Here’s an older Norlund brand axe I dug up from the pile of tool my dad kept in the store. Dad wanted me to take down a tree and asked me to go get a cutting tool. Didn’t know what brand the axe was until I have done the task asked off me. Quite a good little axe. Even just after a brief use, I felt it outperforms the Silky Ono and Gransfors I tried out previously.
Ini dia kapak Gransfors Bruk dari Sweden. Sudah lama Wak ingin melihat dan menilai sendiri kapak pembuatan jenama terkemuka ini dan akhirnya tercapai juga hasrat ini. Kapak Hand Hatchet ini milik saudara Mystrm dan Wak berkesempatan membeleknya baru-baru ini. Walaupun ianya satu kapak kecil, keperincian dan kualiti pembuatan kapak ini terselah dengan jelas.
Here is a old Gilpin fireman axe made in Cannock England (no sheath) I manage to score at a garage sale recently. I tried looking up the internet for information on the axe but could not find much information. Some sources like this indicates that the company could have been around since 1834 but when exactly this particular axe was made is still a mystery.
An opportunity to put the axe Silky Ono against pig trotters presented itself recently when a pacific islander friend Sa wanted to cook a traditional dish. Typically, the butcher would use a band saw like machine to saw the pig trotters into smaller pieces. Sa told me he got the trotters cheap but they came in large pieces. Told him he can use my axe for the job. The axe has not seen much usage since I got it anyway.
I borrowed my new Mora Robust (carbon steel) knife and Silky Ono hatchet to a friend recently on a hunting trip in New Zealand. How I wished I could have joined him on the trip but some air fares are just too expensive. Nevertheless, being the great guy he is, he brought back some pictures to share and made damn sure I regret now swiping my CC for the airfares.
Yup…I finally scored a Japanese Silky Ono axe/ hatchet. I have no clue why all of a sudden, axes and hatchets appeals to me so much. Perhaps because I am longing for that ‘bushcraft’ tool that I have been reading and watching on all the bushcraft shows on Youtube. This is not my first axe. Tried the Mora Outdoor axe and several others before. Here are some pictures.
There is probably a good reason why an axe is not a common tool used by local Malaysians except for the time when a tree needed to be fell. Back home, my northern neighbors swear by axes. Did not have a reason to hate them, so, I decided to get a Mora Outdoor Axe just to try it out.