Axes and Hatchets

Brands

Gerber
Estwing
Coghlan's
Gransfors Bruks
Cold Steel
Snow Peak
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Wetterlings

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Axe/Hatchet Reviews

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet

rated 3 of 5 stars Good survival hatchet. This is a great tool to have in primitive situations. Hatchet over saw any day. Won't bind like a saw. Me and buddies have felled trees up to 8" diameter. Even though the rubberized handle seems like a good idea I've had friends head home early partly because of blood blisters brought on by the grip. For some reason there's a hole for a lanyard at the end but no lanyard included, fine for do it yourselfers like myself, but had to scratch my head at this. Will be making a… Full review

Estwing Leather Sportsman's Axe

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tool for processing logs at camp. Sharp, well made in the USA, takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Can tackle much larger jobs that other small backpacking hatchets would not be able to. This is a very solid hatchet for splitting wood at camp. I've used this hatchet on over 20 nights of backpacking or canoeing. The hatchet has mainly been used to quarter/half logs that are 4-12 inches in diameter and 1-2 feet in length.  The weight/design of the hatchet allows you to easily split 4 inch… Full review

Coghlan's Camp Axe

rated 3 of 5 stars Cheap, car camping axe is worth the 11 bucks you will spend on it. Cons Let's start with the cons. There are many cons. It does not come sharpened. The bit is poorly tempered and dulls very quickly. The handle is a hollow tube so it can bend very easily. The rubber handle gets loose in the heat. Pros It is 11 dollars. The head is soft enough to hammer it without chipping. The handle can be bent back. It is reasonably light. Review That right there is a picture of a Coghlan's axe that has been used… Full review

Gerber Gator Combo Axe II

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly durable, decent hatchet. The Gerber Gator Axe 2 is a decent hatchet (despite its name, it really falls into the hatchet category), albeit nothing special. The hatchet does what a hatchet is designed to do, and while the blade shape isn't the most practical, it's certainly serviceable, as long as you realize it will take a little more effort to get the same results that you would have with an Estwing, American ax, Wetterlings, etc. The hatchet is surprisingly durable, considering it's… Full review

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A small axe for the outdoors. At around 32 ounces and 19 inches long, this is a great small axe for hiking and the outdoors. It is a handmade Swedish axe that has seen some serious use in the two years I've owned it, and it still looks brand new. It came shaving sharp and is a treat to use and admire. It's the kind of tool you pass down to your children. It comes with an exqusite leather sheath and a book on how to use an axe called The Axe Book. Full review

Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet

rated 5 of 5 stars Compact, sharp and powerful. Something anyone experienced with sharp tools or foresting should own. I was given this as a present for Christmas. I have used it thoroughly all over the world since. It has taken down trees, albeit slowly, the thickness of my torso and It has gone through saplings in a single blow. It is beautifully easy to maintain and razor sharp. After three years I can still shave with mine. It easily tucks into my belt and keeps itself out of the way. The slightly larger small… Full review

Gerber Back Paxe Hatchet

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought one of these little guys years ago and love it. Mainly use it to remove the lower jaws of wild pigs, though perfect for LIGHT work around the camp. As the handle is short (and the head is light), don't expect to be able to fell trees. Perfect for what it was designed for, being a light portable backpack axe. The synthetic handle is great in all weather and will not split/crack like wood if you accidentally strike the handle. Very good blade. Easy to sharpen and takes a great edge. Full review