Axe Carriers,Slings and other carry options -pics please

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  1. BushTramp

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    l i have a new winter axe on the way and would like to carry it off my pack as its a bigboy and don't want the pack to pull.i'm thinking some sort of sling or rig of sorts but am not finding anything too exciting so if you guys have any pics of your rigs or carry systems i would love to see them
     
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    Baldric style seems simple enough. I never did it with an axe, but the concept is sound.
     
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    i'll go google baldric :)
     
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    I agree. For something as large as an axe would definitely look into a baldric rig.
     
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    Not sure exactly what you're looking for (is this for carrying while also carrying a pack? or while in camp looking for firewood when the pack's off). SuspectDevice made me a cool belt loop that can carry an axe, I like it for collecting wood since you can drop a piece of dead standing wood or buck a log, then stick the axe on your belt loop to keep it out of the way without leaving it behind or losing it.

    If you're going to carry on the pack, I'd suggest anything that can get the weight centered instead of along one side of the pack, and preferably closer to your body. Depends on what pack you have how to rig it, but maybe something like one of Iz's axe carriers would work for you.

    For an axe-specific carrier I really liked the looks of the Woodlore Folding Buck Saw case, though I never did buy one. Just a cool design for carrying an axe and/or saw:

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    I made myself quite a few axe rigs. One was like that Ray Mears just a few posts up, but mine was worn like a pack, with two straps. I am also currently working on a leather bandoleer style set up for my hawks. It rides like a haversack or messenger bag does, but because of the hard thick leather strap, even with a two pound hawk attached, I barely feel it on.

    Once it's all done I will post pics.
     
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    I've got to try and make one of these myself. Very cool!
     
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    Best Made Company makes this axe sling:
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    For some reason I can't find it for sale on their website but it is their design.
    I like the look of it but the problem is you would have to wear it under a backpack and you wouldn't be able to deploy it very easily. Also I'm not sure how comfortable it would be sandwiched between a heavy pack and your back.
     
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    Lets try this again
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    Is this the one you're talking about?

    http://www.bestmadeco.com/products/canvas-axe-case

    EDIT: nevermind, I see your pic now. Looks like they stopped making that sling you were talking about, since the page is down: http://www.bestmadeco.com/FEATURES/catalogs/slingHB/sling.html
     
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    I know lots of folks like something specialized, but this works for me.

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    LJT
     
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    This is one I made last year. It will carry any size axe and an 18 inch bucksaw

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    I'm taking a 4 day trip starting may 30th using the pack below (mountainsmith tour):
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    My dilemna is that i'll be hiking pretty rough terrain cross country for 3-4 miles and when i get there building a lean-to shelter.

    I have it down to the Council Hudson Bay 18" or the 26". I sure would rather work with the 26" but i'm not sure how to transport it under those conditions that far with much grace ;)

    One option is to just stick a sheath over the head and carry it in my hand. I certainly carried a big-ass polaski that far during my wild-land firefighting days, but i may need both hands at times in order to remain vertical :). It's Oregon coastal temperate rainforest and its steep and slick in many places.

    Any ideas?
     
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    I'm digging the idea of the balderic rig for a hatchet. I was going to say... this would be perfect for a Mini.. but you sold it as soon as I got mine.. I see how it is Doug! :15:
     
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    I have made a few baldric rigs for my hatchets and hawks, it works decently if your not bending down much, but can be really annoying if you are... A hatchet is something I see as being easily belt carried.

    Antiacus: With the 26", stick the head (masked of course) down to the bottom of your bag, and let the handle stick out the top. It should be shorter than your fishing rod, so it snagging on stuff shouldn't be too big of a problem.
     
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    This is mine that I made for my hatchet. I have an idea for a bigger axe that I have been working on. I will bust my rear a bit and get it built to show you guys. Based upon the same type sheath, but a little different rigging to carry on your back.

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    Thanks man. I'm going to give this a try. Feel dumb for not thinking of it myself.
     
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    No problem brother, have fun on your trip!
     
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