Having recently got my new axe I've decided to put together 2 sets of tool trios to show you two different approaches. The traditional trio consists of the DeLaForge Axe, Tlim Nessmuk and my SAK. It covers the 3 main tool types recommended by Nessmuk and Kephart in a fairly traditional way and defnitely has the edge in aesthetics.
On the other hand you can have the modern approach. I've included the Bark River PSK as the whittler element as it does fine at this. To be fair the Cold Steel Canadian is such a good knife it can do an awful lot. In fact it is my standard cooking knife in the kitchen at home. The photo also shows the not so beautiful cord wrap job I did on the PSK which is designed to bulk out the handle and to supply some emergency cordage. Not great but not bad for a first attempt. This set comes in lighter and definitely the main knife and axe are cheaper. The stubby axe is fine for carving and chopping apart frozen food but I've not managed much serious choping yet with it.
I hope to get some long days playing in the woods soon but I have to work in York this summer so I can't spend all my time playing. I should still get a few days to myself between the end of term and coming back to England for the summer.