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30-day axe challenge 28629

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2019, 12:29:13 AM »
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2019, 12:33:30 AM »
Nice pieces guys, I'm looking forward to this one too, I thought the Schrade Tough Tool would be my last Challenge, and then Nix comes up with this one, and it's different enough I have to participate,. I'll be using a run of the mill Estwing hatchet that my wife gave me a few years ago, but has seen limited use until now
A triple bonus for you...1 experience and usage...2 a badge at the end...and number 3 your wife is going to be happy - a win win for sure!
I was talking with my son and he has suggested just a hatchet style would be all thats needed here in Florida. May go just a little bit bigger  :tu:

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« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2019, 12:38:39 AM »
Greg, do you still ride?

(I've got a couple of bikes and am now itching for Spring.....)

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2019, 01:47:27 AM »
Nice pieces guys, I'm looking forward to this one too, I thought the Schrade Tough Tool would be my last Challenge, and then Nix comes up with this one, and it's different enough I have to participate,. I'll be using a run of the mill Estwing hatchet that my wife gave me a few years ago, but has seen limited use until now
A triple bonus for you...1 experience and usage...2 a badge at the end...and number 3 your wife is going to be happy - a win win for sure!
I was talking with my son and he has suggested just a hatchet style would be all thats needed here in Florida. May go just a little bit bigger  :tu:

 :cheers:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2019, 01:48:30 AM »
 :iagree: on the MTo standards for the world!
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2019, 01:49:20 AM »
So, Ray, we have a little time here....what kinds of axes are you considering?   :think:

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2019, 02:04:50 AM »
Greg, do you still ride?

(I've got a couple of bikes and am now itching for Spring.....)

I do, but I'm down to a Yamaha tw200  :facepalm:
I'm getting impatient waiting for the Tenere 700 though, it's on Yamaha Canada's website for next year, the local dealer promised me the first one if I can wait :dunno:
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« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2019, 02:29:15 AM »
That looks like a fabulous bike.I'd definitely wait for that.  :tu:
 My day-tripper bike is a Triumph Thruxton. My adventure/distance bike is a BMW R1200GS.  A few years ago I rode the 1200 out to Halifax; sorry I missed you!  :rofl:

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2019, 02:53:15 AM »
 :rofl:
Love the Triumphs, I had an /01 Bonneville, first year for the model in the modern era, one of, if not my favourite bike
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« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2019, 03:27:23 AM »
 :tu:

A complete hoot.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2019, 04:11:19 PM »
So, Ray, we have a little time here....what kinds of axes are you considering?   :think:
The Snow & Nealley, then the Oyo and the Gränsfors. Thinking up to a 20 or so inch handle. Something that would fit in my pack or mountain bike!
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« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2019, 04:32:16 PM »
I really like my S&N; it's a nice small 'boys axe', perfect for hikes, cars, or even a bike.

Granfors Bruks makes a great range of axes, I have their Small Forrest axe (another 'boys axe') and their Wildlife Hatchet. The Small Forrest Axe is probably my most used axe, but lately I haven't been using an axe a whole lot.

That's about to change.....  ;)

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2019, 04:39:14 PM »
I really like my S&N; it's a nice small 'boys axe', perfect for hikes, cars, or even a bike.

Granfors Bruks makes a great range of axes, I have their Small Forrest axe (another 'boys axe') and their Wildlife Hatchet. The Small Forrest Axe is probably my most used axe, but lately I haven't been using an axe a whole lot.

That's about to change.....  ;)
The Small Forrest Axe has caught my attention...and price wise isn’t so bad around $150. The Wildlife Hatchet is the one my son likes.  :tu:
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« Reply #73 on: February 22, 2019, 04:46:10 PM »
I really like the Small Forrest..... :pok:....can't go wrong with GB, either.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #74 on: February 22, 2019, 10:58:19 PM »
Called the fly tying store on a different matter and was ready to go and asked if they have any axes...they now carry Snow & Nealley...need to stop by there for a handling session.  :tu:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2019, 12:09:38 AM »
 :ahhh

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2019, 01:50:21 AM »
I can’t find any Gransfors down here in this area...I did find two stores in the Atlanta area and since we lasted talked I have seen a video or two on how there handles never get loose and I do like that point!
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« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2019, 02:05:36 AM »
GB does a great job with handles.  :tu:

To be fair, my S&N still has it's original handle and has no issues (10+ years old).

