Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by ManOfSteel, Jan 19, 2017.
You don't mess around, Scad.
Here's my only HB. It was the Husqy hatchet rehung as a boy's axe. Sweet little limber:
"The axe was the pioneer's most important tool; a man could walk into the forest with nothing but his axe, yet fashion snares to catch game, fell trees, and fit them into a cabin. He could even clear brush for growing a garden and by holding an axe blade in his palm, he could use the sharp blade in the manner of a knife and whittle with it."
Diary of an Early American Boy, Noah Blake 1805
"In very cold weather Izaak would heat his blade before using it to make it less brittle; when he was through using it for the day he rubbed it carefully with fat. Axe handles often cracked or broke, but there was always a new one charring and seasoning close to the hearth."
Diary of an Early American Boy, Noah Blake, 1805
Some eye candy!
That's just showing off!! @Scablands_Bushcraft !!!
I have a serious hankering for a right handed single bit carver from GB after using James' this last week!
Make stamp worn off but a great Hatchet
not mine yet....but soon!!
Niiccceeee... beautiful pics
I like using this pattern for rough-shaping work and the factory handle was longer than needed for that task so I whipped this baby up. Hickory with black locust cross wedges. Still a bit of work to do finishing the shape, but it's close enough to be totally comfortable to use as-is now.
Stickman - how do like that CRKT? Has the handle loosened up with use? Also wondering how much work the factory edge needed.
I put this Hudson Bay model by Council to work yesterday. This little mule has definitely earned its keep in my gear pack.
Current line up. Hoffman Farm Axe, Hoffman Camp Axe, Velvicut Hudson Bay. Home/heavy duty work, winter/long-term camping and light home splitting, very packable lightweight Hudson Bay pattern for camping and “bushcraft”
The 2 I recently rehandled
Douglas Axe Mfg Co.