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Old 10-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #3676
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I would think a fighting knife would have some sort of guard?
I've seen several other scandi fighting knives that do not have guards.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #3677
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[QUOTE=HardCase;19715328]Here's my latest Gransfors Bruks, got it a several months ago. I took it in my tank-bag on a 1500 mile four day moto trip with a couple of guys in June and actually used it to produce kindling. We were not camping, it was a credit-card ride, staying in nice hotels but in a rustic cabin one night which had a wood stove, but nothing small to start a fire with. As they were scratching their heads, I produced the diminutive axe and they were amazed.



Is that the small splitter? I love GB, here is my hunter I picked up a few years ago

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #3678
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My gift to myself last year. After two years on the waiting list. Its a Kerry Hampton.









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Old 10-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #3679
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Is that the small splitter? I love GB, here is my hunter I picked up a few years ago

No, it's not the splitter which looks like a mini-maul. I think it's called the "outdoor axe" or hatchet. It is one that they introduced fairly recently. It has a very small head.

I have the hunter as well, bought it about 8 years back and have used it quite a bit. Have you ever used the rounded poll for skinning? I have and it works pretty slick.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #3680
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It's pocket knife, not a prybar.
so its not a problem then?
good, they have made a UK legal carry knife finally, that i like the look of (kiwi)
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #3681
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Took the small splitting axe out for a test run today. Had a few rounds of aspen from a pruning project. I was really impressed with the results - these were 9-10" rounds and they were pretty easy to bust open.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #3682
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No, it's not the splitter which looks like a mini-maul. I think it's called the "outdoor axe" or hatchet. It is one that they introduced fairly recently. It has a very small head.

I have the hunter as well, bought it about 8 years back and have used it quite a bit. Have you ever used the rounded poll for skinning? I have and it works pretty slick.
I haven't tried out the poll yet, maybe this fall if I'm lucky :)

That new one looks great but my next GB purchase will be the small forest axe.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #3683
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I haven't tried out the poll yet, maybe this fall if I'm lucky :)

That new one looks great but my next GB purchase will be the small forest axe.
Good luck hunting!!

Re the small forest axe, are you sure that's the one you want? The reason I ask is that it is very close to identical to the hunter's axe, with the only difference being the rounded poll on the latter, and a squared one on the former, and the hunter has the roughened grip. Same weight, same dimension as the hunter.

I have the Scandinavian Forest axe, it's a bit bigger, and have used that one more than any other......I am an addict.....but it certainly depends on how you intend to use it. The SF axe is good for limbing and small tree felling/thinning.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #3684
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Yeah Scandanavian forest axe is what I was thinking of, doh.

Here is what I have so far, Hunter(on the right) and wildlife hatchet:
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:35 AM   #3685
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Yeah Scandanavian forest axe is what I was thinking of, doh.

Here is what I have so far, Hunter(on the right) and wildlife hatchet:
Nice axes! I especially like that you laid them on your handloading bench to photograph them! Looks like you're working up some rifle loads there. Gettin' ready for hunting season? Only a couple weeks away here.

The Scandinavian forest axe is great. It is midway between a full-sized axe like the American felling axe, which is pretty big and heavy, and a more typical hatchet. When I first got it several years ago I wasn't sure if I'd use it much, seemed kinda like the axe version of a taint. But as it has turned out, unless I'm planning to split big chunks of firewood or rounds, in which case a heavy axe or maul is in order, or fell a good sized tree, something that I almost never do......or fire up the chainsaw.....the midsized SF axe is great. It will do everything a hatchet will do and most of what a bigger axe would if you exclude the two heavy tasks I mentioned, splitting and felling. Limbing, small trees, even using like a knife in a pinch, it's just great. And I found that it carries almost as easily as a hatchet too, it's not all that heavy. Just a very handy tool. I own a chunk of raw land, an interesting combo of riverfront, wetland, woods and meadows, great wildlife habitat. I spend a lot of time just hanging around out there (20 miles from my back door) all four seasons of the year, and almost always have the SF axe with me when I do.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #3686
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jeesbus, someone stab a knife post in here before we lose this thread and it gets the axe

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #3687
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jeesbus, someone stab a knife post in here before we lose this thread and it gets the axe



Sorry about that! There used to be an axe or hatchet thread a couple years back, but it didn't last too long. Maybe I'll go hunt for it and bump it up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #3688
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Angry Scot is right, lets get back to knives, here's a Tanto I made in a workshop, D2 steel mar quenched, really great day and I would love to do it again.


Definitely need an axe thread :)
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:15 AM   #3689
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Definitely need an axe thread :)
there was one a little while ago but it went quiet, it shouldnt be too far back in 'shiny things'
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #3690
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Who makes a good pocket knife with the clip on the other side? I carry a Kershaw clipped in my right pocket which is my strong hand. I would prefer to have my knife in my left pocket as it is a little less obvious when opening.
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