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    Axe?

    I need to buy an axe. Like most things in life the process went from whatever rusty axe I can find to choice anxiety.

    Do I get a wood or composite handle? Online articles say composite is more damp. Dunno I doubt it. Composite does come in flashy colours. Milwaukee red would look good strapped to my jeep. Do I need a quiver?

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    Axe?

    Do you have a specific purpose for the axe? Felling trees, pounding wedges? Splitting wood, big rounds? Backcountry/backpacking? I guess my short answer is you're definitely going to need a quiver. For composite we use a ton of Fiskars at work and they are plenty sharp and durable. I prefer the Husqi composite personally since the butt is flatter and more square which makes it more useful if it's going to be a do-anything, live-in-the-truck type axe.
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    Fiskers. Lots of them. Different lengths, hatchet, maul etc. Composite but I have a couple older wood handled cheapies too.

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    Love my fiskars axes
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    I have an axe that was liberated from a CPR locomotive I dont know why they were equipped with an axe

    my dad the very heavy fabrication guy used to break/ wear out sledge hammer handles and he said to always wrap the shaft with filament packing tape on the shaft up near the head
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    its the only bodyspray worth getting….




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    A maul and wood grenade are pretty awesome axe companions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalefish3169 View Post
    A maul and wood grenade are pretty awesome axe companions.
    I'd wager that a lot of people who buy axes actually need a maul. A 3-lb hand maul is pretty great for camping: https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Fires...00HAEI1A/?th=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I'd wager that a lot of people who buy axes actually need a maul. A 3-lb hand maul is pretty great for camping: https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Fires...00HAEI1A/?th=1
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    Shit. Think of what would've happened if the maul hadn't been handy and an axe had. Grizzly either way, I presume, but holy moly
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    Ash handle. Unless it's gonna get left outside in the elements, in which case composite.

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    PM Ötzi
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    The Fiskars splitting axe is the best there is in my opinion. Their other felling and camp axes are great too.

    If you want fancy get a Gransfors of some kind, heirloom quality. There’s a lot of great vintage axes to be found at yard sales and second hand places. I have a really nice Collins Legitimus that I need to put a handle on.


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    This is dead hookers related, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I'd wager that a lot of people who buy axes actually need a maul. A 3-lb hand maul is pretty great for camping: https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Fires...00HAEI1A/?th=1
    Truth.

    I have one of these out on my island. Works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    Love my fiskars axes
    Word, I use a 28" Fiskars splitting axe and it has gone through multiple trees of wood.

    We use sledges & Wedges to break up the big rounds and the Fiskars splits the rest easy.
    Great swing weight and durable AF

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    Just out of college, 4 friends and me moved into a rental house with a fireplace. The property manager had been clearing trees on another property and offered us some firewood, which we were happy to accept. He showed up with a pickup full of rounds, a sledgehammer, and a wedge, saying "I'm not going to give you an axe because you'll cut your foot off." (he thought we were a bunch of wussy college boys, which TBH wasn't too far off the mark)

    We all scoffed, but about a week later, I wacked my foot with the sledgehammer so it seems Jerry knew what he was talking about. Not sure if this story has a point. Maybe "don't forget that a sledgehammer and wedge can be useful too"

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    Don't forget about Gransfors Bruk, the Stockli of axes and wedges.

    https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/but...tting-axes-en/




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    Husqvarna sells Swedish made axes at a fraction of the boutique prices, if the sizes work for you. Were made at one of the branded forges. The request is so generic without purpose

    yes, a quiver can be useful, but in general unless you swing it everyday longer sizes aren’t. A hatchet might be more appropriate


    FWIW my ggrandfather, who worked as a logger after upgrading from unloading boats, owned a craftsman axe 3# well after he retired. But it had a hefty handle 35”. Too split wood he used a wedge and a 12” hammer

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    My neighbor who has 13 chainsaws, BTW, and works for the forest service has some really cool lever style of axe. I borrowed it and it works well. It’ll be my next splitter. It looks a lot like the Truper Leveraxe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    This is what’s in my trucks. Does alright splitting camp firewood as well.

    Back when I heater with wood, a nice heavy splitting maul with a fibreglass/composite handle (with some kind of guard over the handle near the head as well) was the big round workhorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    This is dead hookers related, isn't it?
    More like OP is really Jason Voorhees.

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