You Know What You Can Do With Your Hatchet!!? (Part II)

You Know What You Can Do With Your Hatchet!!? (Part II)

Not like knives, you usually won’t find the sort of steel hatchets are made from listed. However, if you’re spending over $55, that’s really something you should look for. A harder steel like D2 is good for a heavy use hatchet. You don’t want the pliancy of lower-carbon steel in a stiff, huge hatchet head. And it’s a tool, not a cabinet king, so it doesn’t necessitate stainless. Any surface rust that is there will wear off with usage. You have a rusty hatchet? Use it again and again.

Attempt and discover a length that satisfies your style, body, and usage. You want a head and a handle to be the ideal combination of portability and power.

Old-fashioned hatchets are also an ideal buy. They make the perfect gift for women and manly men.

A lot of hatchets have a bevel, rounded edge. This is what you want for chopping. If you want a hatchet for a certain task such as carving, you want a slimmer edge profile. For outdoor use and chopping, you need a hatchet in which the cutting edge is slightly rounded from top to bottom.

A longer hatchet is a safer hatchet. When you strike it downwards, a longer hatchet will probably hit the ground before hitting your leg or foot.

A sharper hatchet is a securer one, letting you use a reduced amount of energy and retaining more control.

If you’re chopping with a hatchet, do it from a kneeling position. This way a wayward swing goes to the ground, not your foot.

Never, ever hold a piece of wood that you’re chopping or splitting with your spare hand anywhere in the area of a swinging axe. Safety when using a hatchet is of utmost importance.

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