This is apparently a cross between a machete-type cutting implement and an axe.
After watching several demonstrations on hedge laying, I can see how such a tool could be quite handy. A few weeks ago I set about the business of trying to locate a billhook. A brief online search indicated that most suppliers were located
I had resigned myself to going without the investment rather than pay the purchase and shipping costs. I had resigned myself, that is, until I came into a beautiful Peter Wright anvil. This got me to thinking... could I pick up the craft of smithing once again?
Those of you who know me, know that in another lifetime I was a farrier - until all of my tools, including my forge and beloved anvil (for which I named my best friend - Petey) were stolen by a sociopath ex. Seriously, she stole most of my belongings and even my identity... but that's a story for another day.
Could I really get under another horse? Why not? I'm sure that building, mowing, fencing, gardening, wood cutting and all the activities which go along with a new homestead will help me shed the pounds...
All of this rambling leads me to this - a homemade billhook.
I have more than a few old rasps laying around, and by gosh what a great way to get back into the swing of things (pardon the pun). Now all I need is to "come into" a forge...