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Keesteel KC23 2.4kg authentic Keech

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by tommytman, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. tommytman

    tommytman

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    Aug 12, 2019
    I've been looking at getting a Tasmanian style axe head. There is one from Australia that is new and from a company called Keech. Does anyone know if the Keesteel KC23 2.4kg is any good? I'd post a link but not sure if allowed.
     
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  2. tommytman

    tommytman

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    Aug 12, 2019
    Man, not as popular as I was thinking....
     
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  3. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    They are a little bit different kind of animal than majority of axes. They are cast, not drop forged and supposedly pain in the butt to sharpen.
     
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  4. tommytman

    tommytman

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    Aug 12, 2019
    Pain in the butt to sharpen sounds like a belt grinder is needed....
     
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  5. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

    82
    Oct 2, 2019
    They are very good axes but do require alot of work, I'm assuming you are in Australia if your looking at buying one since they aren't common overseas?

    I would definately say a belt sander is needed unless your willing to spend a crazy amount of time filing. Even with a sander it takes me quite a few hours, as from the factory the edge is a few mm thick and dosent even come to a point.

    Once they have been ground though they arent too hard to maintain and sharpen but take a very durable edge in my opinion. I have one with an 18 degree chisel grind and it stands up to plenty of knots when chopping
     
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  6. tommytman

    tommytman

    175
    Aug 12, 2019
    Thanks for that. I found the Keech axe on eBay. Looking to give it a try. Other than finding a hytest or buying a Tuatahi there aren’t many options for a racing type axe.
     

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