However, if I had to run out and buy a new axe before being dropped off in the middle of the boreal forrest tomorrow, I'd probably go with a GB. They seem to get it right the first time, every time.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2019, 03:24:29 AM »
GB does a great job with handles.  :tu:

To be fair, my S&N still has it's original handle and has no issues (10+ years old).

However, if I had to run out and buy a new axe before being dropped off in the middle of the boreal forrest tomorrow, I'd probably go with a GB. They seem to get it right the first time, every time.

 :dunno:
Thats what the guy doing the video said...and if GB can do it right why can’t the others!
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2019, 05:10:47 AM »
Went to the storage building and had to get some work tools...and found a couple of neck knives and a SOG Tactical Tomahawk. My son says it would be perfect for Florida. It is a copy of the Vietnam Tomahawk.  Don’t know if I will use this one. But do find it interesting.
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2019, 05:19:38 AM »
Ray- that is a nice hawk!  I have never used a SOG tomahawk before but I have a mt and a fixed blade and they are both good quality.

Ken
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2019, 02:51:31 PM »
Ray- that is a nice hawk!  I have never used a SOG tomahawk before but I have a mt and a fixed blade and they are both good quality.

Ken
I have been watching some video’s and one of the things it excels at is being thrown! Something I don’t do.  :dwts:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2019, 03:07:24 PM »
Nice 'hawk, Ray.

The originals 'Vietnam Tomahawk' was designed by Peter LaGana, who I believe was a USMC vet from WW II.




An updated version is still being made and issued to some US troops, like combat engineers. Apparently they make good tools for breaching operations, etc.  I always thought the handles were a bit short, but that may have made them easier to tote around, along with all a soldier's regular gear.
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2019, 03:12:26 PM »
Jesus, that punch end is no nonsense, isn't it?

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2019, 03:25:41 PM »
For some reason, I've only just noticed this thread now. Count me in Nix!  :tu: I'm going to have to think about what axe(s) to use... I might have to make/customise a small carpentry hatchet or something... Actually, that would be quite fun in itself.  :think:

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2019, 03:48:45 PM »
Oooooh...a custom axe would be all sorts of fun in this challenge.   :tu:

I'm keeping my eyes open for a restoration project, otherwise the Wetterlings is likely my axe of choice.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2019, 03:49:31 PM »
Current list of Axemen:

1. Nix (hasn't decide which axe...)
2. Rapid Ray (needs a vacation axe)
3. RF52 (hasn't committed to the challenge, but will in a couple of days)
4. Borg (planning on a smallish axe)
5. Styx (most likely, if things haven't gone full-on 'berserker', and even then, perhaps.)
6. Greg 'Chopper' Jones (with a couple axes and a positive attitude.)
7. KBM3 (with an axe to be named later...)
8. Fuzzbucket (with a cobbled together midden relic)

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2019, 03:59:04 PM »
For some reason, I've only just noticed this thread now. Count me in Nix!  :tu: I'm going to have to think about what axe(s) to use... I might have to make/customise a small carpentry hatchet or something... Actually, that would be quite fun in itself.  :think:
Just remember a Jaffa cake on a stick is not a Axe Fuzzy  :pok: :D

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2019, 04:05:56 PM »
Just remember a Jaffa cake on a stick is not a Axe Fuzzy  :pok: :D

I hadn't even thought of that, Speedy!

Yes, that will have to be a new rule for the challenge: Axe heads must be made of metal, stone, or (with committee approval) ceramic. Pastry may NOT be substituted for a proper axe.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
I hadn't even thought of that, Speedy!

Yes, that will have to be a new rule for the challenge: Axe heads must be made of metal, stone, or (with committee approval) ceramic. Pastry may NOT be substituted for a proper axe.
Glad I could help  :like: :tu:

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