Hand hatchet

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Hand hatchet

Postby Sailfish » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:40 am

Some hand hatchets have a little notch in them, what's that for?
 
Something specific, or just a general notch for whenever  a notch in your hand hatchet might come in handy?
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby Sailfish » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:00 am

so far no luck despite tons of searching. I did find these interesting tid bits however:
 
How to survive with just an hatchet (and other neat outdoor info and links)
http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Alone-in-the-Woods-with-Nothing-but-a-Hatchet
 
Story about a kid that has to survive alone in the wilderness (a 1987 Newbery Honor award-winning wilderness survival novel )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatchet_(novel)
 
The band
www.Mollyhatchet.com
 
A camp equipment site that seemed to hold promise
www.campfiresales.com
 
But still no answer.
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby OHhunter » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:07 am

Could it be for extracting nails, check out the description at this link
 
http://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?catref=ESTE2H
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby Demoderby4 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:46 am

Im, not sure why either, i have noticed mine has one too.
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby Sailfish » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:50 am

Brilliant!
 
 
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby jacannon63 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:50 am

I think most old hatchets with a notch in the side were carpenter's hatchets. The bit is slighty concaved and is only sharpened on one side.
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby JOEL » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:25 pm

pulling nails
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby passin through » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:51 pm

If its got a notch it is a carpenters hatchet...notch is for pulling nails
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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby Everyday Hunter » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:40 pm

Yes, I think it's for pulling nails.

I thought the question was going to be about a "skatchet":
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Does anyone have one of these? I used one on my moose hunt in Alaska.

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RE: Hand hatchet

Postby Robert Rowland » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:10 pm

How close do you have to get to kill a moose with that?[:D]

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