Low-price Bushcraft Instrument
Hey I'm Joe and today we're gonna be testing this thing so is that old crappy tire for us Canadians we know that's Canadian Tire and for the Americans Canadian Tire is like a Menards e-type thing they sell more than tires anyway I was stockpiling with a bunch of stuff and I saw this and I was like wow this looks like a weird Bush tool so it's.
Made by Fiskars Fiskars makes awesome axes they make a lot of stuff brush clearers I think they make chainsaws they make a lot of things Swedish brand good brand I've had things from them before they're marketing this as nothing Oh a billhook saw that's what it is says Fiskars trim shoots and stems saw branches and cut vines a billhook saw.
And they're giving examples or it's cutting some leg reads cutting some grass sawing and then trimming a twig maybe the size of a pencil so they're sawing with the back end they're using this hook part to do the grass and yeah but I thought man let's go test this out if this works if this is a decent tool I could keep this maybe on my four-wheeler.
Just to clear some brush or like it's even just a cool thing to play around with it wasn't expensive maybe 30 bucks you have that doesn't have the price tag on it showing you different grips you can hold it in two saw and all that stuff again cut with a nylon sheath so we're gonna get that bad boy on our belt and go walk around and see what we can.
Do we'll try and build a fire fire with it if we can build a fire with it you know we can we can cut boughs and stuff with it too right so it's a good all-around test this is a pain in the behind to get in cuz I'm putting it in wrong here done noob all about this game film yesterday maybe two years ago ready still a lot of snow as you can see tons.
Of snow everywhere man so if you hear squeaking throughout the video he's just tripper chewing on his big red ball good cool so this sits a little high I don't wish it's at a little bit lower but no big deal I could probably strap it to my backpack I really cared to put as long as my arm is let's go try to find some.
Decent size of wood and find some boughs and stuff to see what it does at different things I'll start a fire using only this on my fire steel it's a good good little play around test all right boy it's getting to be nice so it's not too cold I do have long johns on and a tooth but I don't have to really have gloves on so that's a plus ok here is a.
Downed cedar this is not this is another tree that's always confused that's the cedar there you can tell the leaves remember this is somewhat live although not as much down here as it is up towards the top and it's a cedar so both will be easy things I don't know try to.
Trick anyone that cedar is a softwood already and it might be part live here's a harder piece of wood on top just kind of blocking it wax I'm not through I think that because there's some extra weight up here the top that might actually be a good chopper I'm just trying to clear this stuff away chopping it oh wow she sinks in okay Tripp.
so certainly no axe it's taking a lot of swings this is definitely wet like not not dead not not dried out so I don't know on a hardwood on a piece of hardwood might be there but again it's not that for this okay well first impressions obviously it took quite a bit to chop through this.
I don't feel overly winded although I am breathing a little heavy it's not comfortable in the hand the the lanyard hole kept my finger kept going right on top of it but I will put my gloves on to remedy that next time yeah it's not meant for that but if I was on my ATV and I didn't have room for my axe cuz this is flat right I could slide this.
Underneath my like my rack on the front of a TV for some reason I couldn't bring my ax this would clear up a tree across the path nine times out of ten the trees that are falling across the path are gonna be live anyway alright let's find something else maybe we'll try to use a saw go try to find a Pete piece of dead wood that I could.
Actually make the fire out of it's really handy for that actually Wow way more so than an axe you have more surface area wow that's so cool alright we're gonna get this one down and we'll try and sawed off of this it's fun to use that's for sure look the scroll Minton they've taken spruce cones down there.
They they have a little home down there or a little chill spot at least and they take spruce cones down there and they eat the EEOC's and these are the shells see there's part of the top of this first poem I mean - that's from red squirrel I believe chipmunk do it - for sure red squirrel and look there have to have.
Easy pickings right with all these spruce that are on the ground there again I know squirrels climb trees I know all right I'm going to clean up some of these vows off here real quick make a little platform for myself.
Alright alright again this is not hardwood this is a dead screw so balsam fir relatively thin in diameter but this is what I would be using to start fire anyways nice easy piece so we're gonna try and saw now this is obviously just for the purpose of testing it out if this is reality I would just be hacking I would.
Not be sawing something like this but it's working all right it has a wide curve on it like Swiss Army knife saw would have this peasant the thickness of the blade there's no silky you know no silky stuff but it's long enough where you can get a pretty good sawing action going okay okay so in all honesty the only reason I.
