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Recommendations for Smaller/ish ax ?

This is a discussion on Recommendations for Smaller/ish ax ? within the Knives, Swords, Blades, Axes, Spears, Daggers, Machetes forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; Hey everyone, I was just looking at Mora-Knives and I see they offer a nice looking ax and knife kit, I also see Gerber offers ...

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    Recommendations for Smaller/ish ax ?

    Hey everyone, I was just looking at Mora-Knives and I see they offer a nice looking ax and knife kit, I also see Gerber offers them and yes I do know Fiskar makes Gerber, I know Gerber has their Down-Range Tomahawk which I have heard nothing good about. But I'm looking for a small relatively compact ax for my b.o.b, right now I have my regular sized Fiskar chopping ax not too easily concealed, I also have a regular hardware store ax which I use for trapping and it's the same deal as my Fiskar. I hope I don't know of some kinds and someone on here does, because I'm somewhat torn between Mora and Gerber right now, what's everyone's input on it ?
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    I know you want a small axe but this is what I carry in all vehicles and when I overnight in the woods out on my land.
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    Thank you Medic33 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinch View Post
    Hey everyone, I was just looking at Mora-Knives and I see they offer a nice looking ax and knife kit, I also see Gerber offers them and yes I do know Fiskar makes Gerber, I know Gerber has their Down-Range Tomahawk which I have heard nothing good about. But I'm looking for a small relatively compact ax for my b.o.b, right now I have my regular sized Fiskar chopping ax not too easily concealed, I also have a regular hardware store ax which I use for trapping and it's the same deal as my Fiskar. I hope I don't know of some kinds and someone on here does, because I'm somewhat torn between Mora and Gerber right now, what's everyone's input on it ?

    Estwing

    http://www.estwing.com/ao_campers_axe_long_handle.php

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    Big enough for work but small enough to fit in a small pack. Quality USA made

    IMHO I go to a 3 1/2-4 lb 32" real axe if the estwing won't do the job (ice fishing pack). For heavier work 6 lb mauls, 8 and 16 lb sledge and wedges.

    I have felled large trees (east coast hardwood) with an axe but a felling saw is easier
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    I have an old camping hatchet that belonged to dad. Sorry I can not help with your decision between mora and gerber.
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    Interesting video on a few
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    I picked up a husqvarna camp axe and liked it enough I bought their hatchet too.

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    My nephew received a hatchet for his birthday he loves it.

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    We sell the mora hatchet on our site! I think it keeps the better edge over the fiskars and gerber(fiskars) its light weight, sharp amd does the job! But thast my preference! For camping and work, I like the fiskar! But for small jobs out hiking or survival runs, I like my mora!
    I dont really have anything bad to say about my gerber! It has served me well over the last 10yrs, but i have found that the mora is just a slightly better blade! I don't have anywhere close to the same use on the mora as my gerber, but I'm already noticing the blade holding up better to use!
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    Hope this video helps!

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