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  1. #16
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    i like gb's too.
    the wetterlings i have seen had a rougher finish on the head, and somewhat dryer handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salve7 View Post
    Nobody seems to ever mention husqvarna axes. I've never tried them and their prices aren't that low but they look good. http://www.husqvarna.com/us/landscap...i-purpose-axe/
    That actually seems good for the money and what the few reviews said. I'm going to look into the husky a little further before I order. That gransfors still has my attention though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post


    i like gb's too.
    the wetterlings i have seen had a rougher finish on the head, and somewhat dryer handles.
    Same here. Have both, prefer GB.
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    I just used a 19" Wetterlings axe on a 10 day canoe trip. It was my favorite cutting tool. It split, cut, scrapped, shaved, and pounded like no other axe I've used. IMO the 19"wetterlings is one of those "if I only could have one survival tool, this would be it" - well next to my other knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manofsteel89 View Post
    What was wrong with the Wetterlings? I haven't handled either yet but I trust you guys enough to fly by faith
    I've heard many great stories about wetterlings but if I'm going to pay $80+ for an axe I shouldn't have to take a file to it when I get home and I sure don't want to think about rehandling it because the grain is not straight. If I you want a cheaper axe that you might have to put some elbow grease into there are many more options like condor, Collins, husky etc. also I'll see if I can't find the video of the gb CEO giving a lecture about the company

    Here you go: http://www.dolectures.com/speakers/gabriel-branby/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post


    i like gb's too.
    the wetterlings i have seen had a rougher finish on the head, and somewhat dryer handles.
    Steffen,

    What are the 3 GB models?
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    small forest axe, wildlife hatchet and mini hatchet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post
    top to bottom:
    small forest axe, wildlife hatchet and mini hatchet.
    Between the small forest axe and the wildlife hatchet, which do you prefer or find the most useful?
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    if i could have only one it would be the small forest.
    this is the one i would choose for a 2 week expedition or winter time use.

    for camping and such i usually go with the wildlife, since its 9oz lighter and 6" shorter.
    i prefer this for carving(when roughing out a shape).

    that's my take on it.

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    I decided to give the Fiskars X7 a try. It seems to be pretty decent quality, no comparison to a GB, but for $22, how can you go wrong? Haven't used it yet, but I'm going camping tomorrow, so we shall see. I still plan of picking up a Wildlife hatchet soon though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post
    if i could have only one it would be the small forest.
    this is the one i would choose for a 2 week expedition or winter time use.

    for camping and such i usually go with the wildlife, since its 9oz lighter and 6" shorter.
    i prefer this for carving(when roughing out a shape).


    that's my take on it.
    So I guess that means both.....
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    it does
    and then there is the scandinavian forest...been wanting it, but i just don't have a use for it.
    i'm trying to reduce my collection of sharp metal objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post
    it does
    and then there is the scandinavian forest...been wanting it, but i just don't have a use for it.
    i'm trying to reduce my collection of sharp metal objects.
    That's what I'm going for as I already have a Gerber Camp Axe 2 Which looks exactly like your fiskars (I know they're the same).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffen View Post
    top to bottom:
    small forest axe, wildlife hatchet and mini hatchet.
    Is the small forest axe more of a 1 handed axe or meant for 2 hands? This gerber is too small for my liking


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    Digging up a month old thread I know, but I'm debating the same question at the moment. Luckily I have a local seller of GB, so I'll be going to check them out tomorrow, and I'm debating between the Small Forest Axe and the Scandinavian Forest Axe. I've had and used the Fiskars X7 some, and it's a great little hatchet, well worth the $22. That being said, I'd rather have a slightly larger tool that can handle actually taking down a tree if need be. I'm thinking the Small Forest Axe will suit my needs well. I'll be checking both out in person, so if one obviously "feels" better than the other that's the choice I'll make...guess I'll see tomorrow.
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