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Good deal for fiskars axe?

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ca Offline jzmtl

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Good deal for fiskars axe?
on: June 20, 2008, 05:56:22 AM
The 14" hatchet is on sale for $12, I don't really need an axe but this sounds like a good deal. Should I go for it? Maybe I can use it for camping trips etc. in the future. I'm totally clueless on axe so I have no idea about their use/construction/quality etc.

It's this one: http://www.fiskars.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10101&categoryId=10277&productId=10533&page=products


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 06:38:38 AM
The 14" hatchet is on sale for $12, I don't really need an axe but this sounds like a good deal. Should I go for it? Maybe I can use it for camping trips etc. in the future. I'm totally clueless on axe so I have no idea about their use/construction/quality etc.

It's this one: http://www.fiskars.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10101&categoryId=10277&productId=10533&page=products


Bought one of those at Lowes several years back, but now I can't recall what I paid.

It chops quite well, is comfortable to use, and has proved to be very durable.

For most purposes it is plenty Good Enough.

Likely the best best hatchet you'll ever find for $12.

Seriously, there are better hatchets (Granfors Bruk (sp?) for example) but they are way more expensive (well over 100 bucks) and probably are not as durable as the Fiskars.

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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 11:00:42 AM
go 4 it,u dont really get any better axe for that price,i have two of fiskars axes,paid a lot more,and ive used them harsly,they keep their sharpness,and the joint between blade and handle is almost bullet proow.i think its one of the best non-handmade axes ever.


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 11:25:18 AM
Excellent deal on a really nice axe.  I love my Fiskars--it's a great combination of extreme durability and light-weight handling.

Go for it!
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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 09:00:33 PM
Thanks, I'll go pick one up tomorrow, even though I don't really need it, like my multitools.  ::)


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 09:04:08 PM
I have the " Gerber Combo Axe II. This has a NICE wood saw that is held in place by a magnet in the handle. Plus, it was only $30 bucks!
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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008, 12:49:20 PM
hey you,ive been checkin out that same combotool,hows the saw,cuts well and is sturdy as it can be?and it really doesnt drop from handle any situation?



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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008, 04:25:54 AM
The saw works wonderfully... I have never had the saw come out either..
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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 11:10:43 PM
I finally got to use it today, man this thing is sweet. Had to cut down a lilac bush and it was going through thumb thick branches in one swing, and the main branch which was arm thick went down in under ten seconds. I guess that was pretty good consider I don't know how to chop worth crap.  :D


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 01:53:41 AM
Looks like a nice little hatchet!

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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 03:45:27 PM
Where's the eye-candy? :pok:

I believe the Gerber Gator series axes are made in China while the Fiskars and the Gerber equivalents are still Finnish made.

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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 04:07:44 PM
There you go spork, getting us all jealous of your handy dandy cool sheaths again.  ::) :D


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #12 on: August 27, 2008, 04:30:21 PM
What? Those old things? :D


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Re: Good deal for fiskars axe?
Reply #13 on: December 25, 2008, 01:46:38 AM
I LOVE my fiskars axe. I have a hatchet too.

It's my mele weapon for the zombie apocolypse. Well, it gets used to cut wood too:)


 

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