The Hunter: Hannah Kycek Hannah Kycek, or “Hatchet Jane,” is an outdoorswoman based out of the Pacific Northwest. She has been hunting since she was 11 years old, and endlessly yearns for the solitude and self-reliance found within the backcountry. You’d be hard pressed to find her without a rifle or hatchet in tow. The unpredictability . . .
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February 25, 2019
Our resident axe restoration expert Lane (aka Bushcraft Sisyphus), has a love for collecting and restoring old axes. Below are a few videos on how to modify and maintain Hults Bruk axes. You can follow Lane’s axe adventures on his YouTube Channel. Warning: It’s for true axe nerds only! Maintaining and Resetting the Grind Bevel In this . . .
May 2, 2018
4 simple tips to maintain & care for your Hults Bruk axe or hatchet An axe is a simple tool, yet like any tool requires basic care. The more you love and use your Hults Bruk axe, the more care it requires. Below are some common axe maintenance problems, solutions and prevention tips to keep your . . .
September 11, 2017
How to Sharpen an Axe “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln If you have ever used an axe, then it’s safe to assume that you have sharpened one as well. A sharp axe is a safe axe, and let’s face . . .
May 11, 2017
How to Replace an Axe Handle Part 2: Installation Now that we have laid out how to select the right axe handle, it’s time to move on to the installation. In the second part of this series on how to replace an axe handle, I will describe how I personally install a new handle. Before . . .
April 27, 2017
Red Nose Leather makes custom leather axe masks to help protect and beautify your axe. They specialize in leather but also enjoy restorations of vintage tools, especially axes. We checked in with Colton, Hults Bruk ambassador and owner of Red Nose Leather to break down the basics on how to get started making your own . . .
February 22, 2017
With a 6AM start, coffee and breakfast in hand, the three of us were on the road and at the trailhead by 9:30. After a winter camping trek last season, I realized going in without a tent and building a shelter can be much more comfortable through a long, cold night. I also decided that . . .
January 20, 2017
Part 1: Axe Handle Selection Replacing an axe handle (a.k.a. haft, helve) can be very frustrating for axe users and enthusiasts. However, it is a skill that can really come in handy! When you think about it, an axe is a hunk of steel driven onto a wooden stick. Wood is a natural material, and . . .
November 23, 2016
Posted in #AxeHeads
Movember, No Shave November or just plain November, whatever you call it, is coming to an end. By now most of you have some impressive facial hair and despite comments from Grandma and your twelve year old cousins at Thanksgiving, I hope you keep that manliness on your face for at least the rest of . . .
October 21, 2016
Posted in #AxeHeads
Living in Ontario, Canada means we have an abundance of two key resources: freshwater and hardwood, which require the proper tools to travel efficiently and survive sustainably in the wilderness. A canoe is the best (and most fun!) way to get around with all that freshwater. Almost 160,000 square kilometers (62,000 square miles) or 11% . . .