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How to Grab the Right Ax for the Job
Choosing the right ax will save you time and effort
Survival Skills: 5 Safety Tips For Felling Trees with an Ax
Whether you’re at deer camp cutting firewood or you’re dropping timber for a new shelter or cabin, you don’t want...
How to Safely Handle and Care for Axes and Hatchets
Tips for keeping everyone's favorite tool in top shape
How to Sharpen an Ax
Illustration by Pete Sucheski When sharpening an ax, the most important rule is to hone without heating. Abrasive belts do...
Ax Skills: How to Split Firewood
Illustration by Pete Sucheski To split firewood, any ax head will do, but one with a steep bit taper will...
4 Unique Ax Heads and the Jobs They Do
Photo by Adam Levey 1. Pulaski Among the most recognizable axes is the pulaski, with a grubbing tool opposite the...
The Anatomy of an Ax
Photo by Adam Levey; Pictured: Council Tools Velvicut Bad Axe Boys Axe Head: Ax heads are made of either low-...
Our 10 Favorite Short Axes, Hatchets, and Tomahawks
We've rounded up the latest and greatest of these versatile tools. So go ahead, chop to it.
How to Throw a Tomahawk
Illustration by Pete Sucheski Grip the handle well to the rear, thumb extended alongside. Point the ‘hawk at the target,...
A Cut Above: Everything You Need to Know About Axes and Hatchets
Axes and hatchets are among man's oldest and most versatile tools. From splitting firewood to breaking down an elk, there isn't much these venerable icons of the outdoors can't do.