Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Stevie, Feb 2, 2016.
You're very modest, Paul.
God forbid, memories of the wood shed.
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.
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?
I'd love to make a comment here.......
They work about as well as gaffer taping eating forks to your boots to climb an icefall.
I've found that to be OK up to iv*
*OK, I was a bit of a lettuce when climbing iv
They do work.
For about 1 minute... Then dull or break
Well, the ones I tried as a youth did.
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 .
Wetterling forest axe
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.
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.
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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