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Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide 1187

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 06:43:28 AM »
^

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2016, 06:06:18 PM »
New page banana man dance

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2016, 12:18:30 AM »
Just opened my box up! One in like new condition with leather cover can make out HB in a circle on one side so that makes it a Hults bruk I'm guessing.....The other has no leather cover and is loose in the eye( will rehang and oil and that should fix it right up) and has what looks like "KB44" stamped behind the eye on the butt with the 3 crowns right under it?

Its either KA44 or KB44...will research further. Both bits are excellent! I'm very pleased for the money what I got, the axe is a very good length.

Only thing I find a little weird is how the head is tipped a bit forward on both of mine. The blade is not perpendicular to the handle at least by my eye. Anybody else seeing this?

ETA: looked a little closer, The HB haft is warped but may be able to "warp" it back...I hope....
« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 12:26:40 AM by wonderwolf »

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2016, 08:02:44 PM »
pics  :pok:
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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2016, 06:49:25 PM »
Thanks Ponch!!!!  :cheers:

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2016, 11:23:03 PM »
Just opened my box up! One in like new condition with leather cover can make out HB in a circle on one side so that makes it a Hults bruk I'm guessing.....The other has no leather cover and is loose in the eye( will rehang and oil and that should fix it right up) and has what looks like "KB44" stamped behind the eye on the butt with the 3 crowns right under it?

Its either KA44 or KB44...will research further. Both bits are excellent! I'm very pleased for the money what I got, the axe is a very good length.

Only thing I find a little weird is how the head is tipped a bit forward on both of mine. The blade is not perpendicular to the handle at least by my eye. Anybody else seeing this?

ETA: looked a little closer, The HB haft is warped but may be able to "warp" it back...I hope....

Nice, I grew up not ten miles from Hultsbruk! Good find!
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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2016, 03:23:32 PM »

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2016, 08:13:06 PM »
Finally a "day off"...gonna work on my axe handles today, strip, stain and oil is the plan.  The axe that had the loose head tightened right up, our place here is fairly humid so it didn't surprise me too much.


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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2016, 12:23:30 AM »
I plan on pulling the head off one of the axes I got to rehang the head and put a new wedge/keys in.

Will anybody be in need of handle templates while I have the head off?  Only thing I would want in return is $1 donation back to the site here.  Just thought I would throw that out as an offer.

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2016, 02:57:39 AM »
Looks like the new ones are back in Stock, and there is free shipping now

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2016, 06:48:43 PM »
       :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2016, 06:10:28 AM »
Had to hide in the basement for a bit on Thanksgiving day before I got thrown out of the kitchen.....got a good tracing of the handle while I had the head pulled off the one ax. Re-hung the head and put a new wedge in and cut off the excess stick out off. Looks great now. The ax with the warped handle was straightened out after some heat gun and water work and a overnight with C clamps on the bench. Plan on staining and treating with boiled linseed oil.

I know the stain isn't really needed but even with a test of BLO the handles are still very "blonde"
« Last Edit: November 27, 2016, 06:18:32 AM by wonderwolf »

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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2016, 08:29:12 AM »
^^^
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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2017, 06:36:30 AM »
heh sorry, I'll get some pics up soon now that the holidays have settled down.

Any word on how the steel of these surplus axes compare to the commercial axes being offered? In the long run I want one of the GB Forest axes but I realize that what I have now is just as good though might not have the same lines as what I kind of lust for.


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Re: Swedish Steel at Sportsmans Guide
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2017, 05:55:23 PM »
Hard to say for certain on the steel.  I've got a small felling axe from a random Swedish maker and it's definitely got a good bit of steel on it.  Though it doesn't quite give the same feel as when I'm putting an edge on my GB small forest axe.  So; I'd say very good, but hard to be as good as GB.


 

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