Hults Bruk Kalix review

Hults Bruk Kalix felling axe review The Hults Bruk Kalix felling axe is a compact felling axe, and in this review I’ll be taking an in-depth look at it. It has a mean bite and will make short work of small and medium-sized trees. And, thanks to its compact size, it’s easy enough to carry … Read more

Best Axe Sharpening Stone

Best Axe Sharpening Stone – 2019 Buyer’s Guide When you have an axe or hatchet, you need only one other thing – a sharpening stone for that axe that’ll keep a fine cutting edge on it. A dull axe won’t cut, but a good sharpening stone will take care of that in short order. This … Read more

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

Gerber Freescape Hatchet Review

Gerber 17.5 inch Freescape hatchet review

Gerber are an Oregon-based maker of hand tools and outdoors equipment. This post is a review of the Gerber Freescape hatchet, a 17.5-inch axe with a composite handle and solid construction. It has a sleek black PTFE coating on the axehead to reduce friction and prevent it from getting stuck in wood. This makes chopping … Read more

Hults Bruk Aneby axe Review

The Hults Bruk Aneby axe

Hults Bruk Aneby Axe Review In this article I’m going to review the Hults Bruk Aneby medium-sized axe. With a handle that is 20 inches long and an axehead that is produced by world-famous Swedish axemaker Hults Bruk (also known as Hultafors in Europe), this high-end axe is probably one of the best for bushcrafting … Read more

Husqvarna Carpenter’s Axe Review 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 more

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 more

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 more