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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The Gear and Tool Review Board => Topic started by: TimSuggs on December 15, 2008, 11:35:47 AM

Title: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: TimSuggs on December 15, 2008, 11:35:47 AM
http://www.coldsteel.com/badaxe.html

Had ours for about 10 years now, cracked the handle throwing it about 5 years ago, still going strong.  Totally WICKED tool.  I often have a need to chop a root out of the way or a vine or tree limb when I am doing my summer job as a special events contractor and when I take this thing out of my truck box and stroll through the park with it, EVERYBODY notices me, and gets the hell off whatever sidewalk I'm on.  Yeah, I've had to talk to the Police about it, but it's just an axe, or in my case, a tool.  Just the mere sight of this thing invokes fear.  And rightfully so.  As a cutting tool, it will not be denied.  I've used it to hack concrete, rocks, chainlink fence and aluminum out of my way with virtually no damage to the blade.  As a "chopper of wood", well, the wood wishes it wasn't in my way.  As a weapon... WOW!  Sight alone let's folks know something bad is about to happen.  Now I have never actually used the Bad Axe as a weapon, but we have played with it in that manner and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of any strike.  Take two of them and the carnage would be unimaginable.  The head is so large that it could be used as a shield against other types of weaponry as well.  Here's the Cold Steel website picture of the product, I'll throw some pictures of mine on the end after I take them.

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/csstoreonline_2028_13834262.gif)

Tim.

Title: Re: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: archer on December 15, 2008, 12:57:30 PM
Nice. I like the video @ http://www.coldsteel.com/badaxe.html
Title: Re: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: TimSuggs on December 15, 2008, 02:38:34 PM
Nice. I like the video @ http://www.coldsteel.com/badaxe.html

Like I said, totally wicked.  Can't you see me with one of these in my hands, with a smirk on my face, walking through a city park full of lawyers.  Scattered like pigeons!  I loved it.  Didn't even have to say 'Scuse me" one time.

Tim.

Title: Re: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: archer on December 15, 2008, 04:25:47 PM
Oh bad!!! But good also!!! Make them run.... Bloody lawyers...
Title: Re: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: TimSuggs on January 07, 2009, 12:08:40 PM
Here's some pictures of my actual Cold Steel BAD Axe:  And my actual Stone Cold Bad Axe Son as well.  By the time I got around to snapping the pictures, he had tossed the cracked handle and we couldn't find the new replacement handle for the pictures.

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/DEC3008084.jpg)

YES, he has two eyes...
(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/DEC3008085.jpg)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/DEC3008086.jpg)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/DEC3008088.jpg)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/timsuggs/Survival%20Podcast%20Forum/DEC3008089.jpg)

Tim.

Title: Re: Cold Steel BAD AXE...
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 08, 2009, 09:12:02 AM
Cool.  That's obviously seen a lot of use.