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    I have only recently heard of these axes. Nothing but rave reviews. Anyone know the price or the lead time to get the Felling Ax?

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    I ordered in March, received in July IIRC. E-mail them for current prices - each time I e-mailed them the response time was generally 24-48 hours or less. They are in Latvia, so a different time zone (to say the least) than here in the USA.

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    I've been eyeballing these for awhile. Hope you get yours.

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    I sent them an email Friday or Saturday requesting a Forrest Axe. I really like the looks of this axe. When I hear back I will let you know the specs and price. I remember when John first started posting photos of his axes about 6 months ago on bladeforums. That is the first I think anyone had heard about his work. Seems like the word is getting around though.

    Couchsachraga- What did you pay for yours? Do you have pictures and opinions on it?

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    I'll have to look for what I paid for it - it was more than I usually pay for an axe, that's for sure! Gransfors-bruks territory.

    If you do a quick search here you'll find images I put up of mine, as well as comparison to the GB SFA, and working on a little project with my "JN FFA" (lean to, dovetail corners).

    I really like it, and appreciate it more the more I use it. For resinous woods it is about perfect I have to admit. For camping the lighter GB SFA may be better, and for real felling an American Axe is better (I have a number of them, including the John Neeman American Felling axe).

    I will say that the fit and finish of the John Neeman tools (I ordered the Finnish Forest Axe, American Felling Axe, and a drawknife) surpass any edged tool I've ever purchased. Hopefully you will have the same experience.

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    I sent an email to the company and they responded the next day, given they are 8 hours ahead of me. American felling axe is 250 plus another 50 to 75 for shipping with a wait time of 2-3 months. That is well north of GB prices not including shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon63005 View Post
    I sent an email to the company and they responded the next day, given they are 8 hours ahead of me. American felling axe is 250 plus another 50 to 75 for shipping with a wait time of 2-3 months. That is well north of GB prices not including shipping.
    Yep but these are hand forged by him, and handles handmade by his business partner. To me that justifies the extra price.

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    His youTube videos are awesome:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebe View Post
    Yep but these are hand forged by him, and handles handmade by his business partner.
    I love the look of his axes and respect his craftsmanship. But every haft I've seen has had the grain running exactly 90° opposite of how it should run. He needs to have word with his handle man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    He needs to have word with his handle man.
    He would be talking to himself, haha. He makes his own.

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