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    Camping hatchet?

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    Could anyone recommend a great, super light camping hatchet? I'm talking something small, but useful that could be affixed to my pack for the short 3-day trips where I take comfort over speed. I guess the most important thing is its weight--needs to be light. Reliability i'm not too worried about b/c it's only hatchet work, nothing too technical. Thanks!!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Gransfors Bruks mini is best money can buy imo, here is some of reviews of their axes

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    Nov 2001
    Anderson Island, WA
    The Rainier Scout would probably work best for you. Bear Mountain Tomahawks.

    Look under Belt Axes.

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    Jan 2010
    Aiken SC
    Find someone that makes hatchets from Farrier files. They can be made light weight. The blade can be hollowed out in the upper part of the blade and use a short handle. Have it made with a longer handle then when you get it cut the handle down to a length you would be comfortable with. These heads being made of the file steel can be made tough and should hold a nice edge. Carry a small fine grit stone to hone the blade & keep it some what sharp after each use. I have found them to be tough and the handle when applied properly will hold well since it is forced into the large teeth of the file that is in the handle hole.

    Hope this helps, Amsoil

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    Dec 2009
    Republic of Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by kaor View Post
    Gransfors Bruks mini is best money can buy imo, here is some of reviews of their axes
    I'll second the Gransfos Bruks,,,holds an edge good and easy to get razor sharp.

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