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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 4.8 out of 5
Based on 48 reviews
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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.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 48 reviews
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Reviewed by Paddy O., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great utility hatchet

Just as I expected. Sharp blade and a well attached head.

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Reviewed by Benjamin M., from United States
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REVIEW 2: ELECTRIC HATCHETALOO

This Hatchet has aged like a fine wine, with every swing i get closer to my goal of world domination...

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Reviewed by Joe B., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Little Brother to Forest Axe

I really like this little guy. It suffers from the same malady as its big brother... weird smell and blunt edge, but after a few youtube videos and a file and puck. Bingo, you'll be getting your reservation for Dorcia in no time.

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Reviewed by Daniel, from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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It's a handy little thing

Comes in good condition. Seems to have a protective rubber / plastic layer covering the blade. Needs to be sharpened to use it. Might smell funny though...

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Reviewed by Juggalo H., from United States
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Better than anything in a hardware store but smells funky

This thing is way more solid than any of the hatchets you'll find in most hardware stores unless you go the Estwing route, but those have their own issues.

I haven't gotten around to sharpening and refinishing it yet though, because the wood is treated with something that smells absolutely foul. I'm going to try washing it down with mineral spirits first because I hate handling it right now due to the stank.

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