Bit of both. I stocked up on coal, gas and steel a couple of weeks before I left for the rig. And before the lockdown I'd ordered a number of bits and bobs for the workshop and various projects but despite having a good few things I could do with, there seems little point ordering at the minute...
Dusty - I should have said I find I tend to take the small forest axe out with me more than the larger one. Simply because it's easier to pack.
A hybrid like the Ray Mears fancy axe with the heavier head on a slightly shorter handle would be nice.
All the best
I have the 65cm version and the GB small forest axe (45cm ish?)
The larger axe is a great tool. It will easily cope with all the duties above. The main advantage for the smaller axe is simply (to me) that it's easier to pack.
Personally I'd be tempted by the 52cm handle length as a bit more...
I'm currently stuck on the rig. Due to get ashore on the 2nd of April. This may be brought forward or pushed back depending how things go in the next week or so.
I'm not sure what will happen if the country goes on full lock down before I get ashore. :confused:
Assuming I get ashore ok then...
It's a handy looking tool that's for sure.
The weight markings are always on the side of the anvil around the middle. Three sets of numbers in the hundred weight system.
Numbers on the feet are almost always a serial number of some kind. / batch numbers.
The weight system is a bit...
Looks like a good anvil to me Arran, you might find some more information on the sides of the anvil if you clean it up a bit. A wire wheel on an angle grinder does a good job of that.
The hole in the bottom has something in it. It's usually a square hole an inch or two deep.
As for the hardy...