Gerber Back Axe

Features:

  • Ballistic  nylon sheath included
  • Balanced handle load
  • 9″ length
  • Weighs only 17.5 oz

Material:

  • High-carbon stainless steel blade
  • Unbreakable Polyamide  fiberglass handle
  • Sheath is comprised of ballistic nylon

Review:

Axes and other related cutting tools are a must have for any self-reliant individual venturing into the wilderness. The Gerber Back Axe is a great compliment to a full size axe and is also nice to have when light weight loads are desired. Weighing in at just over 1 lb, this compact back axe has the same rugged durability that Gerber is known for, with a size and weight load that will satisfy even the most demanding individual.

The unbreakable Polyamide fiberglass handle is hollow and extremely tough for its compact size. The axe performed flawlessly out of the packaging with no initial sharpening needed unless desired. The blade is securely fastened to the handle and has a very solid feel to it. The sheath is high quality ballistic nylon and has a belt loop and additional loop for clipping to packs.

One note about the sheath, the design inhibits quick access to the axe. The handle must be inserted first through the sheath in order to properly cover the blade.  By doing so, the axe is somewhat clumsy to remove but does a great job of preventing the axe from slipping out of the sheath even under the most extreme conditions.

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