Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    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.
  2. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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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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  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Nice axes! I especially like that you laid them on your handloading bench to photograph them! :lol3 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.
  4. AngryScot

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    jeesbus, someone stab a knife post in here before we lose this thread and it gets the axe :hide :lol3

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  5. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    :lol3

    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.
  6. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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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.
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    Definitely need an axe thread :)
  7. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    there was one a little while ago but it went quiet, it shouldnt be too far back in 'shiny things'
  8. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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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.
  9. maloosik

    maloosik Squishimus Squidimus

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    Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, ZT, are some. Many are ambidextrous as the clips can be positioned tip up or down and for left or right hand (pocket) carry. Just pay attention to the specs or look at the scales for the clip holes.



  10. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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    Do you mean you want to open it with your weak hand or cross draw?
  11. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    I had a small Gerber that I could open with my weak hand very quickly, after some practice. Carried that Gerber for years in my left pocket. Then I decided that I needed something a little larger which is why I ended up with the Kershaw. I just always reach to my left pocket for my knife (old guy set in his ways).
  12. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I went back about 40 pages in Shiny Things and couldn't find it. Maybe it's further back than that. The search engine on this site didn't help, nor did my cursory search of advrider on google. Maybe we ought to start a new one. BTW, there are some great old moribund threads on many topics of interest to the asylum, lots of stuff covered that is getting rehashed periodically.
  13. Barman

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    Maybe bump one of these up. :dunno http://www.google.com/search?source...pw.r_qf.&fp=b8685a810d33f364&biw=1093&bih=474
    I appreciated the brief foray into axes and hatchets here. It would be nice to have an active thread. :evil
  14. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    bling bling....

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    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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  18. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Nah, more of a corset/yoni fetish from what I can tell. The craftsmanship is superb, as is the artistic vision.
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    Nice. Unique. I want one.
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