Long Lightweight Axes (Not Hatchets)?

Are there any companies that make lightweight almost full size axes like the Estwing 26" that don't use wood for the handle? It's long enough to be used in a full swing like a regular axe, but not short like a hatchet, and lighter than most axes. Is Estwing the gold standard or are there other companies that make similar sized all steel axes?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why though

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So you can swing like a man

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        op thinks a wood handle is too heavy, do you really think he's going to be playing lumberjack

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Full swing, without the extra weight of a firefighters axe.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        touch grass

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an all steel double faced axe, heavy.
    I like my fiskars axe, it's light and razor sharp.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How many inches?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The fiskars is about 28inces long.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that don't use wood for the handle?
    you probably don't wanna hear this but the fiskars x10. I think the x7 is more similar to the one with the X on top. the x10 is 17"/45cm long head included

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll check them out. Any particular Fiskar axe you recommend?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gerber and fiskars. It's the same shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, Gerber has much worse QC

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s not wood, it’s lacquered leather. Absorbs vibration much better than wood and probably much better than rubber. It’s basically a bunch of dollar coin sized leather plugs about a quarter inch thick that have a slit in the middle. They slide them down over the handle of the hatchet. They are compressed down and then the base plate is fixed on. They smooth it out using a barrel grinder or belt grinder then lacquer it to harden/water proof it.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you cant buck with a full length handle unless you are 6foot3. get a 60cm handle boys axe or forest axe its much more practical and controllable.
    the extra power from a longer handle doesnt mean you cut down the tree any faster because you have to lever it unstuck every swing. even if its a wide angle wedge to stop it getting stuck you lose the penetration and all that extra power was for nothing just bonking the tree and wasting energy.
    accuracy is important too you've gotta put cuts in accurately to pop out chips and long handles make you less accurate

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OK manlet

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        even if you are tall a long axe isnt good for bucking/underhand, a lot of the power comes from swinging your torso down too. if its too long you cant go down the whole way

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't sound true. Not sure why you think getting a bigger and better swing isn't going to chop down a tree much faster.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because theres a limit on how deep you can cut based on friction and reaction force, you get diminishing returns with heavier more powerful swings otherwise you could just use some 30kg monstrosity and cut the tree in one swing, but you can't so its better to just use something small and accurate and save your body

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OK manlet

      Doesn't sound true. Not sure why you think getting a bigger and better swing isn't going to chop down a tree much faster.

      Shorter is in fact better. 28" is ideal for most people when bucking up to 12" logs while standing on the ground behind it. 36" handles are for felling and bucking large trees and unless you are standing on top of the log they are super cumbersome to use for bucking, less powerful and accurate than the shorter handles. video related is where 'full sized' 36" comes in superior https://youtu.be/OFu87e2bfqE

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's why I posted the the Estwing. The Estwing is 26", but am looking to see if anyone has found anything better. I use a saw for cutting once the tree is on the ground. I'm looking for something long enough and comfortable to swing sideways to fell the tree.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are ypu obsessed with not using wood handles for actually felling trees? Do you want tennis elbow or what?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's a hipster

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's a teenager who's trying to fish on a blue board for vicarious anecdotes to supplement his absence of experience

            he read on a forum somewhere that wood handles are bad and is waiting for someone to tell him what he wants to hear

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s not wood it’s stacked leather.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It’s not wood it’s stacked leather

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s not wood it’s stacked leather.

              Blue cheese has mold in it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                all cheese has mould in it thats literally how its made. so does bread, beer and anything else fermented

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is joke buddy.
                >all cheese has mould in it thats literally how its made.
                No, cheese is fermented with bacteria. Many of them will have mold added afterwards but not all.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fiskars 28" chopping axe/thread

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >SO THAT'S YOUR AXE HUH? DOES THE JOB JUST FINE, HAD IT FOR MANY YEARS, NEVER LET YOU DOWN? YOUR AXE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH, RIGHT???

    >WRONG!!!!!

