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What would you recommend for a SHTF axe/cutting tool?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by usmc4641, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    A saw is used for making long things short. An axe or hatchet will excel at limbing and felling trees. I have a Junglas and it's a fine tool but my axe is better for chopping. I've got a nice Silky pruning saw that rockets through limbs but it can't remove them from a tree faster than my axes nor would a folding saw be the best choice from cutting them down.
     
  2. Gills63

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    Gerber hatchet. I've had mine for probably 10 years. Its light and holds its edge.

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  3. moonwilson

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    The Fiskars hatchets are great. They are the Glocks of the axe/ hatchet world.
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  4. boomchakabowwow

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    My brother has a gerber. I sharpened it for him and it took a decent edge. Sucks he doesn't have a sheath for it. A sheath less axe is almost useless. Dangerous to walk around with a sharp axe. I have heard great things of the new fiskars. I just love old school wood handles.

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  5. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Gerber...Fiskars... same company. I've not been impressed with their products for a number of years now. I do still enjoy their scissors however.
     
  6. Ermytraining

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    Ugly and square?:rofl:
    Actually not a bad looking hatchet.