Gerber Sport Axe II
To reference this, I have the Sport Axe 2, not the…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $37
To reference this, I have the Sport Axe 2, not the Camp Axe 2.
- New handle style is comfy
- Good steel
- Hammer on back
- Hallow handle
- Saw in handle not super secure in some models
The difference being it is 4 inches shorter, also the Gator Combo Axe is the one with the saw in the handle. That being said, I love this axe! I had a small tomahawk before this from SOG, but it didn't really cut it (ha) in the backcountry.
With its bigger head, more weight and hammer this is the best axe for the money. The size down from this, the Pack Axe 2, is just a bit too little, it is worth it to carry the extra 6 oz.
With this axe I have split wood, chopped down a small (dead) tree, and hammered in my tent stakes and it has never failed me. Just this last weekend it performed like a boss collecting firewood and splitting it for a fire while we camped in the Uintas.
I won't go anywhere without this axe in my pack now, even on a day trip!
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The Sport Axe II from Gerber, is the middle brother of the Gerber single hand axe series. Its handle is a bit longer than the Back Pack II and slightly shorter than the Camp Axe II. With the same stainless steel forged head and Fibercomp handle design, its just as tough as its brothers and is the right size for any hunting, fishing or outdoor trip.
Small enough to take with you on outdoor adventures but big enough to do some real work in the backcountry, the Gerber Sport Axe II offers a tough, sharp blade and a comfortable handle.
A lightweight, mid-sized, single-hand axe, the Gerber Sport Axe II is a great addition to any outdoor trip.
Made for in the truck, at the campsite and around the house, Gerber axes are built to be indestructible. They feature forged stainless steel heads, glass-filled nylon handles and a molded plastic sheath.
- Mountains Plus