Kershaw Camp Ax
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- Features:-Steel: Drop-forged high-carbon steel-Handle:
- Non-slip over mold-Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)-Overall length: 11 in. (27.8 cm)
- Weight: 14.5 oz. (411 g)
- This sturdy axe is drop forged in a single piece for reliable durability
- Drop forging aligns and stretches the metal's grain structure for improved strength
- For secure grip, we added a non-slip krayton handle and a handy sheath to protect the blade
- Specifications: steel: one-piece, drop forged high carbon steel
- Handle: krayton; blade length: 3 1/2 inch (9.0 cm); overall length: 11 inch (27.8 cm); weight: 14.5 oz
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Top Customer Reviews
UPDATE* so it's been a year and this axe is still going strong!! I bought my friend one for when he goes camping and he absolutely loves it!!
-Great design, attractive looks with good sheath for protection
-Sharp, BUT the edge retention seems a bit weak. May need sharpening a bit often if you want it to be efficient
-Good weight balance and small size makes it easy for anyone to use
-Small size limits its range of applications but makes it a great tool that will fit in your backpack for hiking or camping
-Top of the ax head to the bottom of the handle is about the length of a letter size paper
-Sheath design allows you to be creative in how you carry the ax as well (if you use paracord and creativity)
(Feb 2012) I did finally get the chance to thin the blade of this Kershaw hatchet getting to about the same profile near the edge as my Gransfors Scandinavian Forest ax. That is a much larger thicker blade, so by the edge I mean the last 3/8" inch because from that point on the larger ax keeps getting thicker, but the Kershaw is flat by then. I basically tripled the width of the "edge" on the Kershaw giving it a gentle convex profile rather than the exceptionally steep convex profile that it came with.Read more ›
First and foremost, this is a lightweight hatchet. Where most axes and hatchets base their efficiency around the wight they use to cut/split wood, this hatchet trades weight (and some size) for portability. Mine came with a very poor edge out of the package, and it needed sharpening up before I thought it was ready for use. I don't make a lot of fires, but I had some stored wood in my back yard, and no axe to process it with. So I bought this based on some Youtube videos I saw. The build quality is actually good, and the handle is comfortable, firm and secure, and through an afternoon of splitting/chopping branches I found the hatchet was still comfortable to use. It held an edge well enough for an afternoon of use. Good design!
The less said about the horrendous plastic sheath, the better. You WILL be replacing it. Its complete junk. Bad design!
This is NOT a heavy duty axe. Its has a small, compact, very lightweight head, meaning it is NOT a fantastic splitter. It is a very good chopper. Its made to dig into wood and chop it apart, and because its so light, it will be YOUR arms and shoulders doing most of the work. This is fine for light duty cutting small branches, but is not ideal if you need to fell a tree or split bigger fuel. When used this to lop off branches, or chop longer branches into shorter pieces, it worked well.
It is not made to split wood easily- its just too light for that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The two tabs inside the sheath threw me for a bit, but I figured out they're meant to just squish down. Seems solid, love the size and weight, can't wait to use it this summer!Published 3 months ago by P. Harv
Sharpen this steel + file the top spine above the cutting blade for ferro rod strikes + use Dremel cutting wheel to cut rasp-like ridges in one of the longer hammer edges = great... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Total garbage if you look at the other options available, I am a comparision shopper and dont ever buy anything especially something this critical when it comes to backpacking... Read morePublished 6 months ago by DealFlyer
Light, sharp, ergonomic. I like it much more than my previous hatchet.Published 6 months ago by Sharla K.
I like this axe and weighed several options before purchasing this. The product delivery was not great however. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason
LOVE THIS!! fairly weighty, yet small enough for me to use in my kitchen instead of a meat cleaver to chop up turkey necks for my cats.Published 8 months ago by J. G