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    Default Serious sharps envy... HELP

    So I've been wanting a Gransfors Bruks wildlife hatchet for a long time now and I don't think ill ever be able to afford one, but I recently saw Condor's Scout Hatchet and instantly fell in love.

    I read about the flaws in the early model but supposedly the newer ones are a lot better. Does anyone here have one? How do you like it?

    If feedback is good, I may order one before the week is out...



    So help me out guys, I'm seriously envying this thing and I need to know if its worth the time and money or if I should just forget about it.

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    hmmm good price ... at that low price point I would be curious to know how good of an edge can be achieved and how well it stays.

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    I really want a Condor Scout hatchet too, if you do get one let me know how it works out for you.

    Baryonyx offers a special grade option on it too, which would be well worth the $6 IMHO.

    If you PM FortyTwoBlades, he should be able to help you out with any qusetions.

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    Personally, I wouldnt spend a dollar on Condor stuff. Ive seen far to many QC problems and other gripes people have had with their stuff. Id look for a nice old hatchet head and put a new handle on it. Be a fun project for ya, and you will have a great hatchet.

    I know Condor has alot of fanboys, just like ESEE and Bark River, and thats cool, just not for me.

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    I think you'd be happy with the Scout Hatchet, especially if you go through FortyTwo. Buying from him allows you to side-step any QC issues that you might encounter when buying from another vendor. Personally, I won't buy anything Condor unless it's through him for that very reason.

    Another option might be the Husqvarna hatchet. Just a few dollars more.

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    I had one, the blade was nice-but, I didnt like the ergonomics of the handle. It felt too small, and light, for me. I got it razor sharp though, no problem. Just didnt fit me, size wise. I am not a big person either (I am only 5'6"). But, it could be my lack of experience, but this is a pocket hatchet-and, I really have never handled something that small & light before. I ended up selling mine, and got a plumb boy scout hatchet, which feels like its about a 1lb head-and the handle fits my hand better. Thats my limited experience though.
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    Mine took and holds an edge just fine. Use it on pretty much every camping trip. It is small but that's why I bought it.
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    I don't own one, big I had a chance to play with one for a couple weeks and was impressed. as soon as Baryonyx gets them back in stock, I'm ordering one. So far I've been satisfied with my Condor purchases and believe they are a great value.

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    I've been oggling those but recently purchased the woodworkers axe from Baryonix as I already have a Plumb scout hatchet and a Fiskars X7. I wanted something between those sizes and the boys axe. I spent the extra couple dollars for the special service from FortyTwoBlades and it was well worth it. I haven't had a chance to use it yet as I had it shipped to work... But provided it's not pouring down rain tonight I have a couple chunks of maple I plan to rough out and get ready to turn into spoons tonight. The axe is sharp enough to easily shave arm hair and if it holds an edge I don't think I'll have any complaints about it. I think the scout hatchet will get purchased later this year as the dinky size looks fun to play with.

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    Thanks for the quick feedback guys! I think I'm going to buy it. I plan on using it at work for killing Tree-of-Heaven and autumn olive. I already have a boys axe and an 18" axe but I think this little guy will be perfect for slashing tree trunks for herbicide application.

    That, and it would make a SWEET addition to my 10x4 hiking kit. Haha

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