Have any of you ever skinned or cleaned a moose or caribou with an axe? There is a you tube video of guy skinning a lower 48 white tail with a Grasnfors Bruks hunter's axe.
I saw one of these at Barney's week or two back, it has a rounded poll (back side of the axe head, opposite the cutting edge) that is polished to a sheen, mirror-like. Supposedly, it is that rounded part that makes it able to to skin hides. The premise is that, by using the rounded poll, you can't tear your hide as with a knife.
So my questions are if you have done this before, how did it go? How does an axe compare to various types of knives?
Do you think this could be done with a standard axe, with a squared-off poll? (The polished, rounded poll is really ice, but you loose the "hammer" function of the axe.