double bit inquiry

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  1. SmilinJoe

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    Good evening,
    Anybody ever done a 2.5 pound double on a less than 20" handle? If so let me know your thoughts.
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    I haven't done it yet but was just looking at bits in my local honey hole and talking to the owner about doing just that. I think it would be a neat/fun project worst case it would make a decent thrower.
     
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    Love the setup. This is the one I carry with me when I paddle. I put together a shoulder carry rig for it too.

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    That is very nice! How does she swing? Pros? Cons?
     
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    To be honest it swings like a very heavy hatchet. However, it is long enough and this handle design allows for comfortable two handed use. I use this kit setup for 2 reasons.

    1st and foremost, it's compact, easy to carry and also easy to strap in the boat.

    2nd is that it is compact but packs a punch if you need it. If you are caught up in snags while paddling, I find that generally there is not much room for a full swing and almost always standing up to swing is not an option. This allows for some close quarters options.

    Oh, I thinks it's pretty snazzy looking and that's a plus too.

    I have to tell ya I've only needed it a few times but I sure was happy I had it.. It has whiled away a lot of miles but is a very friendly companion.

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    This is normal position

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    @Kelly W much appreciation for your insights. I am going to put mine together soon. I've got a couple in line before it but will let y'all know when I do.
     
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    I like that a lot. I have an old no name that I have put aside for just such a conversion.
     
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    @Kelly W 's carrying rig for that one is some pretty sweet leatherwork too.
    Much like the liger is to Napoleon, it's pretty much my favorite saddle axe (living vicariously through you again, brother).
     
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    I like that setup.. Good job..I Caught alot of flack for a similar style.. I find the size very useful.. For the exact purposes you mentioned..
     
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    Both those rigs look purty good to me, as for ole@kellyw, if he does it its done right!

    I dont have a boat anymore but can see how it would be great in one.

    Larry
     
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