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Old 09-02-2019, 07:39 PM
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I've found that this Vaygach Hatchet has become my favorite pac hatchet. Small, lightweight an very versatile. Sharp across the top and down the front.

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But a Gerber hatchet (the plastic handle at lows) and a Mora knife.
(~$20 and $10)

when you've worn those out you'll know.

No offense ment, but it's kinda like the guy new to long distance shooting g asking about precision rifles.

Get a factory rifle and wear out the barrel first.

Factory is pretty good these days.
No offense taken. Your logic makes complete sense. I can see the parallels with things I am proficient in. Thank you for the feedback
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This one has become my favorite:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vaughan-2...tchet/17474430

Easy to use, a great chopper, $20 bucks, found at every Wmart anywhere and an awesome thrower... Oh yeah, Made in USA.

I found an old one at a pawn shop for $2 bucks some time ago, nothing wrong with it just used and ugly, just for fun I want to remove the original handle and replace it with a longer one. When I get more time.

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Except the GI issue Woodsmans Pal everything pictured cost me less than $25 bucks each:



Stay away from the tacticool lookin hawks as they are too light and pretty much useless for anything other than killin Zombies. Not sure if they would be much good for that either...
The large tomahawk I bought just to be funny, the smaller one I have used and thrown a lot- it's ok.
But the ones that I have used the most are the Vaughan Half Hatchets, they chop and throw the best- for me. I have 3, I keep one in the Jeep also.

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Hultafors axe, pick the one you like, and a Glock knife. (or Mora knife if you are gay ... just kidding ... ... a bit... )
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I have carried and used Moras for years without a single complaint-serious. I have also been known to judge others as idiots and discounted everything they opine thereafter- kidding... ...a bit.
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I have carried and used Moras for years without a single complaint-serious.
If you use a knife for a knife purposes of slicing, the Mora's are great. Trouble is, some try to use knives as a wedge or ax.
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I have carried and used Moras for years without a single complaint-serious. I have also been known to judge others as idiots and discounted everything they opine thereafter- kidding... ...a bit.
Im just messing around. I do have a mora companion and it is a great knife, hard to beat at that price. Have several hultafors, cheaper Swedish knives similar to moras but with better stronger handles.
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Husqvarna 20 in. Wooden Curved Carpenter Axe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPJ13RB..._dWCEDb311ZSP9

19 in. axe is designed for carpentry and other wood work. Recess in the head gives you maximum control over the cutting edge. Made of hickory and hand-forged Swedish steel.
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Husqvarna 20 in. Wooden Curved Carpenter Axe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPJ13RB..._dWCEDb311ZSP9

19 in. axe is designed for carpentry and other wood work. Recess in the head gives you maximum control over the cutting edge. Made of hickory and hand-forged Swedish steel.
See I couldn't get in to a hultifors I owned because it didn't carve well.
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See I couldn't get in to a hultifors I owned because it didn't carve well.
I have the Husq, it's a great tool for the price, about 1/3 the cost of a Hult or Gruns and still forged sweedish steel
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I just want to add a couple of thoughts here:

If you are trying to be stealthy don't use a hatchet to get firewood. The chopping will give away your position to those whom you don't want to find you.

Also don't break a limb against a tree. That will give away you location also. There is usually a lot of small wrist or arm size wood laying on the ground you can get.

If you must cut firewood use a saw. It is a lot quieter and makes much less sound over a distance. If you are trying to be quiet and not found a fire ins't a good thing unless your body requires some heat to warm up or dry clothes and footwear.

My choice of wood cutting no matter the circumstances is a saw. It takes much less effort and is quieter in a camping situation with others. I like a long model SVEN SAW.

I have many hatchets and axes. Boys axes and full size axes. No, I don't have any expensive brands or models.

Hatchets and a SVEN SAW are in my SUV along with shovels. One is an entrenching tool/shovel and a round point short handle shovel.

My SUV is equipped for getting out of being badly stuck or being over night in the cold and rain.. Food, cooking and water are part of my preps. Sleeping bag and blankets.

I do see a need for a hatchet but given a choice I would have all three: good knife; good hatchet and SVEN Saw. I have all three in my SUV.


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I have several nice hatchets that I never use! (Youíre more likely to hurt your self with a hatchet than an axe when inexperienced in my opinion!)

I use the Council Tools Boys Axe, a full sized Dayton pattern Council Tools Axe. The Husqvarna Boys Axe sized one is nice too. The Boys Axe is the issued US Forest Service Axe last time I checked! Itís popular for a good reason!

A folding Silky Saw is very useful for sourcing wood!

Mora and many others make very useful knives! Focus on being able to sharpen your axe and knife as that skill and the skill in use will take you far!

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I just want to add a couple of thoughts here:

If you are trying to be stealthy don't use a hatchet to get firewood. The chopping will give away your position to those whom you don't want to find you.
If you're trying to be stealthy don't make a fire...
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SAK with saw and light hawk. All you need unless you are building a log cabin!
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If you're trying to be stealthy don't make a fire...
I suppose you could always just eat a Snickers bar. Not.
I get you though. But a five minute fire may heat a soup or coffee. Great morale boost.
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If you're trying to be stealthy don't make a fire...
I suppose you could always just eat a Snickers bar. Not.
I get you though. But a five minute fire may heat a soup or coffee. Great morale boost.
My bic lighter is one of those camoflage ones. So I have that covered.
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I have a Gerber Camp Axe that I've used for several years. Pretty handy, and with the slightly longer handle, it's possible to use two hands. (I think it's roughly the size of a Boys Axe). However, living in the south, as someone pointed out, the bigger issue here is under brush. For busting through brush, machetes are where it's at, especially if the brush can bite back. Last Christmas I picked up a Camilus $20 knife/shovel combo for $9 when all the bubble pack gift stuff goes on sale. So far the knife, a 10" bladed bolo style knife, has been a very good purchase for the price.

For my personal uses, the knife has turned out handier than the hatchet for every day stuff, but if I need the hatchet, I NEED the hatchet.
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