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Gransfors Small Forest Axe

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mark wilson, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    a was looking for a new axe and came across the gransfors small forest axe and the wife was kind enough to buy me one..I've had the axe out and smashed it through its paces....let's face it a good thrashing of a tool is the only way to test them;) don't get me wrong with the price of them I did have a cold sweat on when I was doing it:cool::D....put it through 7 inch think logs all day and it went through them with ease.....had a little go at fine shaving for feather sticks and it worked a treat...and it's shaving sharp (scary sharp)...it's also the right size for a bug out bag......my opinion this axe would cover all needs from shelter buildings to fine carving....worth the money....what intrigued my interest was the mass of survivalist on the tube using them and the reviews.....

    Dose anyone else have and use one? What do you's guys/girls think?
     
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    ystranc Well-Known Member

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    I have a real passion for antique bearded axes, side axes, pit saws and old adzes.
     
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  3. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Must admit am always on the lookout for old axe heads and adzes..if a adzes is a bill hook lol. Am into collecting old and new knifes to
     
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  4. ystranc

    ystranc Well-Known Member

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    No.....an adze is a bit like an axe but with it's blade is rotated 90 degrees so you can shape boards or cut out scribed joints while making a cabin. The blade can vary in width and either be flat or like a gouge..I like bill hooks aswell I have a bulldog one and several ellwell ones in different patterns along with brashing hooks and slashers. My best favorite bill hook is a modern 40cm stihl that will drop a 4" thick tree in one swipe.

    Best description I can come up with for an adze would be the bastard offspring of a pick axe and a huge woodworking chisel.
     
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  5. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah a get you now....seen it used to make canoes in the amazon on a utube vid...a just never new the name until now

    Am always on the look for a bill hook at the carboot sales..and now a adze lol...would come in handy for wood work

    Made a few knife a will post some pick if your interested mate
     
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  6. ystranc

    ystranc Well-Known Member

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    That would be interesting
     
  7. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Little neck knife and a sgian dubh
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  8. ystranc

    ystranc Well-Known Member

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    I very much like the one shown in image _1634.JPG. I tend to use clipper knives, I have a few of them pretty much the same. For everyday carry I would use an ABL army penknife or a Swiss Army knife.
     
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  9. Harry Palmer

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    I have a couple of GB axes but don't use them much, I prefer one of my folding saws, Laplander and Silky, you use a lot less energy using them instead of wacking the crap out of a log with an axe
     
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  10. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    A made that one for my father
     
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    A don't mind whacking the crap out of logs lol. But your right it dose make sense to use a folding saw so a have a Laplander to....for when I see sense lol
     
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    Absolutly fantastic..
     
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    Cheers
     
  14. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    i cant see me chopping down trees either now or post SHTF, I either use a folding saw or a pair of loppers to cut the odd branch(bow stave or for arrows or for the garden) or use my general purpose saw for thicker bits.
     
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  15. Harry Palmer

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    A £5 Bowsaw from Wilko's will process wood fast.
     
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    Had shot of a bowsaw....and it cuts well..also had a go at a 2 man saw at some show I was at...that wasn't so easy
     
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    Stihl ms660, ms380, ms120, echo ppt240 and a jonsered for knocking down proper trees. I only use bow saws for delicate stuff but I suppose that will change after the fuel runs out.
    I have already laid in a big supply of sandvic bow saw blades.
     
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  18. lonewolf

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    plenty of scrap wood lying about without cutting down trees.
     
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    Don't worry LoneWolf, I plant a lot more then I fell. Most of the tree work I do is for safety, overhead wires or fire prevention.
     
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    it seems like your doing it for work which is a different matter.
    I've got quite a large firewood stockpile, some of it is logs but a lot of it is scrap wood which I literally only have to pick up off the ground.
    I don't believe in making work if I don't have to.