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
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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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Reviewed by 9monsoon, from United States
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Door room savior

I kept my camping gear with me at college, didn't actually get to use the axe bit but it made a pretty good hammer to fix up metal dorm bed frames.

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Reviewed by Jason Y., from United States
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Great Axe

Fantastic construction on the axe. Head was nice and heavy but didnt throw the balance off. Wood smelled a bit weird tho

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Reviewed by Benjamin M., from United States
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solid for the price

came in great condition, unsharpened but easy to fix that. good quality and i doubt itll let me down any time soon

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Reviewed by Paul R., from Germany
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Its alright

I was given the warehouse one, since i have special needs. After shaving off the shiny stuff on the handle and treating it with oil and wax, filing and sharpening the blade, it cuts like a champ and so far seems pretty sturdy.

Good for going innawoods.

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Reviewed by Perry W.
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Great Hatchet

great hatchet for a low price, cheaper here than anywhere else.

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