Good all round axe. Help please

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Stevie, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    You're very modest, Paul.:oops:
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  2. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    God forbid, memories of the wood shed.:eek:
  3. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Your assumption is basically correct. The leuku is just the right weight and size to process the birch which is quite spindly with any altitude. Birch is by far the most important resource after reindeer and the knife shape has been tuned over centuries to be as light and as capable as possible, able to do everything including skinning and defence. Fuel for the fire and shelter poles will generally never be more than ~50mm diameter.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    At the risk of sounding like a knob (not that this has been a deterrence previously) are the flexible steel wire wood cutters just ***** or do they work; I just imagine they would be lighter?
  5. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    I'd love to make a comment here.......:hilarious:
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  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    They work about as well as gaffer taping eating forks to your boots to climb an icefall.
  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've found that to be OK up to iv*





    *OK, I was a bit of a lettuce when climbing iv :oops:
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  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    They do work.

    For about 1 minute... Then dull or break
    Well, the ones I tried as a youth did.
  9. seanhdly

    seanhdly Trekker

    I have a hultafors hunting axe great for chopping decent size logs for my multifuel burner at home , and i use a lighter wilkinson sword one for kindling , got hulta from ebay for va very good price .
  10. Creamy

    Creamy Section Hiker

    Wetterling forest axe

    The end!!!!
  11. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    Late reply, but I really like billhooks for light brush clearing ect. Or even what Dad calls a "slasher" which is a billhook like blade on a long pole. I have no idea how old these are, but I think they his parents' at least.
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  12. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Blast from the past!

    Funnily enough last winter and this I've used the tools described below much more again last winter and this, due to getting asked to do more hedgelaying again. Last winter several hundred metres. This week steeped 50m over 3days - Young hazel I planted on a garden boundary 7 years ago.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
  13. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    For a well made british axe, take a look at Robin Wood's bushcraft axe https://wood-tools.co.uk/tools/bushcraft-axe/ I have both this and the carving axe, beautifully made.

    Oh and a folding silky saw, which I'm never without in the woods, that or my fixed silky saw.
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