18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND LONG TERM SURVIVAL.
Thanks for the link. I've shortened the original post a bit, and focused it on the making of a replacement handle for a hatchet. I didn't want to mix too many topics together. I think you are right when you say that it comes down to how you use your tool and how good you are with it. For some reason I tend to like a hatchet head of about 1.25lb. I have no idea why, it just feels right in my hand.
Ross. Like me, my three sons all prefere to carry a tomahawk in the woods, but my youngest son has a small hatchet that he leaves in my workshop. I gave this hatchet to him many years ago, and it is one of his favourite tools. I too use his hatchet for craft jobs in the workshop/woodshed, because like you say, it feels good in the hand & I feel I have good control over it with the short helve.Regards.
I must confess, my use of hawks is limited, but I prefer a hatchet for most chores. (Perhaps, because I'm just an old axe man.) I CAN see where the hawk is a better weapon and lighter on the trail.
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