HUDSON BAY AXES

This past weekend, I ran the axe yard at my local Boy Scout council’s Pumpkinfest. I had planned to teach about knives, saws and axes; but all people wanted to do was use the axes. My Council Hudson Bay axe was in steady use; and more than once I saw one of the adults present cutting through red oak like it was red pine. I have yet to check the axe again for sharpness; but I am willing to bet that it is still pretty sharp, since whenever it was in use by an adult, I saw chips flying. The axe passed its first full field test with flying colors.
Jon

SHARPENING STONES

ABOUT BROAD AXES

Broad Axes are sometimes referred to as Carpenter’s Axes or Ship-Builder’s Axes. They are mid-sized tools sharpened in center-cut shape (meaning both sides of the blades are beveled), make them great for chopping or notching.