I laughed so hard when I heard this, a fart squeezed out. I'm enjoying it's bouquet while I write this
Originally Posted by Brad "the butcher"
I have done one worse than the drunken stone chop: the sober hatchet lend... This resulted in several sober stone chops and some belligerent moments on my part...
As for the OP, I've never chipped/bent an axe on a knot, but I have on a nail that was embedded in the tree. If somebody put a sign on it years ago, the nail will get absorbed into the trunk only return years later and destroy your toys.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.