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My Favorite Axe and Machete

Discussion in 'Axes & Machetes' started by Southpaw Bushcraft, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Southpaw Bushcraft

    Southpaw Bushcraft Active Member

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    Recently I purchased my new axe. I purchased the Council Tool Boy's Axe. Now I have tried many axes and I have to say for the money this is the best axe I have used for under $50. I love the 28 inch curved hickory handle. Its not so thick that I can't get my hands around it. Since I am a woman I have smaller hands and this is a GREAT fit. I had to sharpen it when I got it. It was VERY easy to sharpen. One thing many may not know about this axe, is that the carbon steel is such a great grade that you can easily strike sparks, and a lot of them, with your ferro rod off this axe. That is not something I was able to do with others.

    For my Machete, I have a nontraditional machete I have the SILKY NATA DOUBLE EDGE Japanese Hatchet. To me it works as a hatchet or a machete .Basically you get two tools in one. It comes razor sharp and I still have not had to resharpen it other then a strop here and there since I got it almost a year ago. Just amazing steel. It blasts through wood, brush, and limbs like nothing else. Like any other Silky product, it does not fail. Its comes with a sheath that is quite comfortable on the belt as well. It truly is a beast!

    So those are my two top choices. What are yours?
     
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  2. livingsurvival

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    Council Tool is so much better than the Marbles that Wranglerstar said was the best budget axe. Where I live in Michigan there is only hardwood forests so a machete is really not something I use. I just got a new Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe that is awesome and a GB Wilderness Hatchet for Christmas. I have the Council Tool Hudson Bay axe and it is a great one for a great price. Other axes I own but don't see much use are the Condor Greenland and Marbles Camp Axe. For a synthetic handled axe the SCAXE2L from Schrade is hard to beat.
     
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    AJ ESCUDERO Well-Known Member
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    I don't use a matchete,is worthless here...I have found a Wetterlings small hatchet couple years ago for $50 on ebay and i have a larger axe made here,not bad at all....I have seen the Hultafors,Gransfors Bruks and the Councills but if i try to get one the shipping charges will double the price and it is not worth it...so i stick with what i got;)
     
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  5. Faz Harris

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    Try the Duku Chandung from My Parangs. Its on Ray Mears' website. I have one. Malaysia timber is also hard, but it prevails.
     

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