James Gibson Carving axe pics

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  1. Strigidae

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    Woot! They are out in the wild.

    I have two on the way, counting down. TKC will hopefully be sending me them shortly.
     
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    Anyone else get their axe yet?
     
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    Nope. Knife connection says they are expecting them to be in Thursday and start shipping on Friday.
     
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    I went with smkw, fwiw
     
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    At least you finally have the date you wanted. Start planning the trips and uses for it now so you wont run out of things to do with it. :)
     
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    No worries....I wanted to give a detailed response not just for you but for the benefit of everyone....I do my best to answer as many questions as possible BEFORE they are asked when I can....
     
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    Now that I'm back from Germany I'm seeing them pop up in the wild....looking forward to getting some feedback....
     
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    My axe is now marked as shipped.
     
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    Now I just need to build a shelter next to the mail box and set up camp.
     
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    Too bad you don’t have the axe to help with that.
     
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    Mine has arrived.

    It came with this nifty machete that some sticker company called EXPAT made.

    It was weird opening the box. Box was smaller than I expected, especially if it has 2 of the Gibson axes and a Sticker company machete in it. Opening the box the axes were well packaged by TKC. I'm a bit underwhelmed. Very well made, Handle is interesting. Holds well. Swings small logs into tinder nicely. The ridges seemed to make hotspots in the hand. Will smooth the handles a little bit likely.... or wait for TKC to make some custom ones. I just...

    It seems smaller than I was expecting. I would love to see Esee make this about 25% larger and longer. Same thickness, with the same handle. Just make it a bit bigger. Other than the size feeling small to me. I like it overall.
     
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    Carving axes are much smaller than normal. It would be cool for them to start making a medium and large axe though.
     
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    • Overall Length: 10.5"
    • Head Width: 4.5"
    • Thickness: .188"
    • Weight: 20.5 Ounces
    • 1095 High Carbon Steel, 55-57 Rc.
    • Finish: Black Oxide Stone Washed
    • Handles: Sculptured Micarta
    • Sheath: Leather
    • Made in the U.S.A.
    For other folks wondering about the size here are the specs off the website.
     
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    I had seen the specs before, but I was still surprised how small it was in hand. However, it performs much better than the size would suggest and it fits perfectly in my pack, so I am still quite happy with it.
     
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    This ↑. I thought jt would be slightly bigger, but i am pleased with it so far.
     
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    I'm going to the Blade Show and I want to handle one...interested in it for carving and camp chores.
     

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