I really want an axe to call my own but I have no spare income and can't ask my parents for money. I really want something that can truly be mine and I could pass down to my children but I only have like 50 or so dollars saved. I don't want a synthetic handle because I've tried it out on other to tools and just can't get behind it. Sorry for the bad format, I'm on mobile. Any help /out/?
It's real sadboi hours out here
Buy a old, used axe head, costs couple of dollars. Then find some dead and seasoned piece of wood from the forest and start whittling. You'll end up with something horrible at first but you'll be doing it again soon because the handle will fail or the head will fly off. It's all part of the learning process. Eventually you'll have a working tool that didn't cost you anything. I'm actually kinda jealous, would be a cool project to see what kind of tool one can come up with with minimal cost. Shit, I might try that myself.
>>1493440Cold Steel Trail Boss 27 inch axe. Had mine for like two years. Just recently sanded the handle and applied Tung oil. The blade is a V nice shape and I have mine pretty sharp.
>>1493440>Live with your parents>No jobAnon what do you honestly need an axe for? It kind of only has two purposes: Knocking down trees and making firewood.As a non-property owner I think you could benefit more from a hatchet.
>>1493440comb through thrift stores of a quality axe head of your desired shape and sizebuy a hickory handle online in the shape and size you want or look at local hardware storehaft it yourself, probably the best and cheapest way to do it to be honest
You only have 50$ to your name and your main concern is finding a cool axe?
>>1493440>on mobileSell your phone and buy an axe
council tool boys axe, expensive axes are a meme
>>1493440If you can't afford a couple hundred dollar axe, why the fuck are you trying to get an heirloom? You're looking into it too early.
>>1493440>I could pass down to my childrenson, we all know you aren't going to be reproducing.
>>1493440>go to hardware store>buy $35 wood handled Michigan axe>keep it sharp >keep it clean>don't do stupid shit outside its intended useI'm going to leave out the part about handing it down to your kids, because you can't support a family and on the off chance you get some ho-bag pregnant the kid's stepdad will teach him what he needs to know.
>$50 in savingsMotherfucker, why is this even a question, you dont need an axe right now, you need to get your shit in order.
I've seen so much shilling from literally EVERYONE for Gransfors axes that it's getting a bit suspicious...Has the swedish jew paid everyone off to indicate there are no other high quality axes out there?
>>1494169nah man it's just a way for city dwellers to look and feel fashionably manly for their instragram and grinder profiles. it was once mesh back trucker caps, vinyl records, fixed gear cycles, and craft beer. Artisan axes are just the latest requirement for the lumbersexual in their quest for authenticity. Without an axe the flannel shirt, rolled cuff jeans, beards, and Blundstone boots just scream "HIPSTER", and the worst thing a hipster can ever be called is a hipster.
>>1493440Just get an old axe head at a yard sale or flea market (~5€, 10 if it's in really nice condition), some hickory or ash wood large enough to make the handle (10€ if you buy it) and put some work into it. Any new axe you'll get for 50 bucks is going to take much more work than restoring an old one.>I really want something that can truly be minerestoring an old axe to your own specifications is about as close as you can get unless you're a skilled blacksmith.>I could pass down to my childrenA good axe head lasts centuries. My three primary axes have heads from the 18th century (two of them) and the interwar era (the third) and still work just fine. They've all gotten new handles multiple times though.
>>1494169>>1494254I own one gransfors axe, and I am VERY unimpressed with it, needed to thin the grind a lot and thin the handle. not even hung very straight either. Its absolute larper gear
>>1494169Probably because they are the best production axe out there. >>1494320>and thin the handleThey have had the same profile going on a century now. They're made for men not soimen. I mean that's fucking ridiculous if that handle is too big for you. And if the axe head isn't straight that shit happens. The company is very open about fixing that.
>>1494322Well guys we just found someone who doesn't actually use an axe
>>1494329I do because I prefer axes over the trend of using bushcraft knives. To me it's a far superior tool for processing firewood. I haven't seen anything that's not a custom or a restored old piece that compares to the small forest axe.Now their sharpening stones/files while nice are pricy.
