Show me your axes!

Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Klynesquatch, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,220
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    This little devil can eat a tree and i dont have to do a thing. I win.
     
    ManOfSteel and FortyTwoBlades like this.
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    If not for the fencing requirements, I'd love to have a goat or two. :D

    We're down to one horse now (the boarder's horse was busting through the fence constantly and damaging stuff so he moved elsewhere and we had to put down our mare due to a worsening of a long-term degenerative health issue) and he likes eating the brown leaves off the small shrubby white oaks in the area. I've been picking him buckets of 'em and he eats 'em like potato chips. Going to need to get him a companion critter (probably a donkey) but it'll be waiting until at least spring when I can open up more space and get it fenced.
     
  3. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,220
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    Hannah jane would be ok making you an "axe" or two.
     
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  4. Theodore

    Theodore Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Lol. I showed your paper to two major axe manufacturers via email. I will pass this pic along as well. And I am going to leave you with this. That axe will fail along the belly. Your opinions in that paper are not agreed with by those who actually manufacturer axes.
     
    Dagwood likes this.
  5. Theodore

    Theodore Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Yes, yes. But where does the handle go? Yikes!
     
  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Actually, the folks at Council reached out to me because they really enjoyed the paper and thought it was excellent. So thanks for that. ;)
     
  7. Theodore

    Theodore Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Why dont you post up that interaction? Lol.
     
    Dagwood likes this.
  8. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    While your on going argument is cute I think we need more axe pictures.... Here is my GB Sfa that according to experts has "imperfect" grain and a head that's not aligned with the use of perfect mathematical instruments. But contrary to what I've been told still cuts, chops, splits and has yet to kill me or stop working in the last 8yrs

    IMG_20161112_115009.jpg
     
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  9. Theodore

    Theodore Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    I cant see whats wrong with the grain?
     
  10. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    Well it's not 90* to the head. The point I'm trying to get across is that the axe community has twice as many people arguing about what the best axe or style is than there is people using them. And let's be honest no axe is substantial better than another axe
     
    jlowrance likes this.
  11. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,220
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    No handle needed. Theyll eat it.
     
    ManOfSteel likes this.
  12. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Well... :D
    [​IMG]
     
    Klynesquatch likes this.
  13. Theodore

    Theodore Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    Firstly 90° is considered "the best". Also commonly argued is that 10° off is considered ideal. As far as one not being better than another ?????. Try out bucking a racing axe on a piece of dried wood with no knots using the axe you pictured. Try felling a tree with a boys axe and then use a full size American felling axe. This is not a Chevy vs Ford situation. This is listening to someone explain how the model T is as good as a 458 Italia in every way if only they changed the tires on the model T.
     
    Dagwood likes this.
  14. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    I'm not saying my Gb mini can keep up with my felling axe, what I'm saying is felling axe to felling axe there would be little difference. And considering none of us rely on our axe to put food on the table it wouldn't matter if it took an extra 10mins to fell a tree anyway.

    I'm all for good discussion but if you just want to clutter up the thread with contrary opinions then just stay away from it.

    Now lets see some axes!
     
    Delkancott and FortyTwoBlades like this.
  15. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,220
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    IMG_0151.JPG

    Old grainy photo.
     
    FortyTwoBlades and Klynesquatch like this.
  16. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    I can't for the life of me remember what happened to my trail hawk... I think I'm going to dig through my storage closet today
     
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  17. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,220
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    Honestly dont use it much unless i need a lightweight chopper.
     
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  18. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    All my hawks turned mostly into throwing hawks
     
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  19. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maine
    My complaint with the Trail Hawk is that it's so dang narrow in the bit for how thin it is. It's like a woodpecker. Good on a weapon, not as good for work. But it's widely available and inexpensive, and folks make 'em work.
     
    Klynesquatch likes this.
  20. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta, Canada
    They work ok on our softwood trees around here but they don't keep an edge all that well and edge retention is very important to me with axes
     

Share This Page