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The Gerber Camp Axe II makes short work of firewood chores thanks to a longer shaft that generates more power with each swing and precision balancing that conserves energy as you chop away. For extra safety, the shaft is molded around the head, because a suddenly separated head could ruin the day of an innocent bystander.

  • Forged steel head holds an edge longer
  • Glass-filled nylon shaft is next-to-indestructible
  • Formed plastic sheath prevents unfortunate accidents when the axe is not in use
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Get yer chop on

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I bought this to chop the shit out of some wood during those backcountry trek outings. I've taking it backpacking multiple times. The Gerber Camp Axe is definitely something I would recommend if you're looking for a lightweight camping axe for smalelr size cuts. I've taken it to some larger logs, as a joke more than anything, it works but takes a fair bit longer than you'd want.

High quality.

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

That sums this axe up. The blade is very well crafted, sharp with feels like an anti stick coating? It's just the right size for car camping and some short hike in spots. The only complaint I have is the handle, it's not too grippy. I'll be wrapping mine.

comparable to the Fiskars axes

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

These are almost identical to the Fiskars axes that have developed a cult following. Its amazing how well they strike for a light axe. This is more of a hatchet, but will do the job if you're solely cutting wood in camp. You'd do better with a longer (think 36") axe for any true wood splitting.


  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The axe just showed up in the mail. I was a little nervous about Gerber gear but this axe feels really solid. It comes with a handy little blade guard too.

The only con is that the handle isn't very long.

im a bridge carpenter (i build hiway bridges) and i can tell you Gerber makes high grade tools when your hanging 95'in the air the last thing you want to concern yourself with is if your tool is dull,fragil,or poorly made.Ive even droped their multi-tool from that height and all was good. (once i found it). Gerber #1 Dave