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Felling axe

Postby vushtrri » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:24 am

Anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Felling axe

Postby SimonFisher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:45 am

vushtrri wrote:Anyone have any recommendations?

Although a felling axe isn't something I own or use, I like and have a small collection of axes, hatchets, mauls and wedges made by Gransfors Bruk. They're all well made and work well for their intended purpose. I'd certainly expect their felling axes to be among the best available.

http://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/products/forest-axes/

What size and species of trees are you looking to fell? Any particular reason you're looking to do it with an axe?
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Re: Felling axe

Postby Rankinswood » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:05 am

Hi,

You could consider buying an axe made by the Swedish company Wetterlings. This company is owned by the same person who owns Gransfors Bruks.

The cheapest source for these axes that I have found is Knives and Tools

Regards

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Re: Felling axe

Postby smojo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:27 am

Just been looking into the options of buying a splitting axe which are different to felling axes but I'll just add my two penneth on those. Fiskars X25 looks a great axe for splitting logs around about £40.

The Swedish axes like Gransfors Bruks and Wetterlings get a lot of street cred from the bushcraft folks so I guess you can't go wrong with one of those if you don't mind the price. I bought a small chopping/carving axe by Hultafors which is lovely.
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Re: Felling axe

Postby SimonFisher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:29 am

Rankinswood wrote:You could consider buying an axe made by the Swedish company Wetterlings.

The Wetterlings History and How to pages are an interesting read!
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Re: Felling axe

Postby oldclaypaws » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:18 pm

Smojo- Go for the longer 36" Fiskars X27, I've got one and its the mutt's nuts. Love using it, and always sorry when I run out of logs to lay into. Good price on it here (and they've sold over 600), and a rather amazing video "X27 versus Tank"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiskars-122500-X27-Splitting-Axe-915mm-/390739078802?pt=UK_Collectable_ToolsHasdware_RL&hash=item5af9dd2e92
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Re: Felling axe

Postby oldclaypaws » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:03 pm

Those traditionalists among you who really want to get back to the basics of man v tree might find the challenge of using one of my 'old' axes interesting. I used to own a small museum which charted human evolution (it never really happened in Essex), and still have in my possession a number of splendid early hand axes. The two on the right are neolithic American, but the flint one on the left is British palaeolithic, dating from around 50,000 BC. Makes you think.

handaxes.jpg
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Re: Felling axe

Postby woodlander » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:31 pm

Not a felling axe more a kindling axe has anyone got one of these axes ,got one for Christmas not had chance to try it yet ,seems counter intuitive .

http://www.nerdast.com/2014/04/new-axe- ... t-in-half/
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Re: Felling axe

Postby SimonFisher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:37 pm

woodlander wrote:Not a felling axe more a kindling axe has anyone got one of these axes ,got one for Christmas not had chance to try it yet ,seems counter intuitive .

http://www.nerdast.com/2014/04/new-axe- ... t-in-half/

You have a mistake on that link I think - domain nerdast.com doesn't exist!
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Re: Felling axe

Postby woodlander » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:52 pm

Apologies it did work,here it is on You tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4I3i36IJrY
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