- Feb 18, 2012
- Niceville, FL
Instead of a small hatchet, I like using a military grade machete made with a thick, strong blade.
How do you buy from them. Looks like Europeans onlyI carry a small hatchet instead of a large knife. It is much better for making emergency shelters, firewood or driving tent pegs. It is also much better for breaking down large animals.
Gränsfors Small Hatchet | Gränsfors Bruk SwedenThe Gränsfors Small Hatchet is the lightest of all the axes from Gränsfors Bruk, making it perfect for hiking, when every kilo counts. The axe is excellent for limbing and splitting firewood…www.gransforsbruk.com
type the makers name in and do a search I did on e-bay and got one at a big savings. almost like a hand axe a big luka grate for cutting up moose, buffalo ectHow do you buy from them. Looks like Europeans only
always liked tjhe ax do most of my skinning ect with oneI’ll take a tomahawk or small axe over a big knife every time. For the weight of a big knife you can pack a much handier tool.
If I’m hunting or breaking down an animal deer size or smaller I pack a tomahawk it’s plenty to break pelvis and split chest. Weighs right at a pound is just enough of a handy tool to take everywhere. It’ll pound tent stakes or clear shooting lanes it stays on my belt or in my pack. It’ll cut kindling or help clean small game with ease, I’m not taking it to chop down trees or drive nails all day but it’s handy enough to always have. I carried one during my stint in Afghanistan where ounces count and used it more than I ever did a big fixed blade. We all had to have pig stickers before deploying and I watched them gradually be left behind when we went out. I’ll carry a good folding knife for normal stuff, when hunting I take a 4” fixed blade because it’s easier to clean up and care for.
This is the one I chose and its been a **** good one
I have the Granfors Bruks small forest axe which I haven’t owned long enough to decide on yet but the hunters axe which I took to Alaska is enough to clean and quarter moose without being bulky. Fine for camp wood, holds an edge like a good knife. I can live without them but are really nice so I use and care for them like the fine tools they are.