>>1494336Chopping a few bits of kindling and making feathersticks makes you an expert on axes does it?Gransfors handles are thick as fuck, and this is a problem because of shock. the fact you didn't know this and immediately assumed 'small hands lol' means you have never chopped for over 2 hours in your life. get learnt': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1n8lFmE7RE&t=287sTheir grinds are crap from the factory because they are way too thick. In this video you can see a much cheaper rinaldi demolish the much heavier scandinavian axe because the rinaldi has a thinner grind, there is no magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TdggZYSCfk&t=34s
>>1494342>Gransfors handles are thick as fuck,>post a soiboi chopping woodKid, I have axes from the turn of the century, some with the same handle still. They are the same thickness or thicker than the Gränsfors. If that handle is too think for you got bigger problem like your wrists breaking.>Their grinds are crap from the factory because they are way too thickIf you don't like that kind of grind I don't know what to tell you since the thicker grinds are a lot better in general then the pick axes grinds you see on modern axes. That's standard across European axes and early american axes.Oh and I fully agree that if your test of an axe is walking out in your backyard and hacking away at a dead tree like a retard in your larp gear or favorite brand T then the slimmer profiles do that better. There's a whole family of axes made just for that task. If you want to do actual real tasks like processing firewood you don't want that garbage.
>>1494342beard and a flannel shirt. he must know a lot about axes
>>1494346>That's standard across European axes and early american axes.Not him, but while I don't know about american axes, that's simply not true for european axes. In (northern and central) europe, most axes (basically everything that isn't either 10€ china scrap or meant for splitting) have a thin, often even hollow grinds. most carpenter's axes are hollow and sharp enough to shave with and felling, planing and carving axes usually have a flat or hollow grind as well.
>>1494401He does, cuts a lot of wood with one
>an heirloom axe>heirloom>axeAre you brain damaged? 1) I think you should bigger concerns than getting a potential heirloom given your living conditions and savings2) it's a utility tool, unless your getting Thorvald Thorvaldson's viking axe from 800 A.D. it's hardly worth passing on. Just get a hatchet from Home Depot for like, $15 it'll serve you better in the long run.
Axes aren't heirlooms, they are tools and there is a lot of types for a lot of different jobs and different woods
>>1493440Invest your 50 dollars into something that can earn you money and save the larping for when you can afford it, without your parents
>>1494371>>1494419Show me a picture of a non modern european axe with this profile that's meant for tree cutting.
>>1494460What do you want, an old european axe, an old non european axe, or an old non european axe?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE2klxBE8QM&list=FLFuQG2KIdIbvS6YQTODmz3g&index=3&t=915s
>>1494346gansfors american felling axe vs stock tuatahi handle, bear in mind the gransfors is intended for a 3.5lb axe and the tutahi is left thick for extra control racing. its thicc trash, period
>>1494346>>1494322Thinned gransfors grind (stock was much thicker) vs council tool boys axe. One was £25 and comes with a far better handle too, gues which one that was?
>>1494485Maybe look up hewing and splitting axe kid. Then you'll know why they are narrow and why I don't use them.>>1494489>>1494490>>1494492>racing axesI'm loving how you kids go out of your way to compare an axe that in absolutely and I mean absolutely has no comparison to another. Like one idiot is trying to say a hewing axe is better than a hatchet and you're now talking about racing axes. Racing axes handles need to small...
>>1494496Why do racing axe handles need to be small and not work axes? This is double down bullshit. You know what buddy keep paying ludicrous money on literal TRASH if you want but every time you try to shill and convince others to do the same its embarrassing
>>1494498That means a lot. Keep telling me how I should use a hewing axe for firewood work.>Why do racing axe handles need to be small and not work axes?Go watch a video. See how they are used and held.
>>1494500Your the only one talking about hewing axes. No I want you to explain why a massively thick handle is better for work so i can be amused by your no doubt retarded and based off fuck all argument
>>1494502Because a heavy axe and correctly sized handle is comfortable and easy to control. Racing axes it's all about resetting as fast as you can for the next swing.>Your the only one talking about hewing axesAgain, at least two anons including you are talking about narrow profile axes and one of them posted a video of a hewing axe,
>>1494503wasn't a hewing axe, it was a medieval chopping axe he just so happened to do some carpentry with. Narrow profiles are excellent fro chopping. > Racing axes it's all about resetting as fast as you can for the next swingkek, you really are clueless. How does a 'thin' handle help that exactly? how does a thick handle improve normal work? lmao here
>>1494505>wasn't a hewing axe, it was a medieval chopping axeMan I fucked up the terminology of a two tools used for the same task. Fuck me big time.>kek, you really are clueless. How does a 'thin' handle help that exactly? how does a thick handle improve normal work? lmao hereGee I don't know soikid? How could having less mass to move around allow you to reset for another swing faster? Hmm this is going to require a lot of thought.Any axe with a thin handle is not meant for serious work. Along with being uncomfortable, that shit is just going to break when you miss strike. Really not sure why this needs explaining.
