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One for the saw and axe obsessed
« on: June 17, 2017, 07:21:22 PM »
Ive been doing a bit of tree felling at the club to make some hand rails for the 50m shooting point and I was given these






Both are brand new never been used, (I sharpened the axe) the axe is hand forged and cost 20 delivered according to the Internet, the saw (according to the net) cost about 25
(I had to test the axe out so a small tree got it ;D)
I'm very happy with them and thanks to to those at the club who gave me them
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Re: One for the saw and axe obsessed
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 07:51:36 PM »
Husqy axes have been made for them by a couple of Swedish manufacturers over the years. They're made to do a job of work in the icebound forests of northern Europe ,that's why they're ground scandy style to resist dulling when being used on frozen timber.
 Who ever's made it , I would imagine it'll be of the best quality materials.
 Incidentally , because your picky shows the shaft slightly protruding the head , we can see that it's got no epoxy being used to hold the head on. Epoxy in the eye of an axe is evidence of  very poorly mated surfaces.
 Should be sharp enough to shave when correctly sharpened. :)
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Re: One for the saw and axe obsessed
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 07:54:58 PM »
Should be sharp enough to shave when correctly sharpened. :)
not got it that sharp, (I cannot keep the same angle when using a sharpening stone) :-[
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Re: One for the saw and axe obsessed
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 11:06:17 PM »
Keep at it but don't go for the flat scandi grind it's more prone to rolling on our hard timbers when being used for chopping. Either a scandi with a secondary bevel or a nice convex grind will keep it in good shape. When you finish with it just strop it unless it's really dull ghee you'll need the stones again  ;)
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Re: One for the saw and axe obsessed
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
Mmmmm nice.

You've done well there Uggs. ;) :)