Axes and machetes.
Axes and machetes are indispensable in everyday life in some countries of the world. In Europe, these accessories are also useful in the daily life of some people (farmers, survivalists, etc.). Discover with Khurts, different models and brands of axes and machetes to help you get through your daily work (DIY, wood cutting, etc.).
What are the axes and machetes?
Axes and machetes are tools used for cutting or slicing. In some tropical regions or in forests, these tools are indispensable for all types of wood-related work. They can also be used for agricultural or livestock work.
Characteristics of an axe
The axe consists of a short but broad blade of iron or metal. It is attached to a handle often made of wood. However, recent models may have a hybrid or steel handle. There are several types such as the battle axe, used in warfare in the past, the throwing axe, used in the discipline of axe throwing, or simply the classic model used to cut wood or for DIY work.
Features of the machete
The machete, on the other hand, resembles a very wide knife with a curved blade likely to have a sharp pointed tip. The machete can be used for a variety of tasks. That's why there are several types of machetes. In tropical countries or countries with a hot climate, the machete is initially used to clear paths that are overgrown with vegetation. They were used for example in the jungle or in sugar cane plantations. The machete can also be used as a defensive weapon. Thanks to its sharp blade, it can cause serious injuries.
Use of axes and machetes.
For an expedition in the forest or for a bushcraft activity, axes and machetes are the basic tools and equipment. In a hostile environment, or in a wilderness environment, they can be used to clear a path, to build a shelter, to cut trees, or to protect oneself from a danger, such as a wild beast or poachers. In many tropical regions, machetes have one main function: clearing brush. The use of machetes or axes is not regulated. However, the carrying of this type of weapon must be authorised or documented, if you need to carry it in an urban environment.