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Offline hayshaker

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short handled survival axe
« on: January 27, 2017, 06:35:21 AM »
i've been seeing around these short handled axes has anyone ever tried them out?
i guess this is a time i make one and see, do the review in the shop.
i would like others input here as well though. i must say it will be thin as i
have very limited stock to work from.

Offline xj35s

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Re: short handled survival axe
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:19:19 AM »
I got to use a very short handled one from walmart. bear grylis or UST not sure. No power in it. You could do more work accidentally dropping a Fiskars X7 than with this little thing.
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Offline Moe M.

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Re: short handled survival axe
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 12:07:21 PM »

  There are a few popular makers like Granfors Bruks, Wetterlings, and I think Condor that make what is called a "Hand Axe",  they usually have a head weight of about one pound give or take and handles 7"~ 10" inches long,  they are mainly used for carving,  I've seen a couple of videos of them being used to process small wrist size pieces of fire wood,  and one of a guy using one to rough out a bowl.
  I had a GB Mini that weighed a little over a pound in total including the 10" handle, it did have some specific uses but it really didn't offer much more than any good 4" butting edge bushcraft type knife.     
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