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My oldest is an avid hiker and carries one of my sticks that I made for her years ago but now she is requesting I come up with a stick with a small sharp axe blade at the top. I did some searching and found this one so I will see what I can do with it and hopefully make it do. I will keep you posted on the progress.
 

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We legally have open carry firearms in my state so I don't think anyone would be concerned in a hiking stick with a hatchet blade but then I was once given a citation for having an inflatable raft on the river so who knows! LOL
 

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That does look pretty cool. No one in their right mind would mess with her for sure. lol
I guess it does look ominous but it's funny how many look at this as a formidable weapon but it was intentioned as just a tool for camping and hiking. It reminds me of when I became a district manager for a major retailer. I was told I couldn't carry weapons, I.E. my EDC Leatherman Rebar multitool with me or could be fired. Right from day one I said it's not a weapon, it's a tool so "go for it!" and they never did. I had that useful handy tool (weapon LOL) sheathed on my belt for 5 years until I moved on.
 

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Thinking this hatchet blade hiking stick might be my final accomplishment but I'm determined to make it so!
I've been diagnosed with cancer but still am keeping a positive outlook. I can do it if my strength holds out!
It would be a lasting memorial gift for my loving daughter! Lord knows! I might still be making sticks 10 yrs form now
if God wills it!
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Thinking this hatchet blade hiking stick might be my final accomplishment but I'm determined to make it so!
I've been diagnosed with cancer but still am keeping a positive outlook. I can do it if my strength holds out!
It would be a lasting memorial gift for my loving daughter! Lord knows! I might still be making sticks 10 yrs form now
if God wills it!
(y)
Bless your heart, I know of many people now days who had cancer but now don't. I know your daughter will always treasure the staff.
 

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Well it was finally warmer today so I got out and worked a bit on my projects in the garage. I did run into a snag on the hatchet blade however. I went through 3 new drill bits trying to get get a couple holes in it so I could run brass bolsters
for a secure hold on the blade to the stick but finally gave up. I'm not sure what to do next with it. I did sand down a walking cane that's really coming along. I will try attaching a pick of my progress before the weekend.
Spring can't come too soon!:rolleyes:
 

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Well it was finally warmer today so I got out and worked a bit on my projects in the garage. I did run into a snag on the hatchet blade however. I went through 3 new drill bits trying to get get a couple holes in it so I could run brass bolsters
for a secure hold on the blade to the stick but finally gave up. I'm not sure what to do next with it. I did sand down a walking cane that's really coming along. I will try attaching a pick of my progress before the weekend.
Spring can't come too soon!:rolleyes:
Pick up a couple diamond drill bits, they aren't that high and will drill through that tempered metal. Although I put bolsters in my knives, I also use a good epoxy to make sure there isn't any looseness. JMHO
 
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