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Svord Axe Hatchet 13-1/2" Overall, 3" Carbon Steel Blade, Orange Polypropylene Handle - SVO-KA

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Part Number: SVOKA
Manufacturer: Svord Knives
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Description
SVOKA: Svord Kiwi Axe Hatchet
Svord
 
Svord Kