Features of taiga axes

Taiga ax is a special kind of tools, which is significantly different from a fellow carpenter. This tool is quite expensive, but it allows you to survive in the harsh conditions of the taiga. The article will talk about how this ax should be, how to properly pick up a suitable model how to use it.


Taiga ax used to solve various tasks.

  • Cutting trees – This includes a harvesting of firewood, sanitary cutting, and a roll on the sawmill. With all these functions, the taiga ax successfully copes.
  • Work with big logs – It refers to rough work, for example, cleaning the boughs, removal of dense bark, the manufacture of grooves and some other types of work.
  • For survival – Such a tool can be used hunters for the operational crewing creation, as well as wild animal owners.
  • Construction of shagas, a variety of flooring or fast cooking huts – Obviously, without an ax, it is impossible to build a hut. At the same time, the use of the advantage option allows you to produce all the necessary work 3-4 times faster than using carpenter.

It should be noted that the high-quality ax is necessary not only in the taiga. In any other natural and climatic conditions, he will always come in handy lovers of long hiking hiking. This is a truly indispensable device for hunters, fishermen, foresters, geologist scientists, as well as simple tourists, and all those who only plan to go in Taiga.


Let us dwell in more detail on the design features of the taiga ax. It includes a few details.

  • Toporische – it is quite striking different from the carpenter. In taiga models it is much longer, because with it it is necessary to make a strong scope and sharply hit wood. The regulatory length is 50 or more centimeters, while it should be easy, otherwise you will simply not be able to survive in the taiga.
  • The head of the taiga ax Also unlike the carpenter, there is completely no top of the blade. In addition, the head forms a much smaller angle of inclination in relation to the topopor – 65 degrees in comparison with 90 degrees at the carpentine option. Thanks to this feature, the efficiency of work increases, and the hands do not get tired, which in general increases the effectiveness of cutting. The blow turns to be stronger than with a carpenter tool.
  • Blade I bind you, sharpening has its own characteristics: as a rule, the rear edge in 2.5 times thinner. It is extremely important if you plan to use an ax, instead of a kolun.
  • Beard – the element connects the heador with the head. It is designed to protect the wooden part of the overhell in case of strong blows, since it absorbs up to 60% of the power of physical impact.
  • Butt – As you know, in the taiga, not only an ax, but also a hammer, but many use volatile instead, which is quite easy to cope with all the tasks assigned to it.
  • Eye – Thanks to this detail, the head is put on the toporishche, additionally inside the wooden wedge or a simple nail, so the head does not scraps.
  • Fungus – Another detail aimed at improving the safety of the device. On the fungus it is quite convenient to fix your hands so that they do not slide.

Rating models

Unfortunately, axes of domestic production, such as Taiga, “Deer” and “Tiger”, can not boast of high quality. Their accelerations are often not customized under the head and almost immediately begin to slip, which makes the work with such a tool very dangerous. According to customer reviews, the blades of the head are decayed so much that it is practically achieved by the state of the cast iron, this leads to their destruction at the first frosts – the blades begin to crumble, or they simply have chips from them, in any case the tool becomes unsuitable for use. To protect yourself, buyers are forced to refine their own newly acquired tool, and considering that such axes are not cheap, the demand for Russian models is low.

Taiga and high quality taiga axes were produced in the Soviet times of the Epoch of Stalin, now the technology is lost, and the products of the sample of the 50s can only be bought on the Internet, and their cost begins from 4-5 thousand rubles. In those years, steel brand U7 was used.

Nowadays, high-quality taiga axes can be bought only from foreign manufacturers. GRANSFORS BRUKS, HUSQVARNA, as well as Fiskars and Hultafors are used in the greatest demand.

Subtleties of choice

The biggest mistake committed by many, departing in Taiga, – when they take a carpentry ax. Such a tool on a shortened handle has a massive head and a rather wide blade, all this significantly weakens the strength of the strike, since a wide contact with the wood is required only when it is necessary to cut the tree, and not pour it.

The shortened handle is also not suitable, the blow will be much weaker, but it is only smaller of evil. Short axes become the most common cause of injury on logging – when working you can hit yourself in the shin or knee. In Taiga, when there is no possibility of obtaining urgent qualified medical care, such situations may end very bad.

Carpentry tools weigh from 2 kg, and head – 1.4-1.5 kg. The taiga ax have a head mass does not exceed 800 g, such a tool is easier to chop.

Thus, when choosing a taiga ax, it is important to pay special attention to several basic moments.

  • The ax must certainly be easy – you will have a few kilometers to wear it on your back and in your hands, and even to wave a lightweight tool more convenient than carpenter semi-voltage. In this case, the main mass must be concentrated in the head, that is, in its metal part.
  • The minimum length of the axle must roughly be 50 cm, optimally – 60-70 cm. Only in this case will allow you to make a more accurate and strong blow.
  • However, too long handle will also not facilitate work. If it is 80-90 cm, it is possible to adapt to this tool, but the accuracy of the strike will be much smaller, and it is not convenient to do small hollows with an elongated handle.
  • The blade should certainly have a rounded form, this is due to the specifics of the work in the Taiga. The blade of the ax should be quite thick so as not to get bogged down when they hit the tissues of the tree and not wide enough – otherwise it will be difficult for it to penetrate the tree.
  • Another point is an ax nozzle. Unfortunately, over time, all axes begin to disturb, regardless of their cost and brand producer. Even if you have additionally planted them on 3-5 wedges and passed by all superclosures available at your disposal, they will still fly, especially if you cut the forest for a few hours a day.
  • The elongating head of the ax turns into a sharp heavy item that may cause serious injury to others. But even if the troubles and will not happen, then she can simply drown in deep snow. As practice is evidenced, a sharp subtle toporishche enters the snow so that it is almost unrealistic to find it.
  • That is why preference is better to give models with reverse bumps, when the toporishche is naked without the use of the wedge right with his hands, in this case, with each blow he himself will be even stronger to attract himself.

    Many are trying to improve their taiga axes, and make reverse alliances on their own. In this case, it should be borne in mind that you will have to tinker with Swedish and American models – they have a pretty narrow eye, they don’t grow hikoi, and all other wood breeds do not give the right fit, which is why the big dress in domestic models has been formed.

    Operation and care

    When working with taiga ax All security requirements should be followed by the instrument.

    1. Blades should always be kept closed, after work it is necessary to dry them, otherwise they rust and stupid, which significantly reduces the efficiency of cutting and the use of the ax.
    2. Always remember that axes are not a toy. They can be reliable assistants in difficult survival conditions, but with careless and frivolous handling caused a lot of trouble with their owners.
    3. The ax is designed to cut trees – this means that it should not be used for the Coppe of the Earth and work with those materials that can fool it or simply break.
    4. The ax should not be thrown into the ground, the blade is spoiled and rust.
    5. Do not stand and poke a tool into fire – this leads to a deterioration in the technical and operational features of steel.

    Before the start of working with an ax, you need to make sure of its full security and reliability. Make sure that the metal part is reliably fixed, does not hang on the toporishche, if necessary, you need to strengthen the wedge or install a new.

    It is important to check the sharpness of the blade sharpening, there should be no chips and burrs on the plate.

    It is impossible to start a logging in the event that foreign sneakers are in the area of ​​work, especially children.

    With a strong zamach, keep the toporishche as hard as possible – otherwise the tool can slip out of your hand.

    More about the features of taiga tops, see the video below.

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