Best Types of Wood for Outdoor Burning

Best Wood to Burn Outdoors and While Camping  A campsite just doesn’t feel complete without a nice fire. With just an axe or another appropriate, sharp tool, you can cut down green or standing dead wood, split it if necessary, and create a big stack of firewood for a fire. It keeps you safe and … Read more

Hults Bruk Kisa Review

Hults Bruk – their parent company being Hultafors Group, which is the name that their axes are sold under in Europe – are legendary axe-makers. They’ve been making axes since the end of the 17th century – over 300 years of experience. We can enjoy the fruits of that experience and Sweden’s long and storied … Read more

Council Tool Hudson Bay Camp axe (18 inch) Review

In this review I’m going to take look at the Hudson Bay Camp Axe from one of the most well-known axe manufacturers that make their axes in the USA – Council Tool. It’s a lightweight axe that is great for camping and hiking trips. It packs a punch, but with an 18-inch handle and with … Read more

Fiskars X11 Small Splitting Axe Review

Fiskars X11 – In Depth Review Fiskars is a brand that people associate with a level of quality that other mass-production toolmakers can’t seem to reach. From knives to axes, this Finnish company produces tools that are affordable and effective, tough workhorses. This is a review of the Fiskars X11 splitting axe. It’s a handy … Read more

How to Sharpen an Axe Properly

How to Sharpen an Axe Properly The sharper your ax, the easier, faster, and more pleasant it will be to do your work. Splitting axes or mauls don’t have to be as sharp because they’re meant to split logs and rounds of wood with blunt force, not cut into them. But the rest – hatchets, … Read more

Choosing an Axe: An In-Depth Guide

Choosing and buying the right axe can seem tricky. What distinguishes the many different axes on offer from each other? Within the different types of axes – hatchets, splitting axes, mauls, felling axes, carpenter’s axes, historical battle axes, throwing axes and more – there are hundreds of models on offer. They’re not all the same, … Read more