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Bahco 19" "Rucksack" Axe

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$34.98
Weight:
2.50 LBS
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Bahco HUS-0.8-500 19" Axe

If your looking for a more affordable high quality axe this is it.

( I would rate the fit and finish as a high quality hardware store axe of the past )

High Quality drop forged carbon steel head of 1 3/4lbs.

High tempered blade holds a great edge!

19" Ash handle

The head on this size axe can have a cutting edge similar to a Wetterlings but with thicker cheeks for better splitting.

We are now putting a sharp working edge on these axes at our shop.

Make yourself a sheath and this size axe becomes ideal as a "rucksack" axe.

(This also makes a great back up or beater axe if you already own a high end axe)

The ash handles on these axes is hit and miss on quality, the steel in the head and head pattern is excellent!

Made in Germany (Halco Works)

Axe Disclaimer

Axes are not built like custom knives, just about any axe will not be perfect, this includes handle grain, head alignment, wedge and eye fit, forging marks or head patterns...this is the nature of the beast.

Our guarantee is that the steel quality in the head will not fail you, if there is a temper problem we will take care of it ( does not happen very often)
We will also cover any loose heads or cracked handles right from the factory.

Once you start using your heavy duty chopping tool the care of your handle is in your own hands. How hard you swing and what you hit or miss. Wood handles have too many variables for me to offer any guarantee on them.
Part of owning and using an axe is to be able to rehandle the axe, pick out a straight grained hickory handle at a hardware store and tune your axe as you see fit.

With that said we are pretty reasonable people if you have any issues....thanks Ben

Product Videos

Bens Backwoods - How to choose a bush axe (05:18)
Please keep comments relative to the videos. Please contact me at bensoutdoor@yahoo.com for product or order questions. Ben talks about How to choose a bush axe. Ben also goes over the fit and finish expectations of a bush axe.
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Product Reviews

  1. tremendous value - great axe 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2015

    The size and shape of the handle is absolutely fantastic. I'm 6' tall and wear size L gloves (sometimes XL) and many axe handles feel like they're a little too small. This one feels great, and the shape of the palm swell is right on the money. The grain orientation wasn't perfect, but I've wailed on this sucker a lot - splitting wood and chopping down a couple of trees - and I haven't had any issues.

    I bought the version that is sharpened by Ben's Backwoods, and it was REALLY sharp when I got it. I couldn't exactly shave with it, but I could have worked on it for a long time and not made it much better. Even after all the chopping I've done the edge still looks and feels the same - so it has been super durable so far.

    The only thing I didn't like was that the wedge in the handle is plastic, and the top of it has a little tab to hang it on a peg hook in a store - its a little cheesy. I cut it off immediately and haven't thought about it since.

    I bought two other axes at roughly the same time - a Council tool 18" Hudson Bay and a Estwing 12" hatchet. The Bahco is the one I grab the most frequently.

    Overall, this is a great axe at a bargain price. I'm super happy with it.


  2. Decent Working Axe 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2014

    I bought this axe to use around my home campsite. I put a paracord overstrike wrap on it to protect the shaft. I like the way it splits wood and it does a decent job of that. I haven't used it for felling trees but it has a nice enough edge on it to do so. It isn't a Wetterlings or Gransfor Bruks but it's a nice bargain for the money. It works just fine around camp for what I need


  3. Good solid axe 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2014

    Great camp axe for the price


  4. So Much More Than Expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2014

    This is really a terrific axe! I cut the plastic tag off of the odd plastic wedge and made a leather mask for it. I actually bought this as a gift for my girlfriend, buy I love using it.

    I love axes and have several. When I go to the bush I usually use either the Velvicut HB or the Gransfors Small Forest Axe. The Bahco will process firewood better than the Gransfors and probably about the same as the larger Velvicut.

    This is definitely the best axe I have ever used for the price!


  5. Great axe, perfect size 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2014

    I purchased this axe to take with me on shorter trips and I keep it in the truck during the winter. The axe took a great edge, and performs very well. I did not have the handle issue that some have had with this axe, but I have a hickory source and will make a replacement if/when needed.


  6. Good Axe Head - Bad Axe Handle 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2013

    Brought the axe along on a backpacking trip immediately after receiving it. Handle broke the first day in use. Broke off half way within the axe head. I was a clean strike. I hit exactly where I wanted to fully on the blade. At least the axe head didn't hit me.
    I know it can be hard to control quality in a handle as it is wood and there are a lot of variables, but it seems in searching the web, this is somewhat common with Bahco. I'm don't want a replacement from them as I don't trust them to provide a good handle. I'm going to get a hickory one on my own.



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