Would ever use this saw is to make notches in a trap or bow drill making a buck buck saw something like that where you need precision notches or even just score something all the way around and then break it but I'm just getting covered in set but yeah I would anything that this saw would do much prefer to chop but it's good to know good to know.
No I'm sure if this amount of wood I can split it down and make a fire but I do want to try the baton pretty heftily so none of this have to leave now this is gonna give me that I'm gonna go try and find a piece of wood that I can get down so I can use this as a big baton but will still use this far far away okay give it to that I got one balsam.
Fir which is solid not very big around but much bigger around than the other ones and then this heart of a piece to be all honest with you it does have a check in it couldn't find much but I want to simulate it again it's all both these pieces up and the tombow shoot okay that's not that I'm really glad that I did that this hardwood with a.
Completely different story then this wall support which is a soft wood but which is normally a pain in the butt to put on at least but much thicker then then the other one was do you see just how much does this pack down compared to the rest of the bush I don't stop it like it really if you look at the outside post it really only comes in not.
Even a foot pushover it could add that pastas down the whole time but again having been back here just been back here here and there to check on it I brought my daughter cousins out here I brought my wife oh here we cooked up our 19 year anniversary then we cooked up some steaks had a nice day a nice night we didn't camp over for supper and stuff.
Okay so again these are the small pieces I cut it to make the fire with spruce or balsam fir this is a balsam for a bigger piece and then I've got the hardwood piece so just gonna play around batani splitting down and no please stop don't hey hey no go throw some of me and make some shavings go over see if we.
Can so go vote on this so again the top is all saw back right I anticipate breaking out with batons I split that go on Trevor go so would selection is a huge thing as always you know what I mean even in when I'm playing around doing this like I'm looking for the right type of wood in trying to make this baton part hard see this it's all.
Wampus goes through or not chose that part on purpose just to make a little bit more difficult because obviously that first one was not hard at all I am gonna put my glove back on for the baton hand so there is a check through it I'm not gonna use that check just to try to make it again a little bit more difficult it's really it's not like any.
It's not saying like that this is like the best blade for splitting biting this is just that this wood is splitting flying with it and it's a big hefty blade don't get me wrong like it's a thick wedge right it looks like a skinned navy and grind or flat grind with a extra bevel yeah an extra micro bevel at the end look of V anyway so you.
Can see it's doing fine well try and split it like this the old axe way so the tip of it is not sharpened this part here isn't or else I'd be able to put the tip in the wood what's your but I still AM able to do that even without it being sharp and that's kind of cool I just gonna move the camera angle trip or watch I'll be good so you saw what I.
Just did I basically know Trevor back off back over here take this one go I basically put the tip right on top of the wood and just hammered it in till it split and again like I said this is not sharpened sure it starts here down to there so I assume doing something like this would work just got to go farther over the edge.
Yep I do have a little catcher a little thing here I want to put there for my shavings this is my hidden woodsman signal panel good for a lot of different things bright as the Dickens put on your sunglasses folks comes with a little bungee gonna put that back in the old pocket right alright so anyways this is the team type of what is this I can just.
Use this it's not a big deal but we'll split this down just to make it all the JIT kind of snow oh my so making shavings is gonna be seems easy enough with the sharpness of it see that but it's the awkwardness it's the heft it's lifting that up and down a bunch of times shoot it again so I think using the serrated part might be.
An option and just doing scrapings maybe not as I know the scrapings always catch really well that's not turning out that great is it taking a long time for not much and we do need the shavings to start it we're going to solely use this knife and or whatever you want to call it this billhook and a piece of wood and a fire started so we don't want to use.
Any birch bark or man-made tinder or anything like that I hope you can see that I want to put the camera a little bit closer but those are decent curls so just making them close to the handle and using it like on a 45 degree angle is it so bad that's horrible why oh man do you guys watch scramble.
Those video today why are my shadings look like thick pieces of chunky wood hmm try the hardwood so the thing is now I'm just gonna make a ton of small pieces because minimal shavings and probably the sketchy fire striking with this thing I want to need a lot of small pieces right off the hop to get it going thankfully this stuff is splitting down.
Relatively thin before it ships out and this glove this glove helps with that too so I'm just gonna continue to make tiny tiny pieces mainly using the thin inside of the hook there like I said it's working out kind of good I just hold it there do a little tappy tappy look at the wrist look at the flick of the wrist.
