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Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
on: December 09, 2008, 06:23:55 PM
I was looking at a GB small forest axe on the Raymears site for £45-00 I have a wee bit of ot coming can anyone recommend anything that better/more suitable
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
I can say that I have the SFA and it's a great bit of kit.  No way would you be unhappy with it.  It is however still quite a large thing to carry about for any length of time, so if you are intending on hiking with the axe you might want to look at the Wildlife Hatchet as an alternative.  Here is an in hand shot for scale.



Spork seems to be a man who knows his axes.
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 10:13:41 PM
Well I've never had one, but I've never heard a bad thing about the Grannie B's :)

Of course I'd sooner carry a kukri over an axe anyday :D
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 12:48:58 PM
Well I've never had one, but I've never heard a bad thing about the Grannie B's :)

Of course I'd sooner carry a kukri over an axe anyday :D
I would myself but I reckon I have less chance of scaring the living daylights out of any passing sheeple if I have a common countryside tool like an axe rather than a big scary knife  ;)


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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 04:49:19 PM
Spork seems to be a man who knows his axes.


I'm really not a big axe user :P The only full-size axe I have is an old Collins Hudson Bay pattern which I haven't used in years...other than using it to strike sparks after viewing a Survivorman episode :D

I do have a handful of hatchets, but for my circumstances a good folding saw has been much more useful.


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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 04:52:42 PM
Well I've never had one, but I've never heard a bad thing about the Grannie B's :)

Of course I'd sooner carry a kukri over an axe anyday :D
I would myself but I reckon I have less chance of scaring the living daylights out of any passing sheeple if I have a common countryside tool like an axe rather than a big scary knife  ;)

Either one would upset the sheeple if you're painted blue and wearing a loincloth at the time...don't ask me how I know... :-X


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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 05:56:50 PM
With the weather up here I am permanently blue and daren't strip to a loincloth for fear of loosing vital bits 


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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 06:50:19 PM
Well I've never had one, but I've never heard a bad thing about the Grannie B's :)

Of course I'd sooner carry a kukri over an axe anyday :D
I would myself but I reckon I have less chance of scaring the living daylights out of any passing sheeple if I have a common countryside tool like an axe rather than a big scary knife  ;)

Either one would upset the sheeple if you're painted blue and wearing a loincloth at the time...don't ask me how I know... :-X
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 12:43:55 AM
Well I've never had one, but I've never heard a bad thing about the Grannie B's :)

Of course I'd sooner carry a kukri over an axe anyday :D
I would myself but I reckon I have less chance of scaring the living daylights out of any passing sheeple if I have a common countryside tool like an axe rather than a big scary knife  ;)

Either one would upset the sheeple if you're painted blue and wearing a loincloth at the time...don't ask me how I know... :-X
Thanks for the mental image :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 09:37:51 PM
Take a look at the gerber gator II combo ax, it has a nice wood saw in the handle.  I'm going to purchase relatively soon, and it seems to have gotten soem good reviews.

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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 09:05:23 PM
Take a look at Wetterlings axes, they are nice quality tools too!
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 04:04:14 PM
I have used both Wetterlings and GBs, I find that Wetterlings are just as good and much easier on the wallet.
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 12:45:29 PM
What did you get in the end Jock?
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 06:34:14 PM
What did you get in the end Jock?

A chainsaw.

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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009, 06:35:59 PM
What did you get in the end Jock?

A chainsaw.

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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 10:36:56 AM
What did you get in the end Jock?

A chainsaw.

Mike
Probably liberated it from one of his 'customers' :D
And a hockey mask to go with it  >:D
Decided to go sheeple friendly for my needs I can make do with a folding saw
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 03:05:42 PM
What did you get in the end Jock?

A chainsaw.

Mike
Probably liberated it from one of his 'customers' :D
And a hockey mask to go with it  >:D
Decided to go sheeple friendly for my needs I can make do with a folding saw
Nothing wrong with that mate, I use one almost daily, and there a lot kinder to the tree :tu:
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 06:20:12 PM
I'm going to stand by my original suggestion of the Gerber Gator II axe.  I just got one, and man is it awesome.  Granted, it was pretty dull out of the clampack, but about 10 minutes later I could shave my arm hair with it.  Really nice size for bushcraft, and the added saw in the handle is an INCREDIBLE benefit.

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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #18 on: April 03, 2009, 07:35:28 PM
I'm going to stand by my original suggestion of the Gerber Gator II axe.  I just got one, and man is it awesome.  Granted, it was pretty dull out of the clampack, but about 10 minutes later I could shave my arm hair with it.  Really nice size for bushcraft, and the added saw in the handle is an INCREDIBLE benefit.

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That does sound quite handy :)
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Re: Help me choose an axe Bushcraft please
Reply #19 on: April 05, 2009, 05:06:50 AM
I'm a big fan of the GB hatchet . All their products are nice .

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