It’s an attractive day in northern BC, Canada. The snow is melting extremely fast, although I expect more snow to fall before it’s over because of this winter. The current weather puts an itch in you that’s hard to scratch. The itch would be to camp, but that must wait for a while. For the time being, there is preparation activities to alleviate the itch.
I dug out my axes today. They need to be sharpened I’ll use the power grinder to accomplish that.
While I was looking at them, I realized how important it is to have the right axe for the task you are doing. Listed here is a description of the three axes that I recommend:
A Splitting Maul: It does not have any other use than to split wood. You can’t chop across the grain with it, and it’s impossible to clear brush with. Norse axes for sale The blade is very thick. Its weight is considerable. The mix of weight and thick blade helps it be suitable for splitting on the finish grain. If you’re campground camping and the wood supplied is big, here is the axe you would want. If you’re wilderness camping and not getting around, you will likely be sawing wood. You will need this axe. The splitting maul will tolerate a little bit of dullness.
A Brushing or Chopping Axe: Because the blade is very thin, it is great for cutting brush, and when you have to cut cross grain it’s good for that. However, if you try to split blocks of wood, this axe are certain to get stuck in the block most of the time. You may also think it is quite difficult to get it unstuck. This axe loves to be sharp.
A Combination Axe: This blade is just a little thicker than the Chopping Axe and only a little thinner than the Splitting Maul. You can use it successfully for both splitting and chopping. It won’t get the job done along with the axes devoted for those jobs, but it is a good compromise. It too loves to be sharp.
Should you lots of splitting, then you have to obtain a splitting maul. If you’re wilderness camping and on the move a lot, then you want the Chopping Axe. You will dsicover guys deploying it for small chopping jobs, even whittling. When am traveling by truck and camper, as opposed to trekking, I will often take two axes – the Splitting Maul and A Chopping Axe. If you intend to buy only 1 axe, then make it Combination Axe. Keep it sharp, it’ll help you well.