So I came across this while looking for kerosene lanterns. Thought I would buy it at the low price and see if it is a keeper.
Criticism and feedback welcome
Thanks for looking
Alright here are the standard shots yada yada yada.......
about 27 inches
Balance is very good, I noticed this right away.
between 35 and 45 degree edge A good all around is 25 degrees
Just shy of 4inches my favorite small axe length
Even metal on both sides
1 inch in is 1/4 inch thick my hand moved during photo on this one but you can see the thickness
Splitting a little to make sure everything is goodntight
Quick file test and it is surprisingly very hard to remove steel.
Fit and finish is not bad for a $25 shipped 2.5 lb boys axe
Like the handle
Made IN USA? Got an email in to the Co and will find out if they reply.
The grind is a wedge type similar to a fiskars grind
The edge is obtuse at 45 degrees by my measuring
Currently this will split but to be more usable it needs to be reprofiled a file will take a long time to redo the edge.
Not sure it is actually 2.5lbs
So I did not actually use this to chop with only a brief splitting session. It is accurate so far with the limited use. The head is compact. Feels pretty good in hands. Much time is needed with an angle grinder or file to bring it into a all around user. I like the handle.
This needs a lot of work to make it a user. It will be a leaner on my axe wall for awhile and when I get around to it I will bring it into shape and then probably give it to my landscape friend. I think this would make a good beater ax for someone chopping into roots branches etc.
Nothing special here with this one, it sort of reminds me of the Ace hardware store collins axe a little.
Not a keeper now but I will update when I bring the edge in a little.
[I]I'm not an axe snob but I would rather spend a little more and and get a better quality ax.
Currently looking at this one for my boys axe Rocky Mtn Bushcraft did a review on the hatchet and it looked pretty good so I might try this one.
Just received an email from the Company about the ax:
The boy’s axes are imported from India .
The axe head is a Michigan pattern and manufactured from SAE 1045 steel. The cutting edges are induction hardened to 40-55 HRC.