New pocket axe

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you know how it looks like when it´s used by the army, firefighters etc?
If not: search google images for "Klauenbeil TL 5110-0004"
www.google.com gets you to the dimensions: search for BWB TL, gets you to "www.bwb.org/01DB022000000001/...." click on "Verzeichnis der technischen Liegerbedingungen" fill in the TL No.:5110-0004 and/or in Titel: Klauenbeil
and you get a link to the specification PDF.

Get the drawing and "cut and carv" away all the material with a pencil (makes cutting in real life a lot easier cause the hatchet head wouldn´t suffer too much fromm unnessessary cuts)

If you pm me your adress I´ll send you real pics since I don´t have a digicam
 
I've just been exchanging email with someone who took this:
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and with hacksaw and lots of sanding turned it into this:
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Well the Ruger Single Six and stove are extra - but I sure admire the effort of shaping a hatchet into a lighter Hudson Bay design.
 

mrostov

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That's neat. IMHO, I'd rather just get a Norlund off of Ebay or buy a new Snow & Nealley.

I love my 3" bit Norlund hatchet, I don't know what they made those out of but it holds an knife-like cutting edge better than many knives. I use it as an ulu as much as I do an axe.

Someone had an old Norlund, brand new, still in the original wrap, that sold on Ebay a few days ago.

This is a Snow & Nealley Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe with an 18” handle.
http://www.snowandnealley.com/merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SNWS&Product_Code=011S
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British Red

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No these mini axes are really good in terms of weight to use - although they do need a baton on the larger stuff! Have you had it out to use much yet? I'd be really interested in reports on how people get on with them in live use!

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:)

I'm lucky enough to have a "bush babe" as my partner. Nothing, but nothing, is more attractive than a woman who combines feminine and capable. Bushbaby is a fantastic shot, has "adopted" my Wetterlings large Hunter (with which she chops kindling for out log fires most days so I come home to a warm house), roasts a mean dinner (in a dutch oven having shot and cleaned it). I am blessed.

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British Red

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Well, one or two have asked for updates on project "Baby Wetterlings"

I met up with Singteck today and it now has a proper "singteck system" mask :D

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Usual arrangement of a "D" ring to clip onto one of the belt clips, baldric or pack clips that I use.

Next step is to really go to town on the head with the hand tools and really clean up the bevel. I am going to the "shiver meet" in Febuary and hope to give it a good work out then...more piccs as the axe develops

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British Red

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oetzi said:
Red, can you give me the exact name and article-No from the attatched leaflet?
I cant find this axe neither at any suppliers website nor at Wetterlings.
Thank you


Oetzi,

I was finishing off the little axe today and found the leaflet -

The name is Vandringsyxa or Belt axe Model No is TUR 030 10H

I worked on the bevel a lot with GB axe file and diamond file followed by the formal wet and dry for about an hour tonight and the bevel is now much improved

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I would say if anyone wants a small pocket or mini axe this is well worth considering - but if haveing to tidy the bevel bothers you - pay the extra £25 and get the GB. If you are happy to get busy, £20 and a couple of hours buys a good tool.

Red
 

hollowdweller

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Hey Red!

Have you got to do any chopping with this yet?

I'm interested to see how it does.

I like the GB mini but I'm betting this one is slightly heavier so would chop slightly better but lighter than a GB Wildlife.
 

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I gave it a light workout last night after I finished on the bevel. Splitting ash and birch logs 8" long 4-6" in diameter was one blow. Now Ash splits easy anyway but the birch went nicely too so I was very pleased. I haven't batoned or put it to work hard yet but I'm off to the woods in 3 or 4 weeks and will give it a hard workout then - want some piccs?

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British Red said:
I gave it a light workout last night after I finished on the bevel. Splitting ash and birch logs 8" long 4-6" in diameter was one blow. Now Ash splits easy anyway but the birch went nicely too so I was very pleased. I haven't batoned or put it to work hard yet but I'm off to the woods in 3 or 4 weeks and will give it a hard workout then - want some piccs?

Red

Yeah, if you don't care to take them. That actually sounds like more splitting power than the GB mini.
 

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