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Sunday at the Field House

From today’s morning trip to Ballard. Woolrich Woolen Mills, LVC, RRL for fall…

Nigel Cabourn FW10. I went for the blue plaid naval shirt – and it’s already sold out in my size! wtf.



A Practical Axe Manual

For those of you who might have purchased one of those fancy axes from Best Made Co. or Gränsfors and need some tips on how to use it properly, check out this manual written for the USDA Forest Service. It covers axe history, safety, sharpening, and chopping techniques.

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Gränsfors Axes

Watch how they’re made in the factory in Sweden. Thanks to Susan Perdok for uploading these.

And a clip of their museum:

Hickory, Steel, & Sex Appeal (Axes)

Best Made Company just put up their new line of hatchets for sale (and here I was just recently thinking of how nice it would be if they made some). I’ve ordered one and will post my thoughts on it after I give it some use.

I also just skimmed through their owner’s manual [pdf], and was amused by this piece of wisdom:

When your friends and family see how proud you are of your new axe, there is little doubt that they themselves will want one. They may even ask if they can borrow yours. By all means, do not say yes. It has been our experience that once an item is lent to someone else—even a family member—it never returns in the same condition, if it returns at all.

So very true.

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