I get a lot of questions asking about that axes that I own. Below is a breakdown of each one from left to right.
Wetterlings Wilderness Hatchet – Due to the convex grind of this particular axe, I find it’s best suited for splitting. It’s quite small and is good for getting a fire ready at camp. It’s not the best chopper and I probably use this one the least.
Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe – For it’s size, this thing is a workhorse. It’s very light and can be used to split, limb, and chop. I’ve used this in many videos because of it’s portability. I probably wouldn’t take this if it’s an extended stay in the woods as it’s just not hefty enough. This axe is shaving sharp.
Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Hatchet – As the name suggests, this one is for splitting and it does a hell of a job. I use it daily when making kindling for our wood stoves.
Gransfors Bruks Hunters Axe – If you look closely you’ll notice that this one has a rounded and polished poll. They call it a “flay poll” to aid in skinning an animal. I haven’t used this one to skin an animal but I will next hunting season.This axe is shaving sharp.
Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe – This is the go-to axe for a lot of people. It’s the perfect size for many and can handle general axe work. While I’ve used it many times, because of my size, I prefer it’s bigger brother. This axe is shaving sharp.
Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe – This is my preferred axe to carry if I’m going to be in the forest for a while. The size of this axe is perfect for me. Not too big, not too small. This axe is shaving sharp.
Gransfors Bruks Splitting Axe – We heat our home entirely off of wood and this axe has definitely seen some use. In the late summer, I split 7 cords of wood with this, a Gransfors Bruks Splitting Wedge, and sledge hammer. This is a workhorse.