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    Skinning a deer with an axe only is no problem with a Gransfors Bruks small axe or Huskvarna small axe...I did it last year as a test. Once you get the hang of it, you can see why it's a preferred tool for a lot of Alaskan trappers and bushcrafters. Very nice axe! I've never considered one in stainless, heck...didn't know a quality one was made in stainless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter74743 View Post
    Skinning a deer with an axe only is no problem with a Gransfors Bruks small axe or Huskvarna small axe...I did it last year as a test. Once you get the hang of it, you can see why it's a preferred tool for a lot of Alaskan trappers and bushcrafters. Very nice axe! I've never considered one in stainless, heck...didn't know a quality one was made in stainless!
    I usually skin my deer with a golf ball, a rope, and pick up.

    Unlike that guy in the vid, I gut mine first.

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    Now that is interesting. You learn something everyday.

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    I think I need to try that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Stunning looking small axe. Have you used it or is it just for display?

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    Baptized it yesterday. NOT impressed. Started out good but went down hill rather quickly. Quartered out a fat doe. Chopped the forelegs, the spine and the rear legs.
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    Steel is hard. Straightened out the worst of it this morning on a BIG Norton stone. File wouldn't touch it. I'm thinking that the original grind was too much like a knife edge and had too much unsupported edge. Put a steeper bevel on it this go around. Didn't get quite all the dings out, but they'll come out next time I put it on the stone.
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    If it blows up again, I'm contacting the Swede's that made it and see what they have to say.
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    Wow. I've never seen anything like that.

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    Yea, that is not impressive at all. Hope the beefier edge works.

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    I just cut at the joints....

    For what you want to do I would sharpen it more like a splitting maul than a hatchet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    I just cut at the joints....

    For what you want to do I would sharpen it more like a splitting maul than a hatchet.
    I cut the legs at the joints. Only real bone it chopped was the spine and pelvis. Edge angle is a lot steeper now and it will shave arm hair. It'll get some more abuse next weekend.
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