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Mini hatchets - whaddya think?

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by Big Mark, Jun 6, 2009.

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  1. Big Mark

    Big Mark Banned

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    A little something I am toying with at the moment. Mini hatchets in 01 steel. About 9 inches long. What do you guys think. Would these be useful...seem the be good for splitting wood and smaller jobs - easy to carry and strong. Was thinking of doing these with a hand tooled blade cover for about £45. Waddya all thing?
     
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    They look good, you are selling them far to cheap, put a 1 in front of it quick.
     
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    For that price I would buy one.
     
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    That price would be pretty tempting.
     
  5. Big Mark

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    I always find it difficult pricing things! If I charge too much nobody buys! What can yer do. They are a nice item I must admit...I'm up off the wood to road test it!

    Thanks for input. Happy to sell to you guys on the cheap...in exchange for the advice...
     
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    I like that Mark,

    Do you see them as a replacement for a knife, or an axe ?, or something to compliment them ?.

    Rob
     
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    That looks cracking. Would you be able to do a leather sheath of some description?
     
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    Sort of an intermediate item...when a strong knife is struggling but an axe is overkill or a bit too unwieldy.
     
  9. Big Mark

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    Yeah. I am just working on a leather sheath/cover idea at the moment.
     
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    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    How much do they weigh mate?
     
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    I'll have to go weigh it!? Now where are the scales!?
     
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    how did the road test go?
     
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    Looks really nice, SWMBO said it was "cute"
     
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    I'd be interested too! It looks very "useful" as an intermediate tool, even choked up in the kitchen as a chopper/cleaver.
     
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    i like the way that looks alot. how was the road test?

    in fact can i order one? is 01 steel a carbon steel or a stainless? (newbie question)

    45 sounds too cheap, have you yet revised the price?

    john
     
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    01 is high carbon tool steel. One of the better blade materials, though it is mainly used in knives.

    High strength, quality edge retention, not too much hassle to sharpen and has a bit of weight to it. Should make a good tool for lighter work and butchering.
     
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    A lot more powerful than even a big knife...more precise than an axe....only issue...watch your fingers!!!!!!!!!! Yikes! It's in 01 Carbon steel...I think I I'm gonna make 5-10 of them...see if they sell...Anyone who responds to this thread I'll do them for £45 + £10 P+P...because well I said I would...after that I'll post them as an item a bit higher- price to be decided...

    Let me know if you really want one...you'll have to wait a few weeks for me to make them.

    I'll make a cover for each - in black tooled leather...in the price...I know its mad but I love making this stuff!
     
  19. HillBill

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    They look good mate.
     
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    I'll have one please
     
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