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The Cord of Wood

Posted by Aleksey Krylov on

The Cord of Wood

A phrase "cord of wood" or "cord of firewood" is probably a new one to you if you are new to the firewood dealing business or did not grow up around wood stoves. Yet, cord of wood is how firewood is being purchased and sold, certainly for and buy the end user.  In North America, cord of wood refers to a dry volume of well racked firewood logs (split or not) that measures to 128 cubic feet. It is important that logs are stacked in parallel so that volume of air between the pieces of wood is minimized. Very often, to properly measure...

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Parts of an Axe

Posted by Aleksey Krylov on

Parts of an Axe

There are different types of axes, whose type is often determined by its use. Examples include hunting hatchet, hand hatchet, hunting axe, etc. They all share, however, same or similar parts. To help you get a better understanding of an axe, the following are the main parts of an axe and their functions. Hunting Hatchet Head The hunting hatchet head is the metal part of an axe. This is the section bounded by the blade at one end, and the butt/poll at the other end. This is one of the two components of an axe. Second being the handle.  Hand Hatchet...

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Stone Axe - the Oldest Humanity's Tool? Perhaps...

Posted by Aleksey Krylov on

Stone Axe - the Oldest Humanity's Tool? Perhaps...

Per Wiki, human predecessor apes gave rise to anatomically modern Homo sapiens in Africa about 200,000 years ago. At about 50,000 BC certain behavioral characteristics of these creatures started to resemble modern civilization, including communication, organized migration, use of hand tools, etc.  This recent study, as reported by Business Insider, reports that an axe might have been in existence and use as early as 44,000 and 49,000 years ago.   Ladies and gentlemen! We are going to go on a limb here and suggest that an axe is the oldest man-made tools ever used. And an axe marks the beginning of the human...

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Classification of Axes

Posted by Aleksey Krylov on

Classification of Axes

Generally known as a tool for cutting and splitting wood, an axe (in North America, also can be spelled as “ax”) is arguably one of the oldest manual labor instrument known to humanity. Historians argue that first uses of axe-like instruments by our predecessors were known as early as 1.5 million years BC. Back then only the axe head was used. Later, the handle was attached. And as the instrument’s application gain more specialization, shape of the axe head evolved to fit its role. These days, the axe applications fall into three major categories: 1) Manipulation of wood, which included...

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Fire Starter on the Wrist – A Must Have Survival Bracelet

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Fire Starter on the Wrist – A Must Have Survival Bracelet

Whether you are a camping enthusiast, hiker, hunter, fisherman or sailor, HearthWorld’s fire starter on the wrist is something you’d want to own. Light and compact, the bracelet is an essential accessory that combines several tools, which can be extremely useful in emergency. And it is a unisex decoration in daily life. The bracelet is made of durable plastic, cord, magnesium flint and stainless steel mini-saw. It is about ¾ of an inch wide and up to 10 inches in length. The cord is a high quality string often referred to as paracord because, as the name implies, it is...

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