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Old 03-04-2020, 06:33 PM
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Here's a review I did on my hatchet Enjoy....

https://youtu.be/FgzXAdS1ULk
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Do you mind posting a link to where you bought it?
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I posted a few links in the video comments.
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Nice review. Thank you
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First off it is nice to see a video where someone splitting small wood with a hatchet correctly. I can see for your use it working . Your video is well made and your reasoning sound. In general there is a reason that Scandinavian settlers went away from bearded axes once here . They are great for soft wood of the Scandinavian forest They lack strength weight and the connections between the head and handle isn't strong enough for hard wood they found . They don't have the weight to bite deep in hardwoods. With the early metal alloys used originally used the beards broke off and the handle to head connections don't stand up to levering out of hardwood
I love the elegant look of a bearded axe they are great for softwoods and carvings but for me at least there are better axes . I don't back pack anymore 30 + years of being a tradesmen has taken its toll on my knees and feet . But when I did an axe is one place I would deal with a little more weight to have a more useful tool I often carried a 2 lb boys axe on a 24 inch handle. Granted in the late 70's early 80's the attitude on cutting trees was different
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First off it is nice to see a video where someone splitting small wood with a hatchet correctly. I can see for your use it working . Your video is well made and your reasoning sound. In general there is a reason that Scandinavian settlers went away from bearded axes once here . They are great for soft wood of the Scandinavian forest They lack strength weight and the connections between the head and handle isn't strong enough for hard wood they found . They don't have the weight to bite deep in hardwoods. With the early metal alloys used originally used the beards broke off and the handle to head connections don't stand up to levering out of hardwood
I love the elegant look of a bearded axe they are great for softwoods and carvings but for me at least there are better axes . I don't back pack anymore 30 + years of being a tradesmen has taken its toll on my knees and feet . But when I did an axe is one place I would deal with a little more weight to have a more useful tool I often carried a 2 lb boys axe on a 24 inch handle. Granted in the late 70's early 80's the attitude on cutting trees was different
Thank you. Two of the three pieces of wood you saw me splitting in the video were oak. Never had a problem with using it on hardwood.
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First off it is nice to see a video where someone splitting small wood with a hatchet correctly. I can see for your use it working . Your video is well made and your reasoning sound. In general there is a reason that Scandinavian settlers went away from bearded axes once here . They are great for soft wood of the Scandinavian forest They lack strength weight and the connections between the head and handle isn't strong enough for hard wood they found . They don't have the weight to bite deep in hardwoods. With the early metal alloys used originally used the beards broke off and the handle to head connections don't stand up to levering out of hardwood
I love the elegant look of a bearded axe they are great for softwoods and carvings but for me at least there are better axes . I don't back pack anymore 30 + years of being a tradesmen has taken its toll on my knees and feet . But when I did an axe is one place I would deal with a little more weight to have a more useful tool I often carried a 2 lb boys axe on a 24 inch handle. Granted in the late 70's early 80's the attitude on cutting trees was different
Thank you. Two of the three pieces of wood you saw me splitting in the video were oak. Never had a problem with using it on hardwood.
As I said it works for you and you are not chopping down large live trees I carry a SOG fasthawk fairly often . Many wouldn't consider it a bushcraft tool either but it works well for me . Those are cool hatchets
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