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Gerber Freescape Hatchet 3.125" Forged Steel Head, Nylon Handle, 17.5" Overall - 31-002536N

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Part Number: GB31002536N
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB31002536N: Freescape Hatchet
Gerber
 
There's just something kind of satisfying about swinging a simple, no-nonsense axe. One that's balanced, and weighted for efficient impacts. That pretty much describes Gerber Axes.

Each one sports a forged stainless steel head and edge retention that'll have people talking. They feature glass-filled nylon handles that are all but impossible to damage, let alone break, and come with a plastic safety sheath/carry handle.
Features
  • Forged steel head
  • Excellent edge retention
  • Glass-filled nylon handle
  • Plastic safety sheath/carry handle
Specifications
  • Overall Length: 17.5"
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Handle Length: 15"
  • Weight: 37.9 oz.
  • Made in Finland
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Ted B.
Australia
Nov 19, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Fiskars / Gerber Axe
If this is a re-badged Fiskars Axe with the hollow handle - then I can highly recommend it! The picture looks the same as a Fiskars and Fiskars are made in Finland so I am thinking that they are the same. In the Fiskars, the weight is all in the axe head - so that even light strikes bite deep - maximising the muscular effort that you generate. The head is easy to sharpen with the Fiskars axe sharpener (just the same as a 2 stone rotating knife sharpener) and it remains sharp. I don't know the type of steel but it is not the soft type that is common in the cheaper axes. This steel remains sharp during use! I use mine as a EDC in the boot of my car (I live in the country - not a mad axe murderer! LOL). The Fiskars is the only axe that I have ever been impressed by - all the others have fallen into the same "mundane" class where half your energy is taken up in swinging the handle. I have both the small and full size axes.
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