Gerber Back Paxe Hatchet
Price Paid: $50
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.
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Perform big jobs with this little axe. The Gerber Back Paxe combines a full sized forged steel hatchet head molded into an unbreakable handle. The forged steel head is tempered to take and hold a superior edge. The handle is made of Polyamide, a virtually unbreakable fiberglass reinforced polymer. Ballistic sheath included. PRODUCT FEATURES: Overall length: 8.88" Blade Length: 2.63" Weight: 19.3 oz
- Appalachian Outdoors
The Back Paxe combines a full sized forged steel hatchet head molded into an unbreakable handle. The forged steel head is tempered to take and hold a superior edge. The handle is made of Polyamide™, a virtually unbreakable fiberglass reinforced polymer. Overall length: 8.88", Blade Length: 2.63", Weight: 19.3 oz. Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Vargo Outdoors
There's just something kind of satisfying about swinging a simple, no-nonsense axe. One that's balanced, and weighted for efficient impacts. The Gerber Back Paxe sports a forged stainless steel head and edge retention that'll have people talking. Also, glass filled nylon handles are all but impossible to damage, let alone break. Excellent edge retention. Handle Material: Glass filled nylon. Head/Blade Material: Forged steel. Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon. Overall Length: 8.9". Weight: 19.4 oz.