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Snowy Crash!! Git out yer axe....

RokJok

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We got some snow overnight, but it was sunshiny (FINALLY!!!!!) here in western Washington state this morning. So I took the only-slightly-belated Christmas bundle o' joy from The Swamp (ThankYou!! ThankYou!! ThankYou!! ThankYou!! :D) out to play on some fir blow-down from the mondo windstorm we had a couple weeks ago.

I put on an Akabu Loop on the Crash Rat before the party began to keep it solidly in hand.

Links to Crash Rat pics saves bandwidth for those on dial-up connections.

This shot shows the balance point for the Crasher...
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat apple tree balance.JPG

Standing tall in the apple tree out back.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat apple tree vertical.JPG

Here's the smudgy aftermath of chopping and stabbing on the fir branches.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat head close-up.JPG

Up to his waist in 5/8" gravel, taken before the fun began.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat in gravel.JPG

Hangin' loose in a pine tree he *doesn't* have to reduce to chips 'n bits.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat in pine tree.JPG

Still lookin' pristine, but the fun's about to commence.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat on broken fir bough.JPG

Break time!!
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat resting after chopping.JPG

Chillin' to the max.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat snowy limb.JPG

Soakin' up a little sun before the Whack-a-palooza started.
http://www.oz.net/~malinski/Crash Rat with pot.JPG

As the Boss Hog would say, "Good Times..... Good Times!!" :D :D
 
Great Thread!!

Can you describe the axe's edge at the end of your chopping day?
 
I have put mine through alot in the last 48 hours or so and it is still paper slicing sharp. Astounding.
 
Wow, two sets of twins today, first the Jolly Green Giants (FBM Magnums), then apparently the Mailman made a second sweep across the objective because I just got home to the Desert Crash Axes.

Given the axes I've carried in combat, this is by far the most appropriate I've ever handled. I may tube-wrap the handles for electrical insulation, but other than that the dimentions are perfect. I might make a thread on that tomorrow.

Oh yeah, and I got a Fatty! .289"+!!! woohoo!
 
JWBirch said:
Can you describe the axe's edge at the end of your chopping day?
After chopping a few of the fir branches, I cleaned the CR off with a stiff-bristled nylon brush and some Formula 409 spray, which is my usual pitch-removal juice of choice. It came clean with no problem, as is usual when scrubbing Busse/SRKW/ScrapYard crinkle coating IME.

There is no visual indication that the edge had been used at all, except for some slight smoothing of the crinkle coating near the main edge and rubbing away of the crinkle from the sharp shoulder corners and striking edge of the spike. I will later try to upload some pics of the wear. The edge feels about as sharp as it was when I headed out this morning.

Looks like the CR is up to the usual Swamp Rat standard of toughness. :thumbup:
 
Man, you guys are killing me with these Crash Axe reports! Mine hasn't arrived yet?!

(Though I did get a care package from Guyon and Terry Newton! Thanks, guys!)
 
Man, you guys are killing me with these Crash Axe reports! Mine hasn't arrived yet?!

(Though I did get a care package from Guyon and Terry Newton! Thanks, guys!)

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I once had to cut myself out of my car using that old SAR Rat. Luckily I had it on my belt. :eek:

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If I'd had a Crash Rat with me I could have just cut my way through the house, and driven the car out! :thumbup:
 
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