Snow & Nealley Hudson Bay Axe
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It is confirmed. During the last year or so, the company has opened up and S&ampP filed for bankruptcy There are no foreign parts in the NX axes, both the head and the handle are made in the USA. Now that I'm in the market for a new axe, I may need to purchase one.
Made in the state of Maine, the axe I received was made in the United States.
In the older stock ones, the heads were forged in China. Recent ones are more likely to be made in the US. It was all made in the USA when I received it. Thus, you can purchase a product made in the United States as long as it was made relatively recently.
From the time they were made in China, the painted heads are originals.
Selected User Reviews For Snow & Nealley Hudson Bay Axe
The issue is one that stands out. A great axe with great steel and a decent leather blade guard is The problem is. The heavy lacquer coating on the hickory handle and axe head just ignores the good qualities of this axe and makes it nearly useless unless you're willing to spend the time and effort to remove it ! Even with three coats of stripper, a plastic scraper, and several rags, I still had to use elbow grease and several coats of stripper to remove this crap. I had to then re-seal it with Watco sealant. In order to prevent blisters and to have a handle that is not slippery due to sweat or moisture, you have to do this if you are going to use the axe. A braided leather lanyard with a lanyard hole and lanyard was added to offer a degree of safety when swinging such a small Even so, for $70 you get a great deal after the recent common sense updates. I'm not interested! In both of these cases, the manufacturer should have done and could have done it. Their customers obviously aren't familiar with them or understand them! You can save $40 when you buy an axe from Marbles! Its steel and hickory handle are excellent, and it is only a slightly smaller knife. A STUPID LACQUER FINISH IS NOT NECESSARY! If you wish, you can finish it yourself! (it comes unfinished and needs your preferred finish.
The handle is varnished to make it slippery. When I opened the box, I was very upset to find an unsharpened axe in it. I was really looking forward to receiving this and had high expectations. It took me a few seconds to realize that it wasn't a mistake. Until I was over it, I was going to sharpen it myself because I liked the idea of supporting a company that was bringing manufacturing back to the USA from China. My attention was drawn to the finish on the handle, so I decided to strip My first thought was "that handle seems off-center. " I noticed that others had observed the same. In that case I thought it needed to be reshaped. After thinking how much I was going to put into a brand new axe and packing it for return, I decided to repackage it using an old package. As I said, I was deceived a bit and sad. Call S&O in order to obtain more information There is no way for you to get N. According to them, Amish people do not use technology like phones, emails, or websites because they are Amish. Although I am pretty sure the logo on the handles is printed in laser A printout of the etched-in message To me, that sounds like technology. They do not appear to be hand forged, either. Then it was forged by machine? Are you going to use more Certainly you will end up with one of these fine little axes if one continues to work on it in order to refine, and resurface it. I wanted. In fact, that is not what I expected from the description either.
I like it a lot. The quality of the product was excellent. Kinlin is made with it and it is great axe, I enjoy using I have no complaints about the size or the fit. The rating I had read before made me feel that it may not be good quality. I like it a lot. Buying it was such a good decision for me. Wood takes it like butter! There's no friction, so it cuts like butter! I love the axe. He's a good seller. In addition to keeping the airstream in the car, I also bring it home and keep it ready to use. There's where that axe goes whenever I go, I just wanted to mention that. This is a great investment. You won't regret it. Thank you, Damon.
It appears that the axe head is not There are two issues the cutting edge of the eye is bent and the wall of the eye is uneven in There were also rounded edges on the back of the head. As I said before, I'm no Ray Mears - and I'm not a very For a good price, I would like to know about a good camp axe.
Because of the positive reviews, I had high hopes for this axe, but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. A very good handle adorned the first axe I received, but the bit had a terrible grind that I had never seen before on a Hudson Bay axe. There was a big bulge on the bottom side of the bit. This caused the heel portion of the bit to protrude more than the toe portion. tried using another axe and the second one is a bit better, but it still lacks certain elements. Once again, the handle is decent, not as good as the first axe I received, but the bit profile looks much better and is more typical of a Hudson Bay axe pattern. There is a lot of unevenness in the cheeks so the head looks like it could be curved. Looking down from the top, you can see the bit angle is at least 10 degrees off from the handle. A lack of squareness between toe and heel is not related to the way the shirt was hung, but rather to the way it was hung. I thought both samples were a little dull and needed some finishing, but that was to be expected and wasn't a If you buy one of these in a store and handpick one of the best ones I'm sure you find a winner, but for the money you're definitely rolling the dice if you buy online. I'm 0 for 2 so far. The extra money I would spend on an axe that is better made and fits better would be worth it if I didn't have to meet a tight budget. In the end, though, what you pay for, you get.
Having a blunt head without a bevel is like having butter on a butter knife, so make sure you know how to file an edge on it. This handle appeared to be lacquered on with a light coating, so I scoured it with 150 and 220 grit paper and it came up quickly. I'm not sure how well the blade keeps an edge after sharpening. We used it to split and cut relatively small logs, maybe up to six inches, as well as to limb them, and it As the look and feel of the Scandinavian Forest axe, it is similar to the GFB. As of now, I am happy!.
The American manufacturing industry is a great one. It takes a super sharp edge and holds it for a very long time due to the steel used (1080 carbon). My knife did not come very sharp in fact, it had more of a courtesy grind than anything else, but I enjoy sharpening, so I was fine with that. I was able to use it as it was. The grain of the handle is very straight. . . . and a nice sheath to carry it in. Not a top-notch sheath, but it does the job, and most of the axes in this price range do not contain a sheath at all. You will not find a better bushcraft/pack axe than this one. In general, I am very pleased with the result. It's been on my list for about 6 months now and I've cut down small trees, split wood, and made tent stakes and feather sticks with it. Hardened polls would be the only thing that could make this better. This is a very good product. I think you get a lot for your money.