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    Grand Imperial Poobah NGF Addict! Mad Scientist's Avatar
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    ^^^^^^ Yes it has! BTW, I got another axe. This one has a fiberglass handle, I'll see if I like it or not in a week or two. I also got a hickory replacement handle for the broken axe ..... I simply couldn't bring myself to throw it away.

    One thing that had me doing a whiskey, tango, foxtrot was, the replacement handle didn't come with a wooden wedge or metal locking wedge. Really? I picked up a small scrap piece of hickory from a friend and cut my own wooden wedge and salvaged the metal locking wedge from the old handle. And now that old axe has a number of years left in her!

    Thanks for all the replies! And Steve, if we ever have a NGF get-together I know how to find you!




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    My scent has never been an issue. You ever been in a crowd at a naval base and got a whiff of the passing sailors from a visiting British Navy vessel? No wonder they use to rule the waves! Those lads don't need an axe to fell or debark a tree!
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    The only hickory I have is this one

    ​I WILL DO WHAT I HAVE TO AND DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY ACTIONS LATER

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    I have an Axe story.

    About 8 - 10 years ago I took the kid down the street deer hunting. He had never been hunting before and his asshat father left the family when he was about 13. The boys and I got to the ranch about noon, salted the roads and made camp. at around 4:00 PM everyone headed for their blinds and K and I went to my blind. He was sure to get a shot because I fed a lot and never shot. We parked the truck and walked quietly to the blind. It was 20' from the ground to the floor and the ladder was stairs from an oil tank. It was sturdy enough. I weighed about 250# at the time and K weighed as much or more than I did. He was a big kid. As we got to the blind I noticed an inordinate number of bees around the blind and I checked to make sure a late swarm hadn't taken up residency. All clear and we settled in to wait on the deer. The bees kept coming and as much as I would whisper to K to leave them alone, he would swat at them. Soon, there were a lot more bees in the blind than I was comfortable with and that's when I got the whiff. I said, "What the Hell is that smell?" In between swats, he replies, "Axe". At that point the deer hunting was over because there were a good 100 bees inside the blind. We beat it back to the truck and out ran the little buggers and then we had a talk about wearing Axe at the deer camp.

    He would kill a nice 8 pointer later that afternoon, and he got some well deserved ribbing form my boys around campfire that night. He's gone hunting with me several time since then but has left the Axe at home.

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    I like axes. I have an old Plumb Double bit that has seen more handles than some of our major spammers on the forums. I have my dad's Double bit. I'll have to check the make tomorrow. After he died it was one of the things I made sure I had. I cleaned up the head and put a couple of coats of linseed oil on the handle. It'll likely never touch wood for the rest of my life. I have a little Herters Hudson By axe that I bought with soda bottle money. Then there's my Cedar Axe. It's double bit the same length as the Herters. I've got countless more because I never throw anything away, not even broken handles.

    Lately I've been carrying an old single bit Plumb. I use it mainly to make rattling noises in the bed of the truck.

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