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Old 23-11-2009, 04:47 PM
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Hi fellas,
i am a complete novice when it comes to axes, my experience is limited to cheap rusty hatchets in the garage rather than "wilderness axes".
i am basicly looking for a lightweight chopping companion to my wolverine or woodsman B&T. ive been using goloks up to now and although they are extreamly versitle i think a small axe may be lighter and more appropriate for just a short stay in the woods ect.

the exe will be used for:
1. splitting firewood for a fire or carving projects
2. cutting and limbing trees where needed
3. rough carving

it should be:
1. lightweight
2. well made
3. under 50 (student budget lol)
4. easy to control when doing fne tasks
5. nice n sharp (the one in my shed is duller than a lump of foam)


ive heard good things about Gransfors Bruks, wetterlings and Cegga.
The question is, Which one?

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Old 23-11-2009, 05:05 PM
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I thought you were set on the GB wildlife hatchet after my recommendation! You won't regret it, honest.
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I thought you were set on the GB wildlife hatchet after my recommendation! You won't regret it, honest.
i am,
but since i have to wait till the end of the month im open to other recomendations. but yeah WLH seems ideal
ill post up a reveiw of whatever i get, and after i get used to it lol.
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Howdy mate,
Yknow, I bought an axe for 2.99 that actually wasn't bad. It was a Rolson axe, bog standard profile with a hickory handle. The grind was a bit off center, which is a quick enough fix really, and IMO the grind was the best compromise between cutting and splitting ability. Only complaint I had was the weight, but if you fancied the work with a tile cutting hacksaw you could get rid of some of it by turning it into a beardie. Oh, and the handle-head join wasn't done properly. I haven't had one come loose but really it should be redone.

Just a suggestion, well within your budget so you could buy a couple lauri blades and a bottle of jack too

This likely won't outcut or outsplit a GB axe, but still, if you're in a hurry or just want one to tide you over til you get a better one, most hardware stores in my area at least have em for a few quid.

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Tell you what Josh,iv'e got a Gegga small axe,Will take some pics tommorow,its yours for 40 bar if its any good to you,and you can square me up when you have the poke
I just don't use it, as i for some reason take the gransfors

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This likely won't outcut or outsplit a GB axe, but still, if you're in a hurry or just want one to tide you over til you get a better one, most hardware stores in my area at least have em for a few quid.

Pete
A mora will outsplit both WH and the SFA, they are rubbish at it.

Too thin a blade to be even near good at splitting, sure they can do it but expect it to stick fast in the wood 90% of the time.
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CEGGA !!!!!! Grab that Cegga axe while you can Josh. If you don't like it, I'll buy it from you. (you will get 70 or 80 for it on ebay.
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CEGGA !!!!!! Grab that Cegga axe while you can Josh. If you don't like it, I'll buy it from you. (you will get 70 or 80 for it on ebay.
How much does cegga charge for a wildlife sized hatchet?
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WHAT HE BLOODY SAID
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Tell you what Josh,iv'e got a Gegga small axe,Will take some pics tommorow,its yours for 40 bar if its any good to you,and you can square me up when you have the poke
I just don't use it, as i for some reason take the gransfors

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Cheers mate, Sounds great , PM me some pics when you get around to it.
if not ill probably go for an SFA as scott and jason have convinved me lol.

one thing i like about the gransfors is the forge finish, nice and traditional.

just out of question, what sort of size is it?

wont be able to get anything untill the end of the month though lol

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