>>1494510>miss strikeaxeman worth his salt doesn't miss>less mass to move aroundNo, just no. I know a few guys who race and they like their handles thicker than normal for controlI would recommend lurking more larper boy, but you can continue to argue if you want, im up for another laugh
>>1494511>lol just don't miss!That's easy for you suburbanite. Trying to have that kind of hand eye coordination when your wet in sub freezing temps is tough. It's tough any time of the year really when you've been going all day long.>I know a few guys who race and they like their handles thicker than normal for controlIt's almost like some people have personal preference.
>>1494514>Dont misshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc0mdjknbPM&t=767sdo you think this bloke ever misses? fuck off and come back when you can actually swing an axeFor racing you can put up with a bit thicker because its used for a short time. For work axes however if your personal preference is tennis elbow then go right ahead!
>>1494518All the men in that video are swinging axes with handles thicker than your soiwirsts would ever handle.
>>1494519look pretty thin to me faglord.
>>1494522Nope. Those double headed axes in particular have thick handles. At least the American ones like that.
>>1494524You got fucking calipers that can measure a video? says the man who thinks missing is normal and not just poor skill
>>1494526>You got fucking calipers that can measure a video?No I have actual experience with axes of that time period.
>>1494527So you would know it was common practice of professional loggers to take a new axe, thin the handle and grind then?
>>1494535There's tons of customized handles from that period. But almost all of them are thick by your standards/race axe standards.
>>1494536They may be a bit thicker because they are 36'' normally, which as more flex. But bringing it back to a gransfors 32" with zero flex at all, that is TRASH. You still have not provided a single advantage of thicker handles other than coping with your lack of skill
>>1493440Council tool is probably the best you can get for your budget. But like others said, if you have $50 in savings it isn't something I would focus on.>>1494322>>1494419>>1494346In the old days axe handles were thin, thin handles absorb shock better. Thick handles are a modern thing.
>>1494552>In the old days axe handles were thin, thin handles absorb shock better. Thick handles are a modern thing.Actual examples of the time period say otherwise, champ. Unless you're talking about something pre 19th century.
>>1494554Late 19th early 20th most pictures I've seen show thinner handles. That's when American logging was at its peak. There are a lot of old. Books showing that also.
>>1494561I have/have had real axes from then. They tend to be my favorite. Their handles are not thin. None of them really ever came with a thin handle either.
>>1494554These handles look thin as fuckStop trying to shill for crap handles
>>1494563Again, super thin. When are you going to post a single picture, video or book source, since so far you have provided nothing except your own bullshit
>>1494564>>1494565You can tell from the pictures those are not thin handles. Go actually hold one of these axes. Is this some kind of troll I'm unaware of or are you kids really this ignorant about axes?
>>1494569SHOW SOME FUCKING EVIDENCE FOR ANYTHING YOU SAY JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
>>1494569They are thin and curved, as are most depictions from the time. If you have an axe from that time it most likely doesn't have an original handle on it, thin handles absorb shock better and are less prone the breaking.
>>1494571What do you want kid? Me to scan the books I have? Go fuck yourself. You can google this information. Military and RR axes have detailed information about the handles.They're about the same as Gränsfors Bruks except shape differences.
>>1494577Thin handles crack. And no those axes do not use thin handles.What retard are you parroting this shit from?
>>1494578BULL FUCKING SHIT. send link or FUCK RIGHT OFF CUNT
>>1494580Go read a book nigger.
>>1494581What like this one? ya fucking inbred retard
>>1494582>>1494583Now compare the width of the handle to a modern axe like a fiskers or some other polymer shit. They're far wider.
