Item NO.: DJ-9055A2
Item segment: BL
Blade material: D2
Handle material: G10
Blade HRC: 58-60
Blade thickness: 3.9mm/0.154”
Blade length: 80mm/3.15”
Handle thickness: 13.7mm/0.539”
Total length: 208mm/8.19”
Weight: 122g/4.3 oz
Blade style: Bill Point
Handle color: Black + orange
Blade finish: Bead blast
Blade grind: Flat
When choosing a hatchet, pay attention to the shape and material of the blade, as well as the handle and sheath. Introducing the points to choose a hatchet suitable for outdoor activities such as camping and mountain walking.
The hatchet is roughly divided into a sword hatchet and a waist hatchet, which are characterized by the shape of the blade and the suitable application. We will also introduce a shrimp hatchet with a function to protect the blade.
Knife-shaped “sword hatchet”
It features a knife-like cutting edge and a sharp-edged blade. Originally, most of them are used for hunting, such as blood removal and dismantling of prey. It can be used for multiple purposes outdoors, such as making holes with the tip and wiping grass with the top of the blade.
If you choose one that is easy to handle, it is also recommended for cooking as a substitute for a kitchen knife. Many of them have a short handle and are not suitable for full-scale firewood chopping, but thin firewood can also be used for wood chopping.
Rectangular “waist hatchet” like an ax
A rectangular blade hatchet with no cutting edge. It is suitable for forestry applications such as breaking bamboo and trees and dropping branches due to the weight and centrifugal force of the blade like an ax. Many of them are not suitable for detailed work, but if you want to break firewood for a bonfire at a camp, a moderately heavy hip hatchet is convenient.
“Shrimp hatchet” with stones to protect the blade
It has a shape similar to that of a hatchet, but it is also called a hatchet with chopsticks because it has a protrusion called a stone or chopsticks at the tip of the blade. When the hatchet is swung down, the protrusion first hits the ground, preventing damage to the blade.
Like the hatchet, it has a shape suitable for chopping firewood, and you can also use it by pulling the chopped firewood with a protrusion. Due to the protrusions, it may get in the way when sharpening.
Like other knives such as kitchen knives, hatchets have single-edged and double-edged blades. Suitable work differs depending on how to attach each blade.
“Single-edged” for fine work such as wiping branches
There is a blade on either the left or right side of the blade, and it looks like a letter when viewed from the front. It is divided into right-handed and left-handed depending on the side with the blade. Compared to double-edged blades, the blades are thinner and sharper, and the cutting edge is easier to bite into, making it a shape suitable for cutting work.
It is suitable for use in removing tree branches and peeling trees. Because the blade is thin, it is vulnerable to impact, and if you hit it hard, the blade will easily spill. In addition, general knives such as household knives have many double-edged knives and may be difficult to use unless you are accustomed to them.
The single-edged hatchet is recommended not only for outdoor activities but also for forestry and gardening. In the following article, we introduce the popular recommended ranking of hatchet. Please take a look.
“Double-edged” that is easy to handle and suitable for chopping wood
There are blades on both sides of the blade, which is V-shaped when viewed from the front. There is no distinction between right-handed and left-handed, and the advantage is that it is easy to handle.
Since the force is applied evenly to the left and right of the material to be cut, the shape is suitable for straight cutting work. The blade easily bites into the fibers of wood, making it suitable for the work of breaking firewood by taking advantage of the weight of the blade.
Since the blade is thicker than the single-edged blade, it is durable and resistant to spillage, but the sharpness is inferior to that of the single-edged blade. Even a branch that can be swung down once with a single-edged hatchet may not be cut without hitting the blade many times with a double-edged hatchet.
For outdoor hatchets, the appropriate work depends on the length of the blade length. If you use it for chopping wood, you need a certain length.
“180-200mm” for the main usage of chopping wood
If you want to divide the firewood that is generally sold at campsites into a size that is easy to use for a bonfire, we recommend a hatchet with a blade length of around 200 mm. If the blade length is short, the blade length may not be sufficient for the thickness of the firewood and it may not crack well.
The hatchet is a blade with a relatively long blade length, and it is said that it is easier to use a shorter one for small people and a longer one for large people. If the blade is too long for your physique, it will be difficult to handle, so it is important to choose a length that is easy to swing. The article below provides a detailed introduction to wood splitters. Matching please see.
“100-165mm” for detailed camping work
If you use it widely for detailed work in camping such as cutting wood or cutting strings, a hatchet with a blade length of 100 to 165 mm will be easy to use. Those with a blade length of around 100 mm are compact and convenient to carry.
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