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    Default The best wilderness axe/tomahawk in the northern forest

    Hi what axe/tomahawk do you prefer for cold climate and taiga forest??


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    As far as tomahawk is concerned, take a look at a Eastwing roofer hammer, it has a hachet, hammer, nail puller on it with a metal handle wraped in rubber. I have 2 of them. I like them not much you can do to them to ruin the tool.
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    But about axes?
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    What do you intend to use it for?

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    for general woods running I prefer a hudson bay style axe with a 20 inch or so handle and a 1 1/2 lb head.

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    Ok thanks going to check it out. ^^

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    Your neck of the woods is pretty well known for Gränsfors Bruks.
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    I will use it now that I'm going into the wilderness and it will be cold. can anyone give a good brand on the axe it makes it a little easier to find it.

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    Cool brand have never heard about it and it comes from Sweden.

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    I like a cruising or shin axe. 20-24 inch handle with a one to two pound head. It's light enough to carry and long/heavy enough to do some serious chopping. For a hawk, I like the coldsteel trail hawk.
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    I think the axe is a hudson bay type made by eastwing.

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    Take a look at this company. I don't think you can do much better.
    http://www.estwing.com/product.php?product_id=1200

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    I have a estwing axe like Tank is talking about. It's a good tough axe but I prefer a axe with a wood handle. Something like a norlund or snow & neeley.

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    A Swede asking Yanks whats a good axe, and has never heard of Gransfors Bruks?..
    these posts just keep getting nuttier and nuttier.
    http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html

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    Yeah - kind of why I wrote what I did in post #7.
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    Thanks for your help, can not so much about axes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlsch123 View Post
    Thanks for your help, can not so much about axes.
    One important thing to consider is that none of us are in Sweden. The recommendations you receive here might be great, but if they are not available to you then it doesn't help too much. The Swedish axe that was mentioned is top notch, but here in the United States can cost quite a bit. Knowing nothing about you, your experience, age, and what you can afford makes it a little more difficult to give you advice that might be more meaningful.
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    I'd like to try a Best Made and see if they are worth it. Gransfors Bruks makes a nice axe for half the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    One important thing to consider is that none of us are in Sweden. The recommendations you receive here might be great, but if they are not available to you then it doesn't help too much. The Swedish axe that was mentioned is top notch, but here in the United States can cost quite a bit. Knowing nothing about you, your experience, age, and what you can afford makes it a little more difficult to give you advice that might be more meaningful.
    To add to this, here in the states, Grandsfors is considered one of the best, if not the best, axe on the market. It being the best is a point of contention, and people will argue either way, but no one will say that they aren't excellent axes. Another company called Wetterlings, which I believe is owned by Grandsfors, also makes top quality axes. Wetterlings are generally cheaper in price, but still high in quality. There are a few American companies that make to the standard of these two companies, but they are in America. You live in Sweden. I would look at the amazing local products that your country makes before looking elsewhere.
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