>>1494586I have my great grandfathers axe, handle is thin as fuck compared to gransfors or anything modern. Again, back up your claim or fuck right off. Its clear you are a larping collector who hasn't chopped a cord in their life otherwise you wouldn't be claiming such nonsense and bullshit
>>1494591Never shown you any hewing axes cunt. Your origional handles do not exist untill you post a fucking picture. The very book i linked has no recommended handle thickness, but does explicitly state a handle that does not flex will fuck you up. It is clear that you do not use axes, but also do not even have the mental capacity to comprehend the sources i have provided. You are fucking retarded beyond belief
Newfag here, should is it bad if i sharpen only the tip of the axe blade? Am i supposed to sharpen the entire bevel? Just got an estwing and sharpened it up nice but most things online mention sharpening the entire bevel and having it be smooth.
>>1493460But it costs a couple of dollars
>>1493460>costs a couple of dollarsmaybe 5 years ago
>the axe experts are at it again
jesus what is this shit I started just by asking about Gransfors axes
>>1494693it's what you get for asking about axes on /out/it's mostly about good axemanship, thin handles, old-timey pictures of choppers and giving answers to questions no one askedit's almost baton level memeing
>>1494693If you want an answer, there's a huge gear elitism not just here but on the internet over all. LARPers buy it because it's da best and then shill it to other people who then shill it because it's da best.
>wants to buy an axe to have an heirloom for his kidsthat's not how heirlooms are madethere's nothing valuable about an axe you kept in your closet and never used your whole life
>>1494006This, anon. I have the 28" boy's axe and a hatchet from Council Tool. Excellent axes. I'd recommended conditioning the handle by sanding it down to remove lacquer and using some low grit to pit some purchase on the palm swell before oiling, but they make great axes and they're very affordable.
Just make one out of stick and stone. It's not hard.
When it comes to axes, everyone does everything wrong and youre a retard for any reason. No winning in this game.
>>1494552this might be total bullshit but I remember reading somewhere that it was because of the hickory itself. Old hickory was more dense, had tighter grain and was stronger than what is harvested now. supposedly has something to do with the way trees are grown now vs in a natural forest. The old handles could be thinner than modern handles and still have the same strength.
>>1495830this is true
>>1494346>>1494401>talking shit about Steven fucking EdholmIs it summer yet? I think it is.
>>1495830This is true about pretty much any wood material nowdays though. A vast majority of trees used to produce raw material are cultivated and grown as fast as possible for monetary gain which makes them weak. In turn it's sort of cool to hunt for material that's grown naturally for dat sweet premium quality wood. Like a treasure hunt.
Hello everyone, I'm a loser who recently started enjoying the outdoors.How do I chop small sticks with my hatchet? I've laid them flat to split but there's gotta be a better way
>>1495830Maybe old hickory was slightly better quality but you can still shave down most stock handles to about half their original thickness with no issues
>>1494609>>1494609Depends on where you live. Plenty of flea markets in poorer coal states have rusted tools out the ass still. Got a decent wood plane from the 70s for $3 and an axehead for $5.
>>1495830It doesn't matter. I've made handles as thin as old ones out of red oak and red oak no matter how you cut it is way weaker than hickory. For example, I have a black walnut handle on a 3lb head that's 3/4ths of an inch thick.>>1494691The thick handle retards are at it again, more like it. "Muh bitch hands! Muh thin handles are weak!", ignoring how distributed stress across the length of a handle rather than at the eye makes it stronger rather than weaker.>>1494693It happens literally every time someone brings up axes, just learn to expect it next time.
>>1495891Stick the hatchet in the top of what you want to split and smack it into another log. >>1495879This, skill cult is based.
>>1494401>>1494346>Not knowing Steven EdholmYikes.
>>1495944> distributed stress across the length of a handleI don't want to participate in this special Olympics discipline, but why would one care about stress distribution? You don't lean on that handle like you do on a showel, you accelerate the axe head and let it fall, gently controlling the direction. This is what I thought proper chopping skill is.
>>1495963Your handle takes a significant amount of impact and shock as it hits, a thin handle can flex much easier meaning its less likely to break.
>>1495963I couldn't tell you why, as I'm not a physicist, but the mere fact that hand shock exists because of handle flex and that handles can break at all proves that the handle takes some out of stress. If a handle takes stress then the stress must be distributed across points here and there. By making the handle thin enough to bend across its length you're taking some amount of stress located at the eye and spreading it rather than concentrating it at the transition between the eye of the axe and the far thicker handle.
>>1495963For a more in depth explanation have a blogpost by Steven Edholm.http://skillcult.com/blog/axe-handle-eye-breakageOr the video on his channel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJgRvHbEMM
>>1495963you're forgetting the fact that the handle itself has momentum as well
Is this the correct form for cutting smaller stuff with a hatchet? Downward angled swing and then horizontal to chip off wood?
