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 a 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

Rated 4.9 out of 5
32 Reviews
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$19.99
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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 a 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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Swiss forest hatchet

It’s certainly a hatchet, although I’ve yet to use it in a forest. I’ll just go by their word that it’s actually Swiss.

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swiss army knife? no, swiss army HATCHET

came with a rubber edge protector and wrapped in paper better than a baby fresh from the womb. Just holding it you can feel the quality of the hatchet(very good), and for just $20 it's better than any other hatchet on the market. Wood handle is smooth, and the logo lookin sexy.

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It might be blunt, but it gets to the point.

I ordered two. Sharpened it and it still has an edge as I went through logs, and meat and bone. Blunt flat end works well if you're in need of a hammer. Fantastic for skimming bark off of a tree. If you're careful it can be used to make some quick hooks for fishing. If you're even more handy you can descale and gut the fish you caught.

It also made a wonderful fathers day gift.

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Pretty decent.

Can't really beat it for the price. The only real issue I have encountered is a visible crack at the bottom of the head. It remains to be seen if it is superficial or will give way at some point. Even if it does, it will continue to function, so I'm not really that worried about it. If you need a hatchet for your pack (you do) and you don't have one (you don't), then this is a good buy.

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I ordered an ax

Well let’s see, the grippy end is intact, the cutty end is nice and sharp, and it seems solid enough to wack stuff. So I’m gonna say I got what I wanted at a good price

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