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The axe is an iconic bushcraft tool and here naturalist John Rhyder talks us through the various axe designs, their specific uses and how best to preserve sharp, working blades for harvesting, splitting and carving wood.
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Posted in: Tools ~ On: 9 March, 2015

40 comments so far

NATUR UND HUND -
October 5, 2016

NICE

gabe v
October 11, 2016

Noticed some of your axes have a metal wedge and others do not ,is there a big difference?

Samuel Desjardins
November 10, 2016

I have one and I really likes it. I would like to get a small hachet to cut down some hazels, but I'm looking for a billhook too… I don't know which one to choose.

paulie 4x
July 17, 2017

Say Heah M8, Yup, Thanx You, a very educated video. Yeah, I sharpened my Hultafors Bruks 17 Agdor Hatchet so I can process wood and yet to do some camp chores. I did it to this hatchet, I can also carry it on person in my axe holster. A fella makes them on YouTube, just search Axe Holster. I also have a Holster for my Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe. But I like the compact size if I carry it on person. But yet the 1 3/4l s head is just perfect for me. The best part is I bought mine on closeout and it came spot on. Yeah, I had to sharpen it, but it didn't take much to get it were I liked it to be. Also my Kodiak Gearsling has a place on its side to carry either one. In cold weather Ofcource we bring my full Axe which is my Oxencopf Plus, it has a steel sleeve for over strikes and a RotBand, a steel plate screwed into the haft to make it alot stronger. I made a harness to carry it. But my Fav. Axe on longer trips and even in cold weather is my 24" Council Wood Craft Pack Axe it's made out of 5160 and holds a terrific edge retention. I really enjoy your channel Thanx a Google.,,. p

Paul'ie 4X
July 17, 2017

Say Heah M8, Yup, Thanx You, a very educated video. Yeah, I sharpened my Hultafors Bruks 17 Agdor Hatchet so I can process wood and yet to do some camp chores. I did it to this hatchet, I can also carry it on person in my axe holster. A fella makes them on YouTube, just search Axe Holster. I also have a Holster for my Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe. But I like the compact size if I carry it on person. But yet the 1 3/4l s head is just perfect for me. The best part is I bought mine on closeout and it came spot on. Yeah, I had to sharpen it, but it didn't take much to get it were I liked it to be. Also my Kodiak Gearsling has a place on its side to carry either one. In cold weather Ofcource we bring my full Axe which is my Oxencopf Plus, it has a steel sleeve for over strikes and a RotBand, a steel plate screwed into the haft to make it alot stronger. I made a harness to carry it. But my Fav. Axe on longer trips and even in cold weather is my 24" Council Wood Craft Pack Axe it's made out of 5160 and holds a terrific edge retention. I really enjoy your channel Thanx a Google.,,. p

Paul'ie 4X The Consiglior
July 17, 2017

Say Heah M8, Yup, Thanx You, a very educated video. Yeah, I sharpened my Hultafors Bruks 17 Agdor Hatchet so I can process wood and yet to do some camp chores. I did it to this hatchet, I can also carry it on person in my axe holster. A fella makes them on YouTube, just search Axe Holster. I also have a Holster for my Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe. But I like the compact size if I carry it on person. But yet the 1 3/4 lbs head is just perfect for me. The best part is I bought mine on closeout and it came spot on. Yeah, I had to sharpen it, but it didn't take much to get it were I liked it to be. Also my Kodiak Gearsling has a place on its side to carry either one. In cold weather Ofcource we bring my full Axe which is my Oxencopf Plus, it has a steel sleeve for over strikes and a RotBand, a steel plate screwed into the haft to make it alot stronger. I made a harness to carry it. But my Fav. Axe on longer trips and even in cold weather is my 24" Council Wood Craft Pack Axe it's made out of 5160 and holds a terrific edge retention. I really enjoy your channel Thanx a Google.,,. p

faultroy
July 25, 2017

I think Grans Bruks axes are Gucci Axes and only for metrosexuals.  I live on a farm and use an axe more than most of you guys together use in 10 years.  I own 13 axes, and think Gransfors Bruks a metrosexual's axe.  Those of us that have to work for a living would not own one.

I prefer Man's axes, and the Gransfors Bruk are designed for city people.

In the USA, where I live, I can by a fine axe for 1/4 the price of a Gransfors Bruk.  I only Dilletantes own these axes.

faultroy
July 25, 2017

paulie 4x  You sound like a real axe Snob.  I own 13 axes, and I use them for work. The axes that you referred to I wouldn't buy because they are more for show than for work.

I too own a Council Tool Boys Axe.  But mine is a real working tool, not something designed for Axe Snobs.  Mine wlll do everything yours will do since it is made by the same mfg but the difference is that I paid  $28.00 USD
And you paid well over $142.00  for essentially the same axe.

Mine cuts just as well and just as efficiently as yours. From a practical standpoint, there is no difference. 

But there is a difference in users. I don't go prancing around in the woods preening about my Gucci Axes.  I don't have any problems with "edge retention," and if I did, I would sharpen my axe.  It only takes a few minutes, and anyone can learn how.  If you would have spent more time developing skills rather than pissing your money away, you would be far better off. And, you could have saved yourself $112.00 USD. 

There is a sucker born every minute.  Never heard a piece of wood tell me they don't want to be cut by a cheaper efficient axe.

The same steel used in the Council Tool  Boys Axe for $28.00 USD is used by the USA Forest Service.

Learn some skill, and you won't be stuck having people rape you.

paulie 4x
July 25, 2017

faultroy – Maybe I like my kind of tools, I think my 2Hawks Double Bit Hatchet or my 24" Council Wood Craft Pack Axe with the heavy duty sheath and sling, I also have a Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe and a 17" Hultafors Bruks Agdor Hatchet. My friend, I use them. They are not for show but to use. Even on my Lite Carry my Mora 2000 and the Mora Hatchet and my Bacho Laplander are used. I don't think you know me. None of my Axes are Chrome Plated. I use my tools. I trade currency so I could bring my work with me. I downloaded my Trade Platform in my Note Book and my Phone. So yeah, I also use my Axes at work just like you, heh heh heh.,,. p

Paul'ie 4X
July 25, 2017

faultroy – Maybe I like my kind of tools, I think my 2Hawks Double Bit Hatchet or my 24" Council Wood Craft Pack Axe with the heavy duty sheath and sling, I also have a Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe and a 17" Hultafors Bruks Agdor Hatchet. My friend, I use them. They are not for show but to use. Even on my Lite Carry my Mora 2000 and the Mora Hatchet and my Bacho Laplander are used. I don't think you know me. None of my Axes are Chrome Plated. I use my tools. I trade currency so I could bring my work with me. I downloaded my Trade Platform in my Note Book and my Phone. So yeah, I also use my Axes at work just like you, heh heh heh.,,. p

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