Gerber Sport Axe II
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.
A lightweight, mid-sized, single-hand axe, the Gerber Sport Axe II is a great addition to any outdoor trip.
An axe from a company named Gerber. Does this surprise you' Well, brace yourself. This isn't even Gerber's first one. The Gerber Sport Axe II isn't made of squash or carrots, either. The Sport Axe II combines a glass-filled nylon handle with a forged steel head for no-nonsense, super-tough little wood chopper.
There's just something kind of satisfying about swinging a simple, no-nonsense axe. One that's balanced, and weighted for efficient impacts. That pretty much describes Gerber Axes. Each one sports a forged stainless steel head. And edge retention that'll have people talking. And glass-filled nylon handles that are all but impossible to damage. Let alone break. PRODUCT FEATURES: Limited Lifetime Warranty Weighs only 36.8 ounces Overall Length: 14.25" Blade Length: 2.81" Forged steel head Excellent edge retention Glass-filled nylon handle Handle Material: Glass filled nylon Head/Blade Material: Forged Steel Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
- Appalachian Outdoors