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Knife and Tool Discussion => Axes, Saws and Tomahawks => Topic started by: Dabberty on April 04, 2018, 11:19:24 PM

Title: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: Dabberty on April 04, 2018, 11:19:24 PM
My previous axe for my hiking trips which was in all means perfect for what I wanted and needed, sadly had it's handle broken.
that was 100% my fault, and I knew 95% that it would happen when I started throwing with it, but I took that 5% chance anyway as I was already thinking of preparing a new axe :-)

So, it needed all the same specs as the previous one, around 20 to 21 inches long, max 2.2 pounds, and a small 'beard' type so I can choke up on the head.
This gives me the opportunity to fell a tree if needed, portioning a fallen tree, process firewood, and carve at the camp fire.
In nothing it will be perfect, but in everything it will be working just fine, and that makes it perfect for me :-)

I'm not a believer in expensive new axes, as I think that the only thing and axe needs to be is sharp, the rest is up to skills of the user.

https://youtu.be/XGwIOALBVnc
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: Dabberty on April 04, 2018, 11:34:49 PM
Btw, this is the head I was asking some time ago about the ringing sound of it :-)
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on April 05, 2018, 07:51:49 AM
That is freakin' sweet Dabberty!  Nice video too and the music made me think the wood and steel were getting married!  LOL!  I hope they're together forever! 

That's a great looking axe though and the weight and length pairing seems right on. 

 :chopwood:
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: wsdstan on April 05, 2018, 08:54:48 AM
Great video Dabberty.  I remember the question about the ringing some time back.  This project sure turned out well.   You're set.  :choptree: :chopwood: 
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: wolfy on April 05, 2018, 01:06:50 PM
Through the generosity of an old friend, I have a bearded axe that is nearly identical to yours......it performs just as well as I suspect yours will! :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: imnukensc on April 05, 2018, 01:44:08 PM
Nice job on everything!
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: Unknown on April 05, 2018, 01:51:16 PM
Really cool Dab. i like it. Does the new shape give it a different ring?
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: Spyder1958 on April 06, 2018, 04:32:15 PM
Excellent job on that one bud. Hope it servers you well.
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: crashdive123 on April 07, 2018, 05:35:02 PM
Most excellent. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: SwampHanger on April 21, 2018, 02:54:43 PM
Thanks Dabberty I have wanted a bearded axe for a while. After this video I just hit up eBay and have a hatchet head on its way. It will be light but I think it will work well for adding to the carving kit. Not to mention it may spark interest with a few of my scouts for a project. Thanks again for making the great videos



Title: Re: Modifying and making the perfect axe for my hiking trips
Post by: Sarge on July 01, 2018, 06:39:27 PM
How did I miss this?!  Nice work Dabberty!!