|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18 x 7.5 x 2 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|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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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.
What's in the Box
Gerber 45905 Camp Axe and ballistic nylon sheath.
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.Read more ›
Prior to buying this axe, I was using a cheapie Wal-Mart camp axe that never held an edge no matter how well you treated it and rusted within hours if it came in contact with any moisture. The cheapie also made a better hammer than an axe because it would painfully beat trees down rather than cutting them down, and it turned my arm into a useless appendage for a couple days while I recovered from overexertion. Eventually, I just stopped bringing it altogether and stuck to hunting around the forest for perfect-sized campfire wood, as it required less time and effort than bludgeoning wood with a chunk of cheap, heavy, blunt, rusty metal.
The Gerber camp axe (actually made by Fiskars, the king of quality scissors) is definitely a "more bang for the buck" item. Cutting firewood to size at camp is effortless, as the axe feels light to the arm, but still makes the woodchips fly. This model that I am reviewing is the one I settled on at the store because (for me) it offered the best balance of portability and function. I am sure the larger models are even better at felling dead trees and splitting logs, but the weight difference between models is significant. This one is small enough to strap to a pack, but still gets the job done with considerable ease while setting up camp. Speaking of balance, this thing is nicely-balanced to instill confidence in your swings and you would think that the handle is made of some exotic wood rather than hollow plastic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had for a few years now. Still in good shape despite abuse from the older kids while camping. Gets most use just from yard work.Published 14 days ago by Ryan
It's an amazing axe. It's super light weight and easy to use. It's a good camping axe. It's a good size for carrying in a bag.Published on January 12, 2014 by Logan Souliere
I have had my Gerber hollow handled axe for 15 years, it has survived many camping trips. I like it so much I am giving both my boys one for Christmas this year. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by kenny c brown
I used this camp axe once when I went backpacking. I hacked a fairly small amount of wood, nothing substantial. Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Cheech
The axe is light and the blade is forged well with the handle. The axe overall is light weight but don't let that scare you as the handle is hollow, but extraordinarily tuff! Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by A Consumer
i bought this as a replacement as the other one i had was stolen. good balance, sharpens well and a good tool overall.Published on April 8, 2013 by MDS
The axe itself was just what I wanted. However, the ad said it came with a ballistic nylon belt sheath. It does not. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by K Jones
Well, im not sure what im reviewing here any more on this particular item. With my experience, I am going to have to rate this one very poorly. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by crip