]
Originally Posted By Cholla:
Here is a hatchet I designed and made. The head and point at the bottom are heat treated 4130 steel and the handle is black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum w/ a knurled grip.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/dthbox/Guns/DSC_1096.jpg

Whatcha think?



Have you used it? How'd it do?
Link Posted: 8/18/2011 9:22:53 PM EDT
[#25]
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Originally Posted By Cholla:
Here is a hatchet I designed and made. The head and point at the bottom are heat treated 4130 steel and the handle is black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum w/ a knurled grip.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/dthbox/Guns/DSC_1096.jpg

Whatcha think?



Have you used it? How'd it do?


I haven't taken it camping or anything, but I know it shreds pellets and punches neat holes in 55 gallon drums.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 6:38:22 PM EDT
[#26]
Anyone ever use the Woodmans Pal? I just reviewed one, very handy, durable tool.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:44:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: pyro6988] [#27]
Originally Posted By TradWoodsman:
Anyone ever use the Woodmans Pal? I just reviewed one, very handy, durable tool.



I have had one for about 9 years.

It is a useful tool but still no substitute for a good axe.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 8:27:15 AM EDT
[#28]
Some great looking axes there, plus the pistol panoply is a new one on me also.
Link Posted: 2/18/2013 3:48:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Joel621R] [#29]
My newest addition...



This thing just feels right ..  splits wood good  comes with a decent sheath for it, But I'm thinking I'm gonna make a Kydek Sheath
for it ...
I've had Fiskars and Gerber Hatchets and Axes ... I  broke the Hatchets due to over strikes spliting kindling..  But the Fiskars Axes
is still going strong.. I like all of Estwings stuff ,  their big Campers Axe is Just Awsome... Just wish it had the stacked leather
washer handle...
Link Posted: 4/1/2013 9:20:31 PM EDT
[#30]
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk






Just stumbled on this.  Looks like a useful version of some of the stuff SOG makes.

 
Link Posted: 4/3/2013 9:41:14 AM EDT
[#31]
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

Just stumbled on this.  Looks like a useful version of some of the stuff SOG makes.
 


Neat bit of gear except for the $300 price tag...  I would love to throw one of those in my Jeep for unknown situations but not for that much $$$$$$$
Link Posted: 5/11/2013 11:09:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: batmanacw] [#32]
Anyone seen a Norlund Voyager before?





I bought it for my son. The head cost $3 at the flea market with a crap handle. I put it on a boyscout axe handle so the whole thing is under $11. I love the shape of the head. Very light and cuts nice once the edge was rehabilitated. It took a while on the belt sander to fix the hammer damage on the back side of the head. Some bluing was the final touch.


ETA: recommendations for a sheath are appreciated.
Link Posted: 5/12/2013 1:01:09 AM EDT
[#33]
Has anyone tried the Mora axe?  I saw them here and it was the first time I've even seen an axe made by Mora.

 
Link Posted: 5/18/2013 9:15:39 PM EDT
[#34]
Originally Posted By Kidney:
Has anyone tried the Mora axe?  I saw them here and it was the first time I've even seen an axe made by Mora.  


Wild, I love Mora knives, but for axes and hatchets I only like either wood or full metal handles.

I would still like to get my hands on one and try it out though, if it is as tough as those little knives it is probably worth the 50 bucks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2013 11:10:09 AM EDT
[#35]
Good basic edged tools from El Salvador:

Condor Tool & Knife

Condor Axe & Hatchet

Obviously not the same attention to detail as Gransfors Bruks, but an excellent tool at 40% of the GB price.  (I own both products.)

Condor Axe:
1045 High Carbon Steel
American Hickory Handle
Leather Sheath (very nice quality)
Link Posted: 6/10/2013 10:17:53 PM EDT
[#36]
found a nice axe head in some auction junk

True Temper Flint Edge

Top is a USGI I have had for many years Bottom just got its new handle





Link Posted: 7/31/2013 7:21:29 PM EDT
[#37]
I was trail riding in the Ocala NF this morning.  Wind had blown down a pine, across the narrow forest road.  Too high to drive over, too low to drive under.  My 19 inch Wetterlings made quick work of it.  Took about 6 hits.

Link Posted: 9/19/2013 8:29:49 PM EDT
[#38]










Makes:


http://www.snowpeak.com/tableware/axes-hatchets/japanese-axe.html
Link Posted: 6/2/2014 2:19:22 PM EDT
[#39]
My all time favorite is an estwing. this thing is indestructible.

Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet Metal Handle
Link Posted: 6/23/2014 12:58:00 PM EDT
[#40]
I have an old Kelly Perfect double bit Axe that is amazingly light and makes quick work of any chopping. I'll try to snap a pic later today.
Link Posted: 6/25/2014 7:55:55 PM EDT
[#41]
Cold Steel is having a 4th of July sale

Smachets for 25 dollars,,  low price on the riflemen Hawks and trench Hawks too
Link Posted: 7/8/2014 12:06:16 PM EDT
[#42]
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Originally Posted By jerhyn:
My all time favorite is an estwing. this thing is indestructible.

Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet Metal Handle
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I also like Estwing! Have you seen their TOMAHAWK AXES
Bad ass!!!


PITA45
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 10:38:57 AM EDT
[#43]
Got a pretty nice pile of junk at an auction yesterday for $1 and it included this


Link Posted: 8/7/2014 9:56:21 PM EDT
[#44]
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Originally Posted By Iowaredneck:
Got a pretty nice pile of junk at an auction yesterday for $1 and it included this


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac317/Iowaredneck/Mobile%20Uploads/20140806_155455_zpsk8ximpcz.jpg
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Nice!
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:10:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Iowaredneck:
found a nice axe head in some auction junk

True Temper Flint Edge

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Nice True Temper! I found a double bit Kelly Works True Temper at a flea market a few weeks ago and picked it up for $10. If you want an addicting hobby, try to look for the old axe heads and restore them to the former glory. There's something about a made-in-America piece of steel that is sweet to own.
Link Posted: 11/5/2014 6:38:42 PM EDT
[#46]
Bought one of those Condor Tool and Knife Greenland Pattern Axes about 3 years ago, Amazon Warehouse buy, IIRC paid $34.  Nice tool, it has done everything I have asked of it.  Amazon has them now for $57, i'd say thats a fair price.

Hking
Link Posted: 11/17/2014 7:48:07 PM EDT
[#47]
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Originally Posted By Hking42:
Bought one of those Condor Tool and Knife Greenland Pattern Axes about 3 years ago, Amazon Warehouse buy, IIRC paid $34.  Nice tool, it has done everything I have asked of it.  Amazon has them now for $57, i'd say thats a fair price.

Hking
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The "Marbles" brand is made the the same company. It is the same product just different name and at a cheaper price.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 5:37:01 PM EDT
[#48]
I was aware of the "Marble" brand hatchets, didn't know they made axes or that they were made by Condor.

Maybe they'll make a new Game Getter, they've got the name for it.

Hking
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 3:22:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: voodoo303] [#49]
I've been carrying a Gränsfors Bruks in one of my Jeeps for several years now, really happy with it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 7:44:39 PM EDT
[#50]
I just picked up a Trappers Companion by Ron LaClaire.

I'm in love with it so far...

Someone PM me if linking to it is forbidden please... I'm not at home so I can't post pictures of my own.

http://shrewbows.com/trapperscompanion/
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