Best Camping Axes in 2018

Gerber Gator Axe combo

There is always a need at one time or the other when camping or on an adventure to cut trees. It doesn’t matter if you are “pro-green”, you would still need to have to cut down something. So for this reason, there is a need for a good quality axe. We have put together a list of the best camping axes in 2018, this is a list that gives you nice options which enables you to do a clean job.

Before you get into it, you need to first decide if it is an ax or a hatchet you need. If you need portability, or you want something that isn’t heavy and can be used very quickly, both in defense or splitting logs, then you may need a hatchet. On the other hand, if you’re doing a bigger job and need to fell bigger trees or something stronger, then you need an ax. To get more adventure ideas and supplies needed, check out our facebook page.

estwing camping axe

5. Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Hatchet

The Estwing E24A is made from just one piece of 1055 carbon steel. It has become popular lately and it is very tough. It can whack its way through a tough piece of wood, thanks to its narrow head. It’s very good you may not need to worry over replacing the broken handle.

Pro: It has been made in the USA since 1923

Con: it may be regarded as a mediocre splitting tool.

4. Fiskars X11 Splitting Axe

There are few brands into ax making which can stand Fiskars. Although the 17-inch X11 may be preferred for camping, when anything is needed for other purposes, then this Fiskars X11 is the go to.  The product uses the same physical qualities as an aluminum racket which boosts the strength per strike.

Pro: it has a tough maul strength with lighter weight

Con: it is quite dense and not very portable

fiskars camping axe
Gerber Gator Axe combo

3. Gerber Gator Axe II

The Gerber Gator Ax II lies between axes and hatchets. It is the cutting tool which just lies on the fence. It has a straight body which lacks the usual curves which hatchets are known for, yet the Axis II Gator is still smaller than the average ax. So it is very versatile and can really be useful in chopping of branches, or if you want to roast brats, this will help in whittling sticks.

Pro: Glass-filled nylon handle

Con: Wood sticks between head and handle

Pro: it has a small head which allows for a precise work

Con: the head is too slender, so it may be hard to use as a hammer

2. Kershaw Camp Axe

This Kershaw camp ax measures only 11 inches long, so it is very light and mobile for use while camping, making your job easier. Although it may not be ideal for complex jobs like building the cabins of your dream, it is, however, a complementary tool for all small jobs. It has a secure, non-slip grip which ensures you have a firm grip, and it won’t split apart while being used, thanks to the high carbon steel construction.

Pro: The Kershaw camp ax works well in tight quarters

Con: it comes with a cheap sheath

Kershaw Axe
SOG handAxe

1. SOG F09N-CP Hand Axe

This is a hand ax which is quite smaller than any standard ax. If in the world of tech, it would have been considered as low end. It comes with a 420 steel construction and a G10 handle. This is a very nice tool and can be used even if you want to go into the deep part of the woods. It has a no-slip grip and also a die-hard makeup. It is a tough and tactical chopper.

Pro: it has a small head which allows for a precise work

Con: the head is too slender, so it may be hard to use as a hammer

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