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What do y’all use? Looking for something quality with a good steel, keeps an edge, lighter in weight and packable.


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Fiskers checks all the boxes, and they're cheap.


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Hults Bruk is what the cool kids prefer. Not exactly cheap though.


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I’d go with Fiskars, but Stihl has one you might want to look at. I still have my Boy Scout hatchet.


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Thanks for the responses.


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Picked up a nice one at Ace Hardware in Lampasas a few years ago. Does a good job splitting sticks for my smoker.



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You have a Woodmans Pal don’t you? What do you do that it wouldn’t do?


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Gerber makes some decent small axes.



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Originally Posted by freerange
You have a Woodmans Pal don’t you? What do you do that it wouldn’t do?


Yes, I do. But like knives, guns and potato chips, nobody can have just one… roflmao cheers


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Originally Posted by TXHOGSLAYER
What do y’all use? Looking for something quality with a good steel, keeps an edge, lighter in weight and packable.

The snivel about light hatchets is they can't do the work a heavier one can. I got a pretty little Schrade hatchet that is only really good for fireplace kindling, too much work breaking down anything bigger than 6 inches across. Belive it or not Harbor Freight has a couple of usable cheap hatchets for sale.

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I use a True Temper Tommy Axe. You'll have to find one used on Ebay or wherever, but they are common and not expensive. I like it for camping because it has a hardened poll that you can use as a hammer for tent stakes and has a nail puller for tent stakes.

Not mine, but just like it.

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Originally Posted by TXHOGSLAYER
What do y’all use? Looking for something quality with a good steel, keeps an edge, lighter in weight and packable.


define pacakable?


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This game changer is packable, versatile and the handle doesn't often break on you when you need it.
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I have the Estwing Axe and hatchet on hand at camp at all times. My axe is probably 30 years old. they can take a beating thats for sure. The hatchet I've only had a few years


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Originally Posted by Hudbone
This game changer is packable, versatile and the handle doesn't often break on you when you need it.
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Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
I have the Estwing Axe and hatchet on hand at camp at all times. My axe is probably 30 years old. they can take a beating thats for sure. The hatchet I've only had a few years



I used one of their hammers for roofing and framing. Used it so much I had a new waffle head cut into it. They last forever for sure.


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What do y’all use? Looking for something quality with a good steel, keeps an edge, lighter in weight and packable.


define pacakable?


Something I can put into or attach to a backpack without being too bulky or heavy. As was mentioned, I have a Woodmans Pro that will go on my belt.


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Thank me later up

https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/product/gransfors-small-forest-axe/

Seriously though, these are great axes and mine goes with me everywhere

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That looks like a good one!



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Estwing Sportsmans Axe. They call it an axe but I call it a hatchet. Its about 12" long, solid one piece stainless steel, and made in USA. There are Estwings that are 100 years old this year and still in use. Its a time tested proven design. I like the polymer handle hatchets if its going to be a 100% carry hatchet just due to weight, but for a carry/camp axe there has never been a better one made than the Estwing.

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I’ve never needed a hatchet. I have an old double bit axe and a chainsaw. Just wondering. I don’t pack in to do anything anymore. I’m curious at what you will be using one for?

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
I’ve never needed a hatchet. I have an old double bit axe and a chainsaw. Just wondering. I don’t pack in to do anything anymore. I’m curious at what you will be using one for?


Had my Estwing out just this weekend. Was using it to hack away at brush situated where I didn't want it. Easy to cut it off right at the ground. I don't like those short handled ones like Trapper posted so mine does have a longer handle. Very effective. Lighter in the hands than the double bit axe and no messing with a chainsaw as referenced above.

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
I’ve never needed a hatchet. I have an old double bit axe and a chainsaw. Just wondering. I don’t pack in to do anything anymore. I’m curious at what you will be using one for?


I use to pack one for splitting pelvis’s and making kindling. I stop a) fire starters easier, B) i do everything gutless c) hatchet accidents in backcountry hurt…


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At this point I have watched hours upon hours of reviews and I have narrowed it down to the Estwing or the Fiskars. My Estwing hammer is 35+ years old.


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I've got the Fiskars hatchet and also the Fiskars axe. Both are great, tough, and reasonably priced. Fiskars have a lifetime warranty and I like their blade geometry.

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Thanks Bigfoot.


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