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Pretty interesting show on the history and manufacturing of axe's on the history channel last night.
The way they show stuff over and over again, there's a good chance it'll be on again if anyone's interested.
Beats watching Opera
 

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Charlie it's great to see you posting, I really like a fine axe. I would like to find a really good one to keep in my truck when I'm up in the woods. I can't decide between an Estwing or a used Plum. Any ideas old buddy? How's the fishing down your way about now?

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Well, I have an old Gansford that I bought back when they were affordable and that new More Maker double bit. I like em both fine, but a good axe sure don't come cheap these days.
The documentary I spoke of spent allot of time at the "Council" factory. I googled em, and like what I see except that they don't come with a cover. Guess a handy fellow could probably make one though.

Edit,,,, Oppps,,, Looks like ya can get the little 16" camp axe with a sheath for an extra 15.00.
http://www.counciltool.com/DisplayCategories.asp?pg=displaycategories&category=12

Funny you should mention fishing. I was just thinking about taking a little drive up to my favorite Crappie pond in the next few days. Starting to get a taste for some pan fish or maybe a couple Breakfast Brookies.
Bout time for a little camping and Gopher shooting up where the Brookies live.
Or as I call it,,, a poor mans cast and blast. LOL

Hope ya wintered well ol friend.
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Dang it,,,, now ya got me thinking about it, so I better post a couple pix of me and the pot-lickers favorite camp sites.

We do a little Rimfire only camp up there every spring.

She's got this nice little Trout stream right behind camp.

And plenty of Ground Squirrels to shoot between naps. LOL


I've already got my camping gear tuned up and the rifles cleaned. Just waiting for the snow to melt off and the Gophers to come out.
I'll pick up the beer, beans, bacon, bullets, and bait on the way. ;D
 

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Charlie we wintered good here, thanks for asking my friend. That sure looks like a first class place you got picked out there. Those doggies can sleep on my porch any old time....smile. Give em a pet or two for us. I think I'll keep an eye out for a good plumb axe, I've always liked them, good steel too. I really like your little Mooremaker double bit, I'll bet it's great in camp.

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I would like to see the show the next time it comes on. 8) 8)
 

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I have an Eastwing, good quality it's a cut above the rest. I know, I know I don't have an axe to grind. (sorry I couldn't help myself.
 

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This is the only collectors Axe, hatchet that I have and it is an old BSA by Plumb, wish I had the sheath for it. 8) 8)
 

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Joe that's a great hatchet, it's a little treasure for sure. I'd like one of the Plumb double bits in the smaller size, we used to call them christmas tree axes.

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My wife and I like to travel Missouri and check out the local history. There has been a lot of interest in Lewis and Clark last few years and I came across a reproduction of a French throwing axe. The local Indians used to trade for these and they would alter their appearance. This is something I did to one of these inexpensive reproduction axes to try to make it look like one of the Indian variants. (hint: a blowtorch is used)
 

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Sheaths ain't all that hard to make. I made one sheath for my double bit hatchet. It came with a cheapy sheath that it cut right through. Axe sheaths are easy.

What rifle be that settin' on the stump in the pic above? It sho' nuff be purdy! If she shot half as well as she looks that's some piece!
 

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janott, good looking Plumb. I bought a Plumb hatchet in the mid 60's, think I was 13 or 14 at the time and its still giving me good service, still using it quite a bit, mostly to split kindling but its had a recent place in a hunting pack as well.

Estwing axes? Got nothing but good to say about those as well and use mine quite a bit. Mostly it resides behind the seat of my truck with a bow saw, and they get alot of use cleaning up road when trees fall across them from storms and snow. If I had to have one, or for a bug out tool, my estwing campers axe would be along.

The axes show on history I've watched a few times and hope to catch it again so I can record it. good program. Ya'll take care.
 
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