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Wetterlings, Gransfors, Bacho, Pocket chainsaw, etc
- One with the Wilderness
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BigJesse wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:36 pm
I don't have a lot of experience with different axes BUT I can tell you that a Collin's Boy Scout Axe with an 18" handle is the perfect weight and length for me. Plus they're a decent price and you can get the handle for less than 5 bucks at househandle.com.
I'll second this.
Only I have a Plumb Boy Scout axe with an 18" HouseHandle
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@Uman I've heard that those Fiskars are really good for the price. The "straight handle vs curved handle" debate has been around a long while. Doesn't make any difference to me but I supposed a straight handle would be more efficient. My only gripe is the overall look and rehafting a new handle. It's a bit too plastic looking for me, I know that doesn't matter to it's performance, but my axe needs to match my boots LOL. About the maintenance, lets say you get a split in the handle, it's done. Can't replace the handle, reliably that is. I wouldn't trust the FiberComp material to not explode like other fiberglass tools do (ie: fiberglass bows).
BUT for 60 bucks it's a good buy.
Thanks for sharing.
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+1 for Estwing
Most experts suggest it as the most rugged backpacking axe
I haven’t used other models in the list but one piece forged construction is obviously more long lasting than any other you can find. Definitely not the cheapest but it depends what you're after.
I would call it an EDC axe
When I retrieve the hatchet from the sheath I can easily slip it through my belt. You don't really need a frog with this hatchet because of the thin metal handle you can just slip it under your belt and it is secure.