SWISS ISSUE FOREST HATCHET
SWISS ISSUE FOREST HATCHET
SWISS ISSUE FOREST HATCHET

The hatchet is one of humanity’s oldest and most useful tools. In fact, primitive sharpened-rock hand axes were used by our ape-like ancestors before homo-sapiens ever walked the earth.

Today, the hatchet remains an essential bushcraft and survival tool — a small piece of metal insurance promising shelter, fire, and a good night's sleep outdoors. 

Apparently, the Swiss government bought a warehouse full of these things and never used them. We just so happen to know a guy who bought that warehouse, and... Well, we thought we'd give them a try.

Condition

From what we can tell, these hatchets are good to go with two minor exceptions:

  1. They come unsharpened for safety
  2. Once sharpened, they will need an axe sheath if you plan to carry one in your pack

We are actively looking for feedback on these. If you get some use out of your hatchet, please leave a review or get in touch.

SWISS ISSUE FOREST HATCHET

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The hatchet is one of humanity’s oldest and most useful tools. In fact, primitive sharpened-rock hand axes were used by our ape-like ancestors before homo-sapiens ever walked the earth.

Today, the hatchet remains an essential bushcraft and survival tool — a small piece of metal insurance promising shelter, fire, and a good night's sleep outdoors. 

Apparently, the Swiss government bought a warehouse full of these things and never used them. We just so happen to know a guy who bought that warehouse, and... Well, we thought we'd give them a try.

Condition

From what we can tell, these hatchets are good to go with two minor exceptions:

  1. They come unsharpened for safety
  2. Once sharpened, they will need an axe sheath if you plan to carry one in your pack

We are actively looking for feedback on these. If you get some use out of your hatchet, please leave a review or get in touch.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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This is one sharp boy.

Fits great in the hand and swings like any good ax aught to.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Gulag Approved

I can use this hatchet to cut myself free from any gulag.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Good construction.

Heavier than I thought it would be. Holds a good edge, and should last a long time.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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A good hatchet

A good, sturdy handle, with a solid axehead on top. It's simple, reliable, and swiss made. Sharpen before use, unless handing to small children or alcoholics.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Works

Have to put an edge on it yourself, as I expected but I find the weight, heft, and dimensions superior to the estwing (14" and 16" campers axe) for a smaller price. I also find the wood handle a great benefit over a full tang hatchet with a rubber grip should the handle break as it would be easier to replace the wood than replacing a deteriorated rubber grip.

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