>>1493440It's not "nice" per se, but it will do the trick and last if you're good to ithttps://www.amazon.com/Marbles-MR701SB-Camp-Axe/dp/B07NKN5S61price has doubled since I purchased mine a few years ago
>>1496105>price has doubled since I purchased mine a few years agoWelcome to the world of axes, where the price goes higher and higher every day. Soon they'll be at "low end" $150 knife levels for a council tool.
>>1496099Yes you got it
>>1496111I think the main problem is clueless internet reviewers and consumers who make a big deal over aesthetics and out of the box sharpness and outher shit that doesnt matter and the manufacturers are trying to please these people, putting more resources into quality control and returns and having to jack up the price as a result.
>>1494500>can't take criticism of his propertygo back to r/camping
does anyone know the name of the type of a axe that has a normal head but has a hoe on the back? I've been meaning to buy one but can't for the life of me remember what it is called.
>>1493440Estwing Sportsman or Husqvarna 13"???
>>1496220Estwing,the Husqvarnas are to big for what they are.
>>1496260I dunno, I use their 2lb head on a 14" handle for basically everything and it works fine. Even if I chop for hours.
>>1496270They weigh almost as much as a full size axe and have a shit handle.
>>1496300Shit handle I might give as it's a swedish axe and modern swedish axes all have shit handles but like I've said I use almost boys axe weight heads on handles that short and it's worked out fine for me. Unless the things are 2.5-3lbs I don't see whats the big deal.
>>1496302Actually from Dudley Cook, The Ax Book
>>1496301Because it's heavy for no reason, you'll get as much splitting performance out of a lighter hatchet like the estwing or a fiskars especially if you're carrying it around. It's a cheap Swedish axe, it's bit particularly good.https://youtu.be/dK6Ad0uoVqw
>>1496311Fair enough man. I use hatchets for carving and shit, not splitting anything really at all, and haven't really had a problem but hey you do you.
>>1496313I thought you said splitting, if you want something for carving Husqvarna is even worse. There aren't many great low end hatchet on the market so I can't really suggest anything. Maybe council tool? Thiqq hatchet handle and bad head shape for it.
>>1496316I'm not the person asking for advice. I have a hatchet for carving. It's the 26" husqvarna head attached to a 14" handle with the cheeks thinned down massively to the point of probably being too thin for anything but carving.
>>1496320Ah, well if you're willing to put some effort in they can be good but I dunno for most people I just suggest otherwise.
What are those weird japanese hatchets called? Are they actually useful
>>1496392It's called a Nata. Personally I'd just get an axe but hey, give it a try. If it was used for hundreds and hundreds of years it probably is decent for what it was used for, which was splitting kindling and chopping small branches.
>>1495879>>1495960He could be Jesus Fucking Christ, white boy + dreads = opinion irreverent
>>1495830Old growth trees have a much stronger grain structure than young ones. Old growth forests stopped being available for general logging in the 60's. Hence the degradation in quality of pretty much everything wood these days.
>>1496423(you) retarded+inbred=opinion irrelevant
>>1493440You could find a decent axe head and rehandle it. What I did for my Pulaski and have an Adze hoe arriving tomorrow to handle for my dad. Also finished sheaths for everything.
>>1496210>>1496215If pic related is what you're thinking of it is indeed a Pulaski as anon stated.
>>1496210It’s called a Pulaski and is a tool mainly used in wildland firefighting. Hoe for digging fire break axe head for stubborn roots.
Prandi axes any good?
>>1499674Only person I've seen use them long term is wranglerstar. He had like 13 and all the handles came loose. They are pretty affordable though, just not enough reviews to see. Maybe get one and tell us how you like it, other wise in that price range the marbles ones have a lot of positive reviews for same price range.
>>1493440can this thing split or will it break?I know it's not designed to excel at splitting but it's light and I mostly do woodcraft but I need to do a tiny bit to start a fire can it split a few small chunks for kindling without the blade snapping off?
Hultafors if you want traditionalFiskars if you want pure practical
>>1501018For Hultafors, would the forest axe or the hunting axe be better for a general camping/ backpacking axe?
>>1501583Forest axe. Check out council tool Boys also.
Finished and handled the Adze hoe. Not really an axe, but still used for cutting. Hopefully putting it and the Pulaski to work this weekend removing a bunch of blackberry and brush.
