Like a good knife, its hard not to appreciate a great Axe.
Something time tested, a tool of the ages, taken for granted now except by those that still live off the land were the trusty axe is no more then an arms reach away, throughout the day.
Its a life saving work horse when you need a good one. And Im never in a hunting camp or extended trip without one.
There are a few today that stand above the rest, which Iv used and worked hard with over the years. They come highly recommended.
Made in Finland, Outstanding quality, designed and built to be simple, functional and effective. Make no mistake, these axes and Tough like hell, I had my doubts when I first laid eyes on them, but in hard use these thing are unbelievably Strong. I love the design, I like the weight distribution, unlike some old axes, with heavy handles and heavy overall carry. The Fiskars axe’s reduced weight where it is not needed but did not compromise the weight needed to get the job done.
The hardened forged steel blades, are very resilient, and maintain there edge under the hardest of cutting of conditions. It will not chip or crack.
From Splitting to chopping to Felling there are some nice options to choose from. My go to is the x15
Fiskars axes, use a shock-absorbing FiberComp handle, that is perfect in the hand, Stronger than steel! Iv badly over swung on occasion slamming the handle into the log, enough to easily break the average handle, and had zero effect on the FiberComp handles on these axes. Durability +5.
Another great option for the backpack hunter that needs an Axe is the Fiskars X7, Compact and lightweight.
remote trophy recovery and Splitting Hardwood for the Safari camp, with the X17
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The Axe of all Axes. Gransfors Burks in my opinion set the Benchmark for Axes, these beautiful, hard working axes are the top of the line.
Made in Sweden
Each Axe, forged and hammered by selected professional Smiths, Each Axe stamped with the Smiths initials that stand proud of there work. Its quality over quantity for this company and its great to have a real Craftman behind a product. Gransfors Bruks, as well as there quality also have an environmental Ethic that’s is almost non existent in today’s industry.
I encourage you to go to there website and read more about them.
Between my father and I we own and have used just about all their Axe’s, Hunting, Camping, Bushcraft, as well as felling and woodwork making cabins and splitting logs for the cold winters. My Gransfors Burks Hunter axe is one of my most prized possessions, worked hard and looked after I have no doubt it will still be going strong when I pass it down when the day I can no longer swing it comes around. There is an axe for any need in there line up.
My Go to for this is the Hunter. But there is everything from Big splitting axes to some of the smaller, hatchets for those wanting smaller and lighter options.
The Forge quality is superb, as good as some of the best custom knifes I have, You can get these things Broadhead Sharp!
The handle is excellent quality Hickory, the best Iv seen in Axes. I really like the stippling at the base of the hunter handle, for extra grip and control, in the demanding conditions.
If your looking for an Axe to depend upon over the years, no matter the aplication the Fiskars and Gransfors Burks I can hands down recommend.
Be safe and happy chopping.