Oh yeah that's actually thank you back up don't kick any snow onto my shavings and don't take any of my wood rough so what's everyone doing at home these days hopefully staying at home smart thing to do if you can if you're able to pretty soon I don't think that we're gonna have a choice but we won't get into too much.
Seems like they're gearing up for that everybody's got what they need it's weird time man I'll tell you when I was driving and I heard on the radio forgetting dum-dum say you're a Canada up if you're a Canadian abroad now is the time to come home that sounded like we're in a movie bro seriously sounded like something out of a movie I cannot.
Believe I know it's nothing crazy I know it I know it's like minimal to what our forefathers and grandparents and all these people went through but I've never experienced anything like this I've never heard any words like that on the radio from someone of authority importance and poor should be quoting importance yeah man.
Craziness BAM that works really really well actually though having a baton just kind of hook it in there the graphs quack I got a tee I want to cook up so I want to leave some of these pieces a little decently decent-sized I think I'm almost ready to start a fire so do this a couple more pieces some hard wood in there get right back to you I don't have.
To cut this video down man blabbing on bothering blotter skypes what's that from 1984 to go all right I got everything squared away got my shavings there obviously and then broken off and what I need second second stage third stage as you can see this is not up to snuff what I actually need but it'll be a good test what you guys think.
Is the best way for me to strike this up here so I don't ruin the blade too much and don't take too much off of my fire steel I thought originally maybe this odd part the serrated part but I'm thinking maybe that that's not gonna hurt to saw that it's gonna hurt my fire still a little bit but the only other option is here in.
The corner which I don't usually use for anything which would be good for rope cutting but in here is not really let's try that no it's not giving a strong enough spark okay we're gonna have to do it this way we'll check out the damage it did after to the Sibley get all this stuff on right away well let's a motive for today.
No a little fold the cup here camp smoke son messing up the lungs too bad there well tell you guys enjoyed this video and it was a little bit different done a video like this for a long time well like I said on that previous video I got I start doing a little bit different videos gonna start doing 10 minute long shorter videos and for content wise it's.
Hard to fit a a full story in 10 minutes for me I'm just too long with it so we'll do some skills we do some product review some not even review just checking out things maybe I'll go through some of my specific gear at home in the basement and stuff like that but for people who do want to know I'll let that sit a.
Minute some balsam fir he forgot my tea bag surprise surprise I would say this is a fun tool to have in the arsenal the fun little toy you play with can be useful especially you know what this will be useful for around the house more than anything I'm sure that's exactly what they're marketing towards you know what.
I mean cleaning up your your yard especially if you don't wanna use power tools or you can't but that said I would not I wouldn't think twice while keeping this with me on the ATV you know I mean it's small small enough where it doesn't take up any room at all it's lightweight you can slide it underneath something.
Like I said might be good for like not backpacking you know I mean not really canoe camping type thing but for more of like when you have a lot of gear and you're allowed to have some fun things to play with or whatever you can it doesn't hurt to carry extra stuff or you just want to play around I think it's worth having I don't think that I would.
Trust my life I wouldn't trust my life on it it's definitely capable it started the fire chopped anything I needed to chop today we didn't try to chop anything too big but again that's wood selection I had an accent of a story what this is flat this does not weigh as much as axe and it doesn't take up as much as much.
Room I would say get it if you like playing around all this stuff like this and you're on the fence about something like this I would say get it it's like $30 it's not gonna break the bank Fiskars is a good brand you know what I mean I've had a Fiskars axe for a long time I think I broke a Fisker saw before but my Fiskars axe is going strong again.
This is what the packaging looks like it's called a billhook saw I got in a crappy tire Canadian Tire Fiskars think that's everything let me know what you guys think in the comments stay safe like I said in my last video this is helping people come together as well it's not just doom and gloom this is.
Helping people become more of a community that's still so very hot so let's add to that and your if you're in this place where you need to stay inside and you can only only go to the grocery store a certain amount times or whatever ask your neighbor again if they need something you if you're around elderly people you can leave it on the doorstep.
Whatever the case may be we all need to do our part and this can obviously be fixed up and go away and we can take care of it better than other parts of the world can so be kind to one another I will see you guys very soon thank you very much for watching the video goodbye come on trip bring your ball get your ball come over.
Here all the way come on come on come on come on come on boy you're going out out
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