>>1501858Works amazingly! Fuck blackberry and everything it stands for
>>1493440Just get a cheap ol' Estwing camp axe. It may not be "heirloom" quality, but I can guarantee it will most likely outlast me.
>>1493460How do i get an old axe head in working condition
>>1503489Buy on eBay or flea market, put on handle, sharpen.
>>149408010/10. Let’s be honest though, you’re assuming the hoe he (theoretically) knocks up will get the kid a stepdad.
>>1493440Anon, I think you should focus on saving your money so you can afford your own house to have children. The axe can wait.
>>1493440No, you don't. Axes are overrated.However, if you really want something special, make one yourself.
>>1493460>head will fly off.And hit your head and you'll die
>>1493460Not OP, but I had a brand new hatchet where the head flew off the first time I used it. I'm now trying to decide what to do. I need to either buy a new tomahawk, hatchet, or camp axe or carve a new handle with a pocket knife.
On a related note where do I get a stump from? I have a whole bunch of firewood and an axe to cut it but I don't have anything to cut it on
>>1504767From a tree
>>1504943How do I get it nice and flat on the top and bottom if I don't have access to a chainsaw?
>>1493440Once you get to high school you can get a part time job, faggot
What is the optimal length for a general-use camping/hiking hatchet/axe?
>>1495884This anon is correct. t. carpenter
I have a really small ~11" hatchet. I'm having trouble splitting wood with it. Working with some logs maybe 4" across, about 18" long. Tried splitting them standing up, tried putting the log between my legs, tried golf swing, nothing seems to work. I can bite into the wood good enough to get the hatchet stuck, but I'm not able to get any cracks propagating through the wood.What's my issue? Obviously it would be easier with a larger tool, but I've seen people split much larger logs with a hatchet this size using similar techniques. Is my technique bad? Edge alignment off? Maybe it's not sharp enough? Am I not using enough force?
>>1510440Actually wow I'm bad at eyeballing things, measured one of the logs and it's closer to 8" across
I’m glad this thread exists, I have a about 50 axes hanging up in my shed. I’ll post them tomorrow.
>>1510440Try to stick the hatchet in and then hit the log itself onto your surface.
>>1510483I've tried that, and it works (albeit slowly). I find the problem doing that is the hatchet tends to slip into the crack so that it's actually the handle stuck in the crack, with the head sticking out the other side.
>>1493440fiskars x7 is all you need on a trail (assuming you need it) it will fall short if you want to build a log cabin...
Should my axe have a perfectly rounded grind or is it okay if there is a regular kind of edge at the very tip with flats?
>yfw just purchased a gransfors bruks small forest axe and open this thread
>>1513282WTF is up with that oil-slick at his hairline? WTF does he do spray paint his fucking hair black?Holy shit. Vanity is a motherfucker.
>>1503489You buy/find/recieve one that isnt in working condition and you fix it. At least here in Finland there are old rusty axe heads basically everywhere. You can get them at flea markets for cents and people will just give them to you if you ask nicely. A lot of them are good steel too, just needs to be sanded, grinded and quenched.
>>1510453You fucking lying sack of things that lie
>>1503737Whatever, punk bitch
>>1494254what the fuck is he wearing? Is this peak homosexuality?
>>1505309Just buy a chansaw.
Why does nobody use carpenters hatchets for /out/door activities? Having an actual hammer head and an axe head in one tool seems pretty useful for camping
>axe threadWhy would anyone /out/ing need an axe for? Just pick up wood that's lying on the ground if you want a camp fire.
>>1494538And that's why I'm using an axe with a floppy handle.
My baby boy
>>1515200Sry wrng pic
>>1494538shit i just got a 19'' hatchet. whelp
>>1515201take steel wool and get rid of that rust and then treat the metal and coat in oil regularly you discusting piece of shit
>>1515226The rust comes off with use you're the larper don't call me disgusting. Your grandfather would be ashamed of you, my grandfather gave me that just as is. It's not a piece of jewelry gas boy its a tool. An outdoor tool at that
>>1515252>it's a tool>so I don't need to maintain itHave fun with your pitted slab of steel. Shame it'll likely not be usable come time to pass it down to your children.
>>1515226>>1515252See this? That's the exact reason why I never bother with giving advice on 4chan - nine out of ten times instead of even considering they could be wrong, they just make excuses and throw a tantrum. Criticizing people is a waste of time if they aren't mature enough to listen.
