Are you looking for the best camping axe?
In this video we’ll break down the top camping axes available whilst comparing them for price
versus performance. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best rowing machines on the market, we have included links in the description for
each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget
range. Starting off at number 1 we have the Estwing
Sportsman’s Axe. Estwing is an American-based company known
worldwide for its production of axes, hammers, and specialty tools. It was established in
1923 by Ernest Estwing, a Swedish immigrant. While Estwing hammers are known throughout
the United States as the world’s finest, its axes are slowly gaining market share in
the sector. The Estwing Sportsman’s axe, for example, has an excellent reputation among
outdoorsmen. Aside from being an American-made axe, there’s
no better representation of a sleek classy-looking tool than the Estwing Sportsman’s model.
It’s forged in one integral piece making it very strong while eliminating the dangers
of the head flying off when in use. The Sportsman’s model has a relatively shorter
handle measuring 14 inches in length. So, it means business when splitting and chopping
logs. It also comes in handy when making kindle wood. The head comes with a 3 ¼ cutting edge
allowing faster chopping or splitting. The handle’s lacquered leather grip not only
looks good but also makes it comfortable to use.
The blade is sharpened by hand and comes with a nice-looking nylon sheath. It weighs 3.8
pounds, which is relatively heavy compared to other options on the list.
Given this model performance and low price point, it’s probably the best budget camping
axe out there. At number 2 we have the Gerber 23.5-Inch Axe.
Renowned as a master of consumer knives and multi-tools, the Gerber brand has been around
since 1939. It’s a subdivision of Fiskars Brands, Inc., and it’s headquartered in
Tigard, Oregon. Gerber has made somewhat of a name for itself with its high-quality knives
and axes. Its 23.5-inch axe is the perfect definition of an all-rounded outdoor tool.
Whether you’re out on a work site or deep in the woods, this axe can get the job done
quickly and efficiently. Its long handle allows you to swing with more force to get the job
done faster and with minimal effort. Coated with the PTFE, the hardened forged steel blade
makes cutting and splitting logs a smoother and easier process. The axe weighs 3.35 pounds,
and the blade is 3.5 inches wide. Another impressive feature is the glass-filled
nylon handle. It’s shock absorbent and has a soft touch over-mold grip for added comfort.
While it might be a bit heavy to pack, the Gerber 23.5-inch axe is a perfect tool for
car camping. At number 3 we have the Gransfors Bruks Small
Forest Axe. With over 100 years of manufacturing and developing
axes, the Gransfors Bruks is renowned for its top-quality craftsmanship. Located in
the Swedish village of Gransfors, their axes are hand-forged to the highest standards by
professional smiths. This is evident in the Small Forest Axe. The axe has a 19-inch-long handle and weighs
about 2 pounds. This excellent distribution allows the blade to bite deeper when chopping
wood. It has a flat elongated head with a rounded edge to ensure a more accurate and
finer work. The axe cuts across the grain rather than along the grain, so it’s best
suited for felling and limbing tasks. At number 4 we have the Estwing Black Eagle
Tomahawk Axe. It’s not surprising to see another Estwing
product on our list considering the brand’s excellent reputation. This Tomahawk Black
Eagle Axe from Estwing is forged of one solid piece of steel made right here in the United
States. Its lightweight design makes it easy to hold and carry around. Besides, it’s
perfectly balanced, providing you with top swinging speed and precision.
It features the innovative shock reduction grip for maximum comfort and durability. The
rubber grip greatly reduces hand and wrist pain when chopping or cutting wood. The hand-sharpened
edge is paired with a pointed tip for breaching. This 16-inch axe from Estwing is a multi-purpose
tool in the sense that it can be used for cutting, breaching, digging, or trenching,
among other operations. It weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with a protective black sheath.
At number 5 we have the Schrade SCAXE2 Survival Hatchet.
Although Schrade knives are the most popular and recognized tools in America, its axes
and hatchets are just now gaining popularity in the outdoors industry. Schrade has seen
a host of takeovers and its currently owned by the Taylor Brands, LLC. Despite the change
of ownership, Taylor Brands continue to manufacture knives and tools under the Schrade brand.
The Titanium coated 3Cr13 stainless steel blade is not only rust-resistant but also
makes it easy to sharpen. For convenience sake, the hatchet has a hammer pommel at the
opposite end of the blade. It can come in handy at the camp. The blade is paired with
a glass-fiber filled handle for additional structural strength. The black handle features
a TRP rubber grip for a more comfortable grip and balanced contact when in use. It has an
overall length of 11.8 inches with a 3.5-inch blade, and it only weighs 1.4 pounds.
This survival hatchet also comes with a large Ferro rod and molded thermoplastic sheath
as a bonus. And for our final pick at number 6 we have
the SOG Base Camp Axe. Ever since its establishment in 1986, the
SOG Company has become a force to be reckoned with in the outdoors and gardening industry.
Its knives and tools are highly rated and, the SOG Base Camp Axe is right there at the
top. This American-made axe features a 3.1-inch
stainless steel blade. It’s durable and provides superior resistance to corrosion.
The axe also consists of a large hammerhead, which can be useful in driving tent stakes.
What’s more, it is versatile enough to be used for splitting kindling, carving, building
a shelter, and chopping down small trees. Weighing only a pound, this is the lightest
option on the list. Its lightweight and compact design makes it easy to carry as part of your
go-to everyday tool. So that sums up our top camping axes of 2019.
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