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    Found this on the budk website. Looks like a Nessmuk double bit belt axe, fair price as well. Check it out.

    http://budk.com/product/Outdoors-Sur...963/156090.uts

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    Looks nice. Chinese?

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    Pakistan I believe.

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    Aus 8 is essentially 440B stainless. Not bad steel but relatively brittle due to the low carbon content.
    I know SOG uses it in a lot of stuff and it holds an edge well but I, personally, would be a bit leery of using it on an axe head. I know SOG uses some kind of stainless, 420b?, on the Fasthawk but I'm no axepert so I don't know all the variations in steel and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharner View Post
    Aus 8 is essentially 440B stainless. Not bad steel but relatively brittle due to the low carbon content.
    I know SOG uses it in a lot of stuff and it holds an edge well but I, personally, would be a bit leery of using it on an axe head. I know SOG uses some kind of stainless, 420b?, on the Fasthawk but I'm no axepert so I don't know all the variations in steel and such.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.
    Brittle due LOW carbon content...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLRider View Post
    Brittle due LOW carbon content...?

    sent from my dumb phone.
    I told you I'm no axepert . I also probably shouldn't type while I'm wrapping up the kiddos bath time. I typed things a wee bit off .
    I'm sure someone can better explain why stainless, at least the grades that are often used in knives, tend to be harder and more brittle.than 1095/01/other tool steels. I'm sure it has to do with heat treat and the way various alloys bond together. All I know is that the stainless alloys I've honed have taken far more work to sharpen and are more prone to microchips than the 1095 and other carbon steel blades I've honed.

    In theory AUS 8 or 1095 could be made to have a Rockwell Hardness of 45 or 65 and both would perform very differently and react very differently to the same use.

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    I don't about their axes but had a few knives under the "Timber wolf" name. The lock broke on one without even seeing any field use. Just a few dozen movements of the action was enough.

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