>>1515409*Calls him a disgusting piece of shit right off the bat* *thinks he's the one throwing a tantrum* *is retarded*
>>1515252>I know my grandson had an absentee father but I have faith that if I give him this rusted axe he'll know how to restore it, take care of it and make me proud.>A man in my family would know how to take care of his tools after all.Do you want to let down your grandfather?
>>1515564You're retarded and not worth the effort of a response, save for "you're retarded"
>>1515506>implying anonymous user is anonymous user
>>1515506he's been spamming his rusty ass axe. this isn't our first tussle. i started out polite
>>1515778All my tools are rusty baby girl
>>1515788Who hurt you?
>>1515791The problem is a lack of hurt. You weren't beaten nearly severely or often enough as a child. Now you're a fag with no common sense who apparently thinks a hole digger needs a mirror polish
>>1515796alright you're a troll m8 no more yoos
>>1515915No I'm dead serious
I made theseNot really made from scratch but just lenghtened the bit with portions of spring steel
>>1494169I like Hults Bruk, and for something a little more affordable Husqvarna
>>1514795Thats what roofers use
>>1515788those are your dad's tools, kiddo.
>>1516632they look pretty good, the handles could use a bit of shaping though unless you were going for that medieval square aesthetic
Imagine being such a fag, that you think you need a mirror polish to have a clean tool; instead of just not being a disgusting lazy slob and keeping them clean and dry when not in use. A rusted tool of any kind is a sign of incompetence at a very basic level.
Steal one like a proper juvenile delinquent poor fag would.
well you axebros are car campers? why don't you stay in the basement then?
>>1500728some kind of tomahawk?i use my norse hawk for splitting sometimes, nothing too large in diameter though, larger stuff i can get a batoning log and slide the head off to use it like a wedge and it works pretty good
>>1500728It's a serbian or bulgarian axe, we use them for everything including splitting >>1516632
>>1519713Go home Mr. Fox you're drunk.
>>1493846You can make an axe a hatchet by giving it a smaller handle, no trouble. OP should go to a farmer's market or auctionhouse, at least in the UK there's always old axes, axeheads and general handtools going. Even a second hand store might have one.
>>1494254B-but blundstones are comfy Anon
>>1519713That's not as true anymore pap, hults bruks stuff is only like 75% the cost at best now, besides 95% everything made in swedish axe forges is made in a hults bruks forge except for granfors which is made in the old wetterling forges and the granfors forges
>>1519713what is production finish?
>>1494538ah this is why I used to like using the lighter axe we had rather than the bloody block splitter with thick handle. that thick handle the shock goes through your whole body if you are trying to split tougher wood.
>>1519713Replace hults with council tool
>>1520109Hults has 2 grades, the cheaper 'agdor' and the gransfors esque forged finish ones. You can get the sandblasted agdor ones for £35-£45, whilst the equivalent gransfors model will be £120-£150
>>1520300In the US they all run around the same price. The US axe market is fucked.
>>1494254Fuck you my blundstones are sexy af
>>1520495seems to be better than oz m8. seems like fiskars is the way to go here, although i'd prefer a traditional hipster axe.
>>1493440>Silverline axe bought at hardware store 14€>Good steel, good handle>Shitty polyurethane coating on handle and shitty edge >File edge, sandpaper away the coating (file costs 3€, sandpaper 2€)>Apply cooked linseed oil on handle and head Now you have a nice axe and a file to keep it sharp
>>1521101Did similar to a $15 bi-mart hatchett. Used gun bluing too. Plaza sells some really good double boiled linseed oil on Amazon that you can use without gloves. Takes longer to dry, but the smell alone is worth it.
>>1523623Y-your saying that you can't use normal linseed oil without gloves?
>>1523719No it's chemically treated, and the chemicals are bad for you.
>>1523623Danish oil aka polymerized linseed oil dries about the same time without the toxic chemicals.
>>1524740>>1523882It's too late for me guysTell me it won't be painful
>>1524860Really only an issue if you do it over years, kinda like smoking. More importantly chemically treated BLO smells like cat piss so I don't know why you'd use it gloveless. Get DBLO, and you'll never look back.
>>1493460A good ax literally costs no more than 40 bucks lmao nigga wtf
Council Tool 19" vs Husqvarna 19"?