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It exists, and its called the leveraxe bruh

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
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          Anonymous
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            Anonymous
          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/uIZe5cV.jpg

            what the kek

            https://i.imgur.com/SGHcaqn.jpg

            AFAIK this one's legit, isn't it?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well that's one way to guarantee a life changing injury while PrepHole

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WHITNESSED

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Fiskars that I use, it's very very light and I just attach it to the side of my bag. Can confirm it works well; I've chopped down a number of trees with it and also cut my toe in half. Very cool.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is that the 28" chopper? Ive got the hatchet and 2 splitters and am looking for a big felling axe, was thinking of getting the garant chainsaw

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the 28"

        >also cut my toe in half
        I'm terrified of chopping into my leg with a hatchet. How'd that happen to you? Is it easy to fuck up or were you doing things wrong?

        I was just being a moron tbh. Tired after a long day of lumberjacking, I just dropped a tree and was starting to clear the limbs off of it. Swung through a small limb and my stance wasn't wide enough so it went straight into my big toe, cutting down to the bone. I also should've been wearing steel toes, but I didn't wanna hike into the woods and stuff wearing them -- just being lazy. The doctor said it would've gone through a steel toe based on the damage it did, which I kinda doubt, but it certainly would've helped. I now usually wear my normal hiking boots and carry my steel toe work boots in my bag for this stuff. I have pics of the wound and aftermath/surgery but I don't know PrepHole's policy on "gore." picrel is my boot.

        Not him but easy if you're stupid. I've see a drunk do it, he got in between 2 toes. The tip of the axe bounces off the back or side of what you're trying to split, or the log splits diagonally. This is why you are supposed to wear steel toes while splitting large amounts

        yep, I was being stupid.

        I'm sold. I'll be getting a Fiskar.

        fuck yeah bro. I dig mine. good price, great performance, super lightweight, and it holds the edge pretty well

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You should look into slip on steel toe covers

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            professionals use chainmail can deflect the axe while still being breathable

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do they make these for over the boots/shoes? Seems kind of annoying to have to wear them underneath.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Stop being a pussy

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's retarded to wear them underneath, get a slip on plate and protect your boot too.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                then you would be standing on the metal and have no grip, goes inside so you can still use the soles/spikes of your boot

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just look up safety toe covers.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I use two XVI century codpieces (milsurp)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >also cut my toe in half
      I'm terrified of chopping into my leg with a hatchet. How'd that happen to you? Is it easy to fuck up or were you doing things wrong?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but easy if you're stupid. I've see a drunk do it, he got in between 2 toes. The tip of the axe bounces off the back or side of what you're trying to split, or the log splits diagonally. This is why you are supposed to wear steel toes while splitting large amounts

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          checked. does bending the knees and dropping down make this shit safe?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Stand back as far as possible, yes knees should be bending down a bit on the down swing. Look up the propper techniques on YouTube anon, you don't want to hurt yourself innabush

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes https://youtu.be/qDUi_MsWFgk

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ideally you only swing down straight from you face to between your legs. people bring it back to far to one side of their head which makes makes it a diagonal swing towards your leg. and when chopping verticals coming from too wide an angle which makes it deflect towards your leg if doing a downwards swing or towards your face if swinging up which isnt recommended for that reason and its not necessary you can fell with just horizontal and downwards swings.
            always position your body so its out of the way of swings if you miss or deflect, theres no rush

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sold. I'll be getting a Fiskar.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I also have a Fiskar, hatchet though. Really performs well, guessing the bigger sizes are also good.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It bothers me how many of you idiots don’t know that estwing doesn’t make wood handled hatchets and that the “wood” you keep talking about is stacked leather. Bunch of larpers screaming at each other about how much they know about shit.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got experiences with these schrade axes? Only weights 2lb 19" long

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like it's only useful as hatchet

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like it has no weight on it for the deep cut. This is why axes have a girthy and weighty end to it to cut deep. It's alright for trimming branches off a tree or debarking a tree or something. You're going to have a bad time chopping something thick though.

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