The Classic and Modern Nessmuk Trio – an Axe and Two Knives

A Nessmuk trio of double bit hatchet and fixed-blade and folding knives

The term Nessmuk trio refers to a double-bit hatchet, a fixed-blade knife, and a folding knife carried on the bushcrafting expeditions of George Washington Sears, who published stories of his adventures under the pen name “Nessmuk.” Many outdoorsmen, especially those who take an interest in the history of bushcrafting, have heard of the Nessmuk trio. … Read moreThe Classic and Modern Nessmuk Trio – an Axe and Two Knives

Best Axe Sharpeners: Five Great Tools to Keep Your Axe Razor-Sharp

Using a dull axe is not only tedious, but it’s also dangerous. A dull blade can just bounce off of the wood you’re cutting and go somewhere else – such as into your leg. It also means your work will take longer. Sharpening can be tedious, but a sharp axe will quickly make up for … Read moreBest Axe Sharpeners: Five Great Tools to Keep Your Axe Razor-Sharp

Husqvarna Carpenter’s Axe Review – Is This Any Good? (2019)

Husqvarna Carpenter's axe

The 19-inch Husqvarna Carpenter’s axe is a popular axe among outdoorsmen and carpenters alike. Made in Sweden by the same company that makes the highly-regarded Hults Bruk axes, Husqvarna’s axes are also high-quality axes at around half the price or less than Hults Bruk axes go for. Is this axe any good though? Read this … Read moreHusqvarna Carpenter’s Axe Review – Is This Any Good? (2019)

How to Make a Firebreak with an Axe

Making a firebreak with an axe to stop wildfire

With wildfires getting bigger, meaner, and more destructive, it’s good to be as prepared as possible. If you don’t want your home to go up in the smoke of a raging wildfire, you would do well to create a firebreak around it. It’s hard work, but there’s nothing complicated about it. This article will show … Read moreHow to Make a Firebreak with an Axe

Best Pulaski Axes in 2019 – All-American Firefighting & Forestry Tools

Pulaski axes are versatile and heavy-duty tools used in wildland firefighting, forestry, and even gardening. Invented by a Forest Service ranger after battling and surviving a devastating wildfire, Pulaski axes (also called Pulaski tools) were created to help save the lives of forest rangers and firefighters by helping them in their work. With an axehead consisting … Read moreBest Pulaski Axes in 2019 – All-American Firefighting & Forestry Tools