How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

A good axe can, and should, last you a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. But all too often, axes get used and abused to the point that they need some major TLC to get back into chopping shape. But not today. Today we’re going to take some time to learn how to properly sharpen an axe, so your trusty splitter will always have a working edge. Hand-sharpening an axe or hatchet is fairly simple, but there’s a technique to it that requires a bit of time and patience to master.

The Best Heavy Duty Machetes | We Pick The Top 7 You Should Buy

The Best Heavy Duty Machetes | We Pick The Top 7 You Should Buy

The term “machete” comes from the Spanish word for sledgehammer, and while any machete can make it through bushes and branches, heavy-duty machetes have all the wrecking power of this tool due to their unparalleled size, weight, and power. A heavy duty machete differs from a regular machete in that it’s meant to be more…

Gerber Zilch Knife Review

Gerber Zilch Knife Review

I bought the knife in June of this year (2022) and never got around to writing a review until now, so my opinions have changed. First, don’t waste your money on a $20 knife…ever. Save a few more bucks and get to the $30-$50 range. However, if you were to spend your last $22 on a knife, should it be the Zilch? Maybe, it’s not a total loser considering the entire cheap knife landscape.

What Is A Machete?

What Is A Machete?

The earliest known machete may have come from Ancient Greece or China, with the Greeks using a kopi, a very similar tool, and the Chinese using the dao. However, European armies, throughout multiple centuries, have also used swords that resemble machetes. The modern manufacture of machetes likely originated in 1826 in Collinsville, Connecticut.