Got a couple new axes for Christmas

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TB, Thanks for the link, great info.. however, I am not sure all spikes are created equal.. The few I scavenged along coastal rail lines are tougher metal than bailing wire. Although I understand how they would need to remain malleable, not brittle, under all the stress they take.. Whatever metal compound Condor uses it's good for the utility tools they mfgr.
 
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Beautiful axes. Love my GB small forest axe.
 
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I ended up getting this chunky bugger. I like the grip, and the edge is pretty sharp.

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Yeah! Nice grip.. Looks hefty.. I'd make use of the lanyard hole with some paracord around wrist
 
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Late to the Gransfors party, but here are my two. Wonderful tools, the balance on both is great.
 

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I just found a GB Scandinavian Forest Axe for a good price. I couldn't pass it up. The last time I looked for one, it was either a 6 month wait, or way over the normal price. So....in addition to the Wildlife Hatchet that is enroute to me already, I've added another. I'll add some pics next when I get them. I will have different tools for different tasks. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
 
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The Wildlife Hatchet came today. It fits right into the lineup. The edge on it is amazingly sharp.
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I’ve wanted a GB small forest axe for a while. I make do with an old boy’s axe (stamped Philmont), that is a great tool steel and gets scary sharp. I have a Marbles camp ace that I use for hatchet duty.I’m still learning how to sharpen axes correctly.
My favorite machete is an 18” tramontina with wooden grip; and I have an old wwII woodman’s pal that I inherited from my father for everything else.
 
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The SFA is the above photos has been in use for probably 4 or 5 years. And used a lot. A few days ago was the first time I've touched up the edge. As in barely did anything to it. It was still sharp before I touched it up, and really didn't need it.
 
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I think the family is now complete. I got the Scandinavian Forest Axe today. Unbelievably sharp. Even sharper than the Wildlife Hatchet, and it is super sharp. The grain on the handle is super straight and aligned. I've not seen an axe handle this nice. Impressive tool. I can't wait to try it out.
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Years ago I had that same Old Hickory.
LOL... years ago, me too! That's been with me since 1976!

Now it's packed away with camping gear. Too often family members would use it and not clean and oil it. It would get rusted and I'd get mad. Now my main knife is a stainless chef's knife.

BTW, I love your collection of axes.
 

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