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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    From time to time over the past decades I've been looking for an irons tool set (halligan bar with married axe). Never found one in Canada. No particular use, I just saw a documentary dedicated to it years ago and thought that was a cool thing. Glass case display it on a wall somewhere maybe.
    Been on the fire dept for a while, and I have no idea where our irons came from. I will check.
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    Got to try out my new hultafors 5.5 lbs splitting maul.

    Here's a quick run down of what I did on the weekend.

    So here it is in all it's glory.

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    This is what I was working with. Mostly red pine and some poplar. My little pile on the right I started with a small hand axe. Bought the maul to do bigger chuncks. Keep in mind this is just campfire wood. I don't need it to heat the house or anything so theres no hardwoods.

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    Just chillin

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    Not bad for an hours worth of work.

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    I really like the axe, feels good in the hands, and has a nice weight to it. The more I used it the better the splitting became. I would reccomend.


    Also had a bit of an oopsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    From time to time over the past decades I've been looking for an irons tool set (halligan bar with married axe). Never found one in Canada. No particular use, I just saw a documentary dedicated to it years ago and thought that was a cool thing. Glass case display it on a wall somewhere maybe.

    These sorts of things:

    - A married set of Halligan bar with 8lb axe with marrying slot https://www.thefirestore.com/store/p...lb-Chrome-Axe/

    - old style fireman's pickhead axe https://www.thefirestore.com/store/p...hickory-handle
    just noticed, if you're still looking

    https://mmfss.ca/product/set-of-irons/

    they have axes as well

    Paratech-Set-of-Irons.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    just noticed, if you're still looking
    Thank you.
    I don't know if they'll sell to anyone who isn't in a Fire Company.

    Pick Head Fire Axe 6 Lbs W/36″ Wooden Handle
    https://mmfss.ca/product/pick-head-f...wooden-handle/

    Set of Irons
    https://mmfss.ca/product/set-of-irons/


    Looking at https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Canadi...in_Instruments
    I see
    3. there was some nexus between the tools' purpose and a location that was targeted by the accused
    which means to me that they should still be legal for purchase in Canada.
    The cited case shows a nexus.

    In the case of the fire axe, I believe they're required equipment on boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Thank you.
    I don't know if they'll sell to anyone who isn't in a Fire Company.

    Pick Head Fire Axe 6 Lbs W/36″ Wooden Handle
    https://mmfss.ca/product/pick-head-f...wooden-handle/

    Set of Irons
    https://mmfss.ca/product/set-of-irons/


    Looking at https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Canadi...in_Instruments
    I see

    which means to me that they should still be legal for purchase in Canada.
    The cited case shows a nexus.

    In the case of the fire axe, I believe they're required equipment on boats.
    If they don't have an online order system just call and ask to place an order. Most departments, mine included, place orders through purchase orders, etc, so there is little benefit to having online shopping carts for fire service suppliers.

    Nothing regulated about a halligan tool, and the paratech unit you've linked is (IMO) the best of the best. I wish we had that model on our trucks. If you get asked why you want it, the easy answer is that its for an earthquake preparedness kit. If there was a legal issue with halligans, then crowbars, wonderbars, fubars, sledgehammers, etc would all be illegal too.
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    "Possession of breaking and entering instruments" is one of those famous Canadian gotcha laws. It's very broad, but it was only supposed to be applied to guys found in dark alleys in the middle of the night, or as an add on charge to be negotiated away. You can own lock picks too, but don't have them in your pocket when you get into some kind of unrelated trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    In the case of the fire axe, I believe they're required equipment on boats.
    Maybe depending on size, but I've never seen one on a fishing boat(45' and smaller).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Maybe depending on size, but I've never seen one on a fishing boat(45' and smaller).
    Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide
    Table 5-2
    More than 9 metres
    Fire Axe
    https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafet...14070-3583.htm

    same at
    Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations
    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/.../FullText.html


    In case of fire, you can use an axe to free up a stuck door on the boat. It can also be used to put out a fire between the layers of the hull, or to cut a mooring or towing cable during an emergency. Any type of axe is acceptable (including a small axe), but it is better to have an axe which also has a pointed end. It should be readily accessible and stored away from the elements.
    -- https://aceboater.com/en/fire-fighti...ent-axe-bucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide
    Table 5-2
    More than 9 metres
    Fire Axe
    https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafet...14070-3583.htm

    same at
    Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations
    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/.../FullText.html


    In case of fire, you can use an axe to free up a stuck door on the boat. It can also be used to put out a fire between the layers of the hull, or to cut a mooring or towing cable during an emergency. Any type of axe is acceptable (including a small axe), but it is better to have an axe which also has a pointed end. It should be readily accessible and stored away from the elements.
    -- https://aceboater.com/en/fire-fighti...ent-axe-bucket
    lol, there's a lot of boats not in compliance with any of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    just noticed, if you're still looking

    https://mmfss.ca/product/set-of-irons/
    They got back to me today.
    They only sell to the Atlantic Canada territory.

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