Blog Posts - Jlt Knives

Axe Felling

Felling in a mono culture of Ash with not even as much as a pigeons nest in it,  on the top of the South Downs earlier this week using the traditional axe & saw method, although the tools used, compared to those used in the past, would be consid...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 14, 2014

Feather Sticks

Had a spare five minutes today, so decided it was time to practice making feather sticks, this one is probably the best of the lot, made form a piece of inch thick Hazel.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Aug 16, 2013

Hultafors Axe - First Impressions

It's been a few weeks now since i got my Hultafors axe and i thought i would jot down a few initial  thoughts on it, this post is in no way a review, as many people will know, i feel you cant review a product until you have used it for a good period...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Apr 4, 2013

Little, If Ever Used

The knife pictured is one that Adam from JLT Knives (sadly no longer around) sent me a few years back, it's one of the prototype knives that he made during the development of the  JLT Woodsman and if i remember correctly, this one was about the midw...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 23, 2013

An Old Friend

I was having a bit of a sort out of the knife drawer earlier today and 'rediscovered' my old JLT Mk1 Woodsman, i got this from Adam when he first started making knives and loved the knife and iu used it heavily for quite a while, but it always had on...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 19, 2013

Hultafors Axe

The latest addition to my stable of axes, a Hultafors Chopping Axe, 26 inch helve and a head weight of just under 2lb, with a 3 1/2" face, basically, it's the Hultafors equivalent to the GBA Scandinavian Forest Axe, but at a fraction of the cost...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 18, 2013

Wetterlings Axe - Part 2

I made the time today to do up the Wetterlings axe i got on Wednesday and what a transformation it was. To start off with i coated the entire axe with paint stripper and let that do it's job, then once all the paint and varnish ahd been removed i...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 1, 2013

Wetterlings Axe

Got this little beauty yesterday off my good mate Hugo on BCUK, the axe is a Wetterlings according to the sticker that's on it, but apart from that, i have no further details on it as to model or approx date of manufacture, it has a fifteen inch helv...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 28, 2013

Favourite Set Up - (At The Moment)

One of my favourite tool set ups at the moment is that pictured. There is nothing flash or expensive about the gear either, the axe is the one i recently bought back to life from a rusty lump of metal to a good usable tool at a total cost of £7.0...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 22, 2013

Competition Winner

Time to announce the winner of the "Give a little something back" competition that ive been running since the 15th December 2012. The winning number was 109 as produced by a random number generator, counting through the members list, thi...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 1, 2013

Time To Give A Little Something Back

This competition is now closed. Ive decided that it's time to repay people and give a little something back to thank those who have supported me and my blog in the time it has been running, so as a thank you, im going to run a small competition, th...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Dec 29, 2012

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