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Recent Axe/Hatchet Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Mini Hatchet

rated 4 of 5 stars Deffinately a minimalist hatchet. I'd recommend a bigger one for most real hatchet work. I'm generally a fan of large knives for wilderness tasks. You can cut, chop, split, pry and poke with them. Recently I decided that I wanted to try my hand at using a good hatchet instead, just to change things up and to see life on the other side. After a little research, I decided on the smallest hatchet from Gransfors Bruks, the mini/belt hatchet (model 410).  I think it would work well for me while backpacking,… Full review

Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars EASE OF USE: This is a very capable axe, and in the hands of someone who is comfortable and confident using it, there is little it cannot do. The blade shape is perfect for a variety of tasks, from chopping to splitting, and it comes with such a razor sharp edge, you can even make feather sticks with it. FEATURES: The 26-inch handle has incredibly consistent grain structure, and in exactly the right direction. The head is not actually held on with a metal pin, as the above picture shows, and is… Full review

Winkler II SAYOC

rated 5 of 5 stars Daniel Winkler is one of the finest knife and tomahawk maker in the world. A custom piece is, I believe, a 10-year wait and lots of cash. His Winkler II line was to provide a more affordable way for people to get his knives and hawks into the public's hands. Daniel Winkler is an ABS cert mastersmith. If you have seen "Last of The Mohicans" you have seen some of his hawks and knives. Each item that leaves his shop is inspected twice and is signed off on and you're provided with this paperwork. His… Full review

Hults Bruk Almike

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A small, hand-forged hatchet compact enough to pack and capable enough to make efficient work of camp chores. While the Almike has a beautiful, classic design that will please those who yearn for a satisfaction that transcends mere function, the Almike is plenty capable, too. If you are a backpacker, paddler, hunter, or bushcrafter considering purchasing a premium axe, the Almike is worthy of your consideration. Overview The Hults Bruk Almike is a small, readily carried hatchet that is intended… Full review

Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet

rated 5 of 5 stars Small enough to fit in your pack/on your belt. Perfect for splitting firewood or limbing downed trees. I bought this a while ago for longer canoe trips. It has since become one of my favorite pieces of kit! CONSTRUCTION:  Gransfors Bruks is known for its attention to detail. This little guy is no exception. The construction of this little hand hatchet shows every bit as much care as my fully sized American Felling Axe. The hickory handle feels smooth and is attached using a traditional wood-wedge… Full review

Klecker Knives Ti-KLAX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing, lightweight, multi tool ax perfect for hiking and backpacking. We took this multi tool titanium ax on our trek of the Pacific Crest Trail. We wanted something that was lightweight because backpack weight on the trail is crucial.   It comes with an optional handle, but we chose to use the KLAX head alone in the field to make its own handle for better weight management. It was fairly easy and quite fun to craft a branch into a handle with the KLAX head and patent pending clamping… Full review

Council Tool Forest Service Axe

rated 4 of 5 stars USA made lightweight axe, also called a "boy's axe." Great for when you are on an extended camping trip and more than a hatchet is required for wood procurement. I'd recommend this axe for those who are less concerned with weight but don't want to carry or don't need a full sized axe. I ordered the axe from Omaha Knife with a couple of options. First, hand picked for appearance and grain alignment. Second, sharpened beyond the factory edge. Through doing these things, I saved myself some time on… Full review

Hultafors Hunting Axe – Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite Axe for forest works in winter when you need a lot of firewood. I love this axe. Have fun. Watch my Review here Full review

Hultafors Trekking Axe Mini – Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars A good axe for small tours in the forest, but nothing for bigger forest works. Watch my review. Have fun. Watch my review here: Full review

Top-Rated Axes and Hatchets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hultafors Trekking Axe – Classic
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hultafors Trekking Axe Mini – Classic
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hultafors Hunting Axe – Classic
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Estwing Leather Sportsman's Axe
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hults Bruk Almike
$127 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gransfors Bruks Mini Hatchet
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Camp Axe
Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe
Ultimate Survival Technologies ParaHatchet FS
Wetterlings Splitting Axe
Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe
Hults Bruk Aneby
Gransfors Bruks Swedish Carving Axe
Estwing Tomahawk Axe
Gransfors Bruks Large Splitting Axe
Hults Bruk Salen
Wetterlings Expedition Hatchet
Hults Bruk Jonaker
Gerber Back Paxe II
Estwing Camper's Axe
$68 - $74
Wetterlings Bushman Axe
Wetterlings Backcountry Axe
Columbia River Chogan T-Hawk
$56 - $147
Buck Compadre Camp Axe
Hults Bruk Motala
Hults Bruk Kalix
Gerber Freescape Hatchet
Gransfors Bruks American Felling Axe
Estwing Double Bit Axe
Hults Bruk Bjork
Gransfors Bruks Double Bit Throwing Axe
L.L.Bean Hudson Bay Axe With Leather Sheath
Hultafors Hatchet
Columbia River Kangee T-Hawk
$56 - $184
Gerber 9" Hatchet
Hults Bruk Gran
Buck Camp Axe
Buck Compadre Froe
Hults Bruk Kisa
Hults Bruk Tarnaby
Hults Bruk Torneo
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Winkler II SAYOC
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Boker Plus Carnivore Tomahawk
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber Gator Combo Axe II Axe/Hatchet / Camp Saw
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Council Tool Forest Service Axe
Klecker Knives Ti-KLAX
$550 MSRP
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