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    Miners axe, rafting axe, construction axe

    Is this one of those situations where you'd have to kill me if you told me where you get your axes?
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    Miners axe, rafting axe, construction axe

    Very nice, it looks like it's in really good shape. The Walters are hard to find. I have a walters hatchet with a 16" handle, and a 22 oz. head. I haven't been able to find an ax head as nice as yours yet. I've seen a lot of walters that looked rode hard and put up wet. I guess they were a "go...
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    Large, Versatile BushCraft Blade

    I just bought this Rinaldi “Kindling Kleaver” from Benjamin at Baryonyxknife.com The design appealed to me because it looked like it could perform several functions and be a one stop buchcrafting tool. What it is not, is a Mora with a 3" blade. It can: 1. Act as a shovel 2. Large...
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    Which Hawk to choose?

    Most people carry tomahawks because they're lighter to carry than an ax, and even some hatchets. However, a tomahawk can exert a lot of force due to a longer handle so you have light and powerful. I found the same thing Riz did. A CRKT Woods Kangee or Chogan is heavier at about the same...
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    Tomahawk/Knife maker I.D. help.

    There is a Tomahawk/knife maker who has several youtube videos and I can't remember his name or the business name. In his demo he chops wood then cuts meat and cooks it outdoors. His tomahawk is full tang, and has an edge, back spike, and a spike coming out the top, so the head has a total of...
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    Two new hawks...

    It just looks like such a logical baton point. If I had one I don't know if I could resist the temptation. Actually I do know, I'd baton it. Sometimes I do stuff just to see if the piece I'm using will resist failure. Then again, these babies aren't my $27 cold steel trailhawk. There are SOG...
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    Two new hawks...

    VERY NICE!!! I exchanged emails with walkbyfaith777 (actually his wife) several weeks ago. I asked if one could baton on the langet and she said they didn't recommend it. Do you have any experience batoning them?
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    Muhammad Ali dead.

    That took waaaay longer than I thought it would, but not because I knew it was against the rules, I didn't. However, I feel that it is unjust to say someone is a bad person without providing context and a history of their behavior. My apologies if posted in the wrong forum. It is clear that...
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    Muhammad Ali dead.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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    Billhook Steels old vs. new

    Does anyone know about the steels used in billhooks, vintage vs. modern? How is the steel in the old Collins billhooks, and was there a standard and Legitimus Collins billhook?
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    I too am a little perplexed, then again I haven't used it. The one thing I can say is that it's a 1 lb. head so it's intended for pretty small work. I'm not sure how the upper edge would be used.
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    Look what I found at H&B Forge. Granted, it's point is much more extreme then I had in mind. This is the caption on their site: "Crain Hawk, Named after the man who designed it and asked us to build it, this axe is designed to be used as a tool for wood cutting and stacking." The blade...
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    Damn, now I have to do it! I believe all 3 of you. I chose this hatchet because it was cheap, it has the thickest bit of all my hatchets, and the steel is good for a HF tool. I'm going to choose a long enough piece of wood that I can chop in one place with the edge as is and another spot after...
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    WKT your right, popping a chip with one blow was a silly statement. However, using the point of the heel on the wsk to chop wood, especially hardwood, works pretty well. It would be dumb if I meant just the point alone, but that's not what I mean. The point starts the penetration and helps the...
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    42, that was a good diagram demo, thanks. Now I get that the Hawkchete is almost identical to any other forward-swept, point-weighted design. I'll even give you 95% similar. I don't want to go around in circles, but it's the 5% difference at the point of the belly that interests me. I don't...
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    I heard Chris say that too. However, between 9:35 and 9:54 minutes he is using the hell out of the tip of the belly and getting great chopping action. I have no doubt that you know more about this than I do. On the other hand, I was very influenced by the chopping action of the pointed heel...
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    I understand that the general shape is similar. What I’m curious about is the functionality of the point at the apex of the belly. I think the point is fairly unique.
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    It's really no different than any other forward-swept, point-weighted design. Ok, show me a pic of another one just like it. Maybe I should have said it appears to chop better than and machete I've ever owned.
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    Ax with a shallow pointed bit?

    This is a machete version of what I had in mind. Note that it chops better than your average machete in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yzg39GeDes On another note, I upgraded from registered to basic member. The BF Instructions said that I should go to the "Control Panel" to...
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