Here is my small hatchet I got from Dave....it's awesome to say the least!.....ryan
viva la revolucion !
My Gansfors Bruks Hatchet came in,like the profile of the steel head.Have not sharpened it yet,because the handle needs work first.It is pretty rough,on inside curve very rough.No big deal,my 1" belt can smooth it out.Actually has some nice grain.Pob. will sand it to at least 1K.
I have seen the same thing wt. some carbon Machete I have & wt some cheaper forged carbon knives,it is almost like they put some good steel in it,go lax on the handle maybe figuring if you don't like it,you can finish it up nice.That's cool wt. me,I like sprucing up handles,I'm sure I am not the only one who fixes up handles that need some TLC.
Yeh I like the steel, the rough forged look,but the wood handle needs some work,should look nice when I finish it.
i cant wait until you are done!!
my Wetterlings Axe shows up at work on friday. bummer i WAS going to call in sick..cough cough. dangit!
i do expect the wetterlings to be pretty rough looking. whatever..i'll take it up to the sierras on a backpack trip. i am gonna try to clean a trout with it. ahhaha.
Check out Autine by John Neeman....Awesome axes.