American Bushman

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Newest Nessmuk Trio

Here it is. Combining my Koster Nessmuk with a Vintage Knives Moose and a Ragweed Forge double-bit Nessmuk axe I've got a modern interpretation of Nessmuk's often-replicated trio of woods tools.

The idea to shoot a picture of all three items has been rattling around inside my head since I picked up the Koster Nessmuk a couple of weeks ago but I just got around to it this morning.

I hope you enjoy the photo.

Thanks for reading,



At 12:22 PM, Blogger Noel said...

Could you post more pics of the axe so the differing grinds on the two faces can be seen?

And were on the ragweed forge site can the axe be found?

Nice set by the way.

Thanks for posting it.

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

I Love that trio espcially the axe.
Nice one.

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any Links to this KOSTER Fellow?!?!?


At 9:27 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Koster? Why yes, yes I do.

Koster Knives



At 9:29 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Noel, I'll snap a few more pictures for you of that axe. It's hard to tell which edge is which without a bit of study first.

I've always intended to put some kind of marking on the head or handle but just never got around to it. I find both edges suitable for chopping.

It looks like the axe isn't up right now. There was a Fort Meigs axe and the Nessmuk which both appear to be out of stock. If you drop Ragnar an email he should be able to tell you when he'll have more available.

Thanks for your comment,


At 9:30 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Thanks Pablo.

Always a pleasure to have you around,


At 12:03 PM, Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Nice trio dude! I'm on a ban from buying anymore kit myself. which handle material is your nessie? how about a picture of it's sheath?
See I'm trying to live vicariously through you!

At 12:28 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Hey SBW! Good to see you.

That's green canvas micarta on the Koster Nessie.

Sheath?! There's no sheath for this one (yet.) I've been using it exclusively in the kitchen since getting it.

The boys at JRE have one or two Koster Nessmuks so I'll have them put something together for me if I can stop buying knives, tents, and other kit for 10 minutes...

Thanks for your comment,


At 4:25 AM, Blogger sam_acw said...

The axe does look good, is it your regular use axe?

At 8:05 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

No Sam, it was my regular chopper for a while but extended use creates hot spots for me and there's something about chopping with a sharp edge coming back toward me on the upswing that is always a little unsettling.

I carry the Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet most often when going afield. It's not too big, not too small, and handles most chopping tasks with ease. If I'm building a shelter I'd prefer the SFA but the Wildlife Hatchet is more than capable of doing the work.

Thanks for stopping in,


At 8:21 AM, Blogger Stephen Renico said...

That's a sweet nessie you've got there. Looks like it would pack quite a wallop on branches and take care of some of your axe's light work.


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