|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18 x 7.5 x 2 inches|
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|Item model number||45905|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
Gerber 45905 Camp Axe With Sheath
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- Lightweight yet virtually unbreakable
- Perfectly balanced construction for comfortable use
- The Polymer Fiberglass handle transfers minimal shock and is molded around the forged axe head
- Features a Swedish forged steel head provides superior edge retention
- Includes ballistic nylon sheath
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Forged Swedish steel head. Polyamid hollow handle.
The Gerber 45905 Camp Axe is a durable, high-performance axe that is well-balanced for efficient impacts. With a forged stainless steel head that will maintain its edge over time, this 1.5-foot-long axe features a smooth and virtually indestructible glass-filled nylon handle that feels comfortable and secure in the hand.
Use the Gerber Camp Axe as a hatchet or axe--split or cut wood for the fireplace or campfire, make wood chips, cut tree limbs, and more. View larger.
Crafted with a highly durable glass-filled nylon handle that is molded around the axe head, the Gerber Camp Axe can withstand extensive use and tough conditions. The axe head is engineered with durable forged steel, which means it will keep its sharp edge over time.
Weighted and Balanced for Increased Comfort and Control
The Gerber Camp Axe features balanced construction and weight for superior handling and effective impact. The glass-filled nylon handle transfers minimal shock to the hands and arms, and the swing of this lightweight but durable axe is comfortable and easy to control.
Ideal Size for Outdoor Use
At just over 2 pounds and measuring just under 18 inches in length, the Gerber Camp Axe is easy to strap to your pack for use while camping, hunting, or hiking. The included sheath allows you to easily carry the axe on your belt and protects the head during transport or storage.
Multiple Functions Increase Versatility
You can use the Gerber Camp Axe as a hatchet or axe, and depending on the project at hand, you can split or cut wood for the fireplace or campfire, make wood chips, cut tree limbs, use it for wood gathering, and more.
About Gerber: A History of Innovation
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that have contributed to Gerber's emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon's Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.
It makes sense, really. An idea man gets the idea of a lifetime and turns it into a major outdoor brand--one that commands respect among knife lovers and knife makers alike. And now that same high regard is spreading in new directions, in the form of many outstanding products such as tools, personal L.E.D. lighting, and more.
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Gerber 45905 Camp Axe and ballistic nylon sheath.
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Top customer reviews
Pros: Quality, price, sheath, convenient size, sharp, durable handle.
Cons: Not suited for heavy woodcutting, smooth handle (potentially slippery), balance point better suited for a one-handed (hatchet) stroke than a two-handed (axe) stroke.
My Gerber axe was delivered fully sharpened. If it was not razor sharp, it certainly was near-razor-sharp. (I tested it by lightly touching it with my thumb. I would advise against anyone casually running their finger over the blade!)
My Gerber axe sheath didn't seem to fit when I first got it. That was until I tried turning the sheath upside down (or rightside up as the case may be). The sheath doesn't slip onto the axe head. Instead, the axe slips into the sheath, handle end first. It's an ingenious design that prevents the axe from "axe"identally slipping from the case when carried. However, some may find the design disingenious (unintuitive). Personally, I like the design of the sheath.
EDIT 6-3-2010: The original purchase price back in February was $39.29. Today's price is $35.34. That's quite a bargain!
Meanwhile, my Gerber Camp Axe has held its edge remarkably well. No problems to report other than a small nick at the top of the blade caused when I hit a rock - my fault for trying to trim a trunk too close to the ground. (I'll remove the nick the next time I sharpen my lawnmower blade.)
Alright, after a small spring trip, I've found this axe phenomenal. Has good balance, and after a recommendation to shave off a bit of the teflon, the edge sliced through fire logs no problem. Overall I am happy with my purchase and a great product. Only Amazon slightly over did it with the packaging. When it arrived, I thought I accidentally bought some 3 ft. chopping axe. Box was thrice the size of the actual Gerber box.
A couple small gripes...
The balance feels off due to the lightweight of the handle. This may be personal preference...It's a trade off as well, because I do like the overall lightweight.
The handle is slick! You should wear gloves to avoid any sweat from your hands causing you to lose the thing mid-swing(NTM rain,mud,etc). I've added some skateboard tape to provide some grip. I'm thinking about stippling/scoring the handle as I don't expect the tape to hold up well for this purpose.
They make a model with a rubber overmold. Although,I haven't had a chance to try it. My guess is scoring the handle on this model would be a better solution anyway(even if I hadn't already purchased it).