My New Backpacking Axe

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  1. graywolf51

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    Svante Djarv Backpacking Axe.
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    That looks like a handy little hatchet! You'll have to give us a review.
     
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    Nice! Looks handy!
     
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    That looks handy. Where did you get it?
    I think I like the looks of that more then a Gransfors carver.

    I think I can see why women ask me if I get manicures.
     
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    Yes, looks very handy indeed. Please share a review once you get out with it.
     
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    Sweet looking axe.
     
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    I don't take axes backpacking, but that one I just might on the right trip. I like the rounded poll for skinning (hunting trip) and the hooked handle probably gives you a little more swing oomph on larger stuff. Nice! Thanks for sharing! I'm intrigued by this one. :)
     
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    Very nice, where did you a get that little whacker?
     
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    Very cool little hatchet. I bet it splits kindling as good as it looks.
     
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    Svante Djarv is a Swedish family owned business that makes knives and axes. The handle is 9” ash and it weighs 13 ounces. It’s got a 2.76” blade of HRC 56-57 Carbon steel.
     
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    those are sweet little choppers

    caution advised when using to drive stakes

    the rounded poll/butt will glance sideways unpredictably

    no fun when holding the stake

    no need to ask how i learned this :-O
     
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    I have the SD 'Hobbit Axe'. Also, a great performer! Got to use one when I took a Bowl & Spoon carving course with Drew Langsner back in '2015. It performed way above it's weight class. IMHO, the Hobbit Axe is a Spoon making machine. And, as a small fieldcraft Axe I think it would excel also.
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    b/r

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    My SD Backpack axe was delivered last week after quite a wait for them to be "in stock". Mine came from Lamnia, but there are a couple of other sources. Bushcraft Canada had them, but won't ship to the US.

    The Backpack axe does have a shorter handle and rounded poll vs the one shown above. The rounded poll is more of a feature to assist in skinning game than pounding. With the Rc harder than most axes, and more akin to a high carbon knife, mine will be going into my hunting pack. I've been unable to split the pelvis on some of the OLD bucks I've shot for fear of breaking my knife blade.
     
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    @62flint I purchased mine from Lamnia, too. That will do the job on a Deer. Good thinking. I like the rounded Pole. I wasn't sure of the hardness, but it certainly takes and keeps an edge, like a knife. I also have an SD Small Viking Axe and it keeps an edge like a knife.

    Enjoy it in good health.

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    Whew ! Thankfully Lamnia is outta stock. I’ve been buying enough from them (and others) lately. I’m supposedly downsizing, but nice little axes like that make it tough.

    Congrats to the new owner
     
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    @MountainWanderer. . .you know Lamnia is one of the few resellers that use a "Notify me when it's in-stock" system. Except, Lamnia will actually contact you when its in. Svante Djarv are so small they have limited production runs a couple of times a year.

    I'd recommend getting on the list.

    b/r

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    I had to grin when you said that they'll actually contact you when it's in. Can't count the number of times that I've tried to use the "contact me when it's in" feature on other websites never to hear from them.
    Kind of infuriating, actually.
     
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    I was actually contacted by both Lamnia and Woodsmith in the UK.
     
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    Lamnia & Woodsmith are both re-sellers I've done business with and would do so again in the future without hesitation.

    b/r

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    They are resellers, but that is the only option in that Svante Djarv doesn't sell direct.
     
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    @62flint correct. There may be one other in the UK and the folks that took over the reins for Country Workshops here in the US?

    b/r

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