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Celt_Ginger

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Re: Axes
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009 »

No thanks. I think I'll hang on to it a while longer ;)
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Mouldsy

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Re: Axes
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009 »

Is that my cegga you have Gary?? I was wondering where it went. ;)
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pablo

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Re: Axes
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2009 »

lol axes? you gotta be kidding..........ok , i do use a granfors mini which is big enough for everything i,ll need . im not intending to hollow out a canoe or build a cabin.

and anyway if i WAS going to build a cabin ..........id be using a SAW.

ok an axe is great for splitting sticks for starting a fire but after that its redundant,except for maybe hammering tent pegs into the ground ;D


really what you want is a quality knife and a saw. much easier to saw bigger bits of wood than hack through em with an axe i can tell you , and if your concerned about carrying weight then your fancy hand forged hickory handled love truncheon is about as usefull as a not very usefull thing.

the great god Mears who ate all the pies might need one but really when all things are weighed up? i doubt if i do.


i do like to shave my arm hairs off with mine though  ;D
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Paul

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Re: Axes
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2009 »

I do agree with you Pablo that buying a saw is very worthwhile i started off with a £3.50 folding saw from B&Q i have since moved on to a Laplander which stands up to more abuse. I dont agree with you about the axe, maybe  if you are a hiker or camper then an axe could be pointless, however if you are a bushcrafter an axe is a very valuable tool. I use mine for delimbing trees. splitting logs, and for all other tasks where a knife is too small and a saw is just no use as it takes to much time. I have a small forest axe and i have put it through hell and it still comes out on top. You really get what you pay for. I also carry a bead wood bow saw blade curled up in my billy can, a tip i learnt from Ben Mcnutt i then make my own handle whilst out and about dosent take too long and is good for the larger stuff.
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Celt_Ginger

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Re: Axes
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2009 »

Wouldn't be without an axe. Saws are great. i have a full size folding job which has proved it's weight in gold, but it can't limb a tree in a couple of minutes the way the axe can.
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pablo

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Re: Axes
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2009 »

hmmm fair enough, i can see how limbing trees would need an axe.

i just dont really limb many trees i guess lol.

the saw i use is a tesco fold out one ..........yes i did say tesco! im a joiner by trade (amongst others) and i can say it cuts unbelievably well. but i might be a tart and upgrade to a laplander.

i once knew a guy who used his mini axe to cut limes for drinks on his patio. i think thats reasonable  ;D
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Re: Axes
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2009 »

Just wondering .

i come from a farming background , for laying hedges etc I always used a bill hook

Anyone ever used one ? 

I'm talking about the double edged ones like this



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pablo

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Re: Axes
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2009 »

id use one made of steel mate, that green sponge one looks a bit um........blunt?  :D


you bought your new yak yet? or a sail? ;)
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