Explore the limitless versatility of the mighty ax in our comprehensive guide and explore the treasure trove of practical applications, from traditional tasks like chopping firewood to crafting improvised solutions for unexpected challenges.
Among the essential tools to bring along is a hatchet. A backpacking hatchet differs from a camping hatchet in that it needs to be smaller and lighter to fit into your backpack easily.
I recently wrote a best camping hatchet article, and Gransfors Bruk and Hults Bruk hatchet made my list. I thought a little backstory on the two companies would be helpful. Gransfors Bruk and Hults Bruk are two renowned Swedish axe manufacturers with a long-standing tradition of producing high-quality axes and hatchets. Both companies have earned…
I love this thing. I can get a little obsessive about weight when I’m hiking—yes, I’m one of those guys who saws the handle off his toothbrush—and the Fiskars Hatchet is light enough that I pack it on just about every backpacking trip I go on. It’s simply the best ultralight hiking hatchet I’ve found.
A good axe can, and should, last you a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. But all too often, axes get used and abused to the point that they need some major TLC to get back into chopping shape. But not today. Today we’re going to take some time to learn how to properly sharpen an axe, so your trusty splitter will always have a working edge. Hand-sharpening an axe or hatchet is fairly simple, but there’s a technique to it that requires a bit of time and patience to master.
The NedFoss 13” Hatched has impressed me more than most, and for a super affordable piece of equipment, it has a lot of things working in its favor. This is a hatchet that definitely does not suck.
Don’t you just love it when you buy a cheap piece of junk that turns out not to be so junky after all? Let’s take a look of this cheapest axe on Amazon.
Today we’re taking a close look at the Trench Hawk Survival Hatchet from Cold Steel. It has an eye-catching design that I’ve been eager to try.
The LEXIVON V14 is an affordable little hatchet, which was the only excuse I needed to pick one up and try it out. It surprised me in many more ways.
Woodsman and forester Brett McLeod’s book is filled with history and beautiful photographs from a time when people used axes for survival, shelter, food, and work. From its humble origins, the axe became a status symbol. Mcleod examines the axe’s role in the homesteading of America, the golden age of the axe industry, modern axes, restoring that old axe in the garage, and axe throwing.
You have One Tool: Hatchet vs Machete Being prepared is important. We have all of our basic tools ready to go with us wherever we go, but sometimes we need something a little extra just in case. We need something that we can carry, that doesn’t take up too much room and that can be…
The Prandi German Style Hatchet is one of my all-around favorites.
It’s a versatile hatchet with some solid heft to it, which makes it a go-to for heavy-duty chopping and splitting. If you have a job to do that really requires an axe, but you don’t happen to have an axe handy, the Prandi German Style Hatchet is a good tool to reach for.
More and more people are spending their leisure time chucking axes at a target—and, more often than not, sipping some suds while they do so. But, where did this simple game come from, and why has it taken the world by storm? Read on and find out the history if axe-throwing, and what makes it so popular!
Whether you are looking for the best hatchet for camping and backpacking or maybe you need a great survival hatchet, we have the ultimate list for you. Culled from our own real-world testing, the following top hatchets will serve you well!