>>1494346Imagine getting this btfo
>>1494500I dont know what you guys are talking about but even I can tell youre wrong
>>1494578You are unbelievably stupid
>>1526109Council tool is way better design wise.
>>1526252Honestly from the pictures they look almost identical, what makes the council tool better?
>>1526263Better design from most reviews I've seen. Council tool is good to go out of the box but the handle etc on Husqvarna is a lot worse. Council tool is forged rather than hand made so for the price it makes more sense.
What's a good lightweight hatchet that won't break the first use. Money's no issue.
>>1526272>forged rather than hand-made?
>>1526279Hand made for $50 usually doesn't mean it's that great.https://youtu.be/dK6Ad0uoVqwJust watch this, same guy has a council tool Boys axe review and a series where he makes the Husqvarna usable. Council tool overall is a better designed tool, Husqvarna is only good if it's your only option although there are worse axes like Stihl or bahco.
>>1526284But isn't a forged tool by definition hand-made?
>>1526284stihl are great fag. nice vid tho.
>>1526294Stihl sucks, heavy and shit handle.
>>1526297fair nough, i'm learning, however the stihl we always had at home for splitting firewood, the handle pretty flexible and sure it was heavy but the heft can help sometimes. I guess i should learn some technique.
>>1526284Well I think I'm sold on Council Tool but I've realized they make both a 16" and a 19", and I'm indecisive again.
>>1514795I've been using one for carving. A cheap Ace Hardware hatchet. I stripped the paint with a wire wheel, reground the head to be much thinner/flatter, and then sharpened it. So far very good for woodworking, and I can't think of anything I'd do camping that this would have a problem with. Usually when I camp I don't need to process a lot of wood. If I did, I'd use a saw and a knife (in b4 bitching about the batonning meme). The thing is, for beginners, an axe is safer than a hatchet. It's also more versatile.
>>1515252Electrolysis, citric acid, or steel wool. Seriously, learn some fucking respect. That axe should be properly maintained, especially a nice one like a norlund. Oh, and learn to fucking sharpen it regularly. That edge is filthy from neglect. Gramps didn't storm the beaches of Normandy so you could sit on your lazy ass and let his hard work rust away.
>>1524860You'll be fine. Just stay away from mirrors and ignore the looks on people's faces when they see you on the street.
I bought a 19" council tool
>already posted in another thread but fuck itthinking of getting pic relatedwhy not something better? i'm a poorfag trying to get into /out/how fucked am I?
>>1528569You don't need an hatchet to go /out/ If you really have to spend money get a folding saw, it's easier to use and your noob ass won't hurt itself alone innawoods
>>1526869>>1526943Just came in. Haven't had a chance to use it yet obviously but it seems pretty nice. Good weight & balance, very comfortable handle shape. The handswell is a bit rough, but that's nothing a little work can't fix. Also not razor sharp, but I suppose an axe doesn't necessarily need to be. Just gotta get some linseed oil or something to put a finish on it.
>>1529181I wrote one thing about axes, one Did you get the fucking file I talked about?Splitting axes don't need to be sharp, but there's written "woodcraft" right on the handle Am I a joke to you? Go fetch a file and sharpen that think like a good christian would do
>>1529343What the fuck are you on about schizo? Anyway, of course I own a bastard file. Never speak to me or my axe ever again.
>>1494254>grinder profilesok, I laughed. city slickers btfo
Can you be more faggot than the axefags?>muh thin handle>muh ergonomics
>>1504767Some places will sell you a stump. Like if you found a local firewood supplier I'm sure you could buy one off them.
got this axe cutting great, doubt a saw could keep up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFIvnsOa2pM&t=194s
>>1531757You'd be surprised how fast a good pocket saw can cut. Personally I took down an hazelnut branch around 4/5 inches thick in no more than 30 seconds. I was quite amazed, now I carry it all the time Only downside is that it is a bitch to keep the teeth sharp
>>1534059yeah got a silky saw, its good, but honestly i find them to be slower in the long run
someone build this for the batoning championships
>>1534775>>1534773Looks like a steaming pile of shit.>shill
>>1534773Putting a lot of moving parts on something supposed to be smashed against stuff really looks like a good idea >Don't worry chips of wood, mud and vegetation won't get stuck in the bearings
>>1534833Works in MHW, might as well work irl
>>1534835MHW is the game where you have 13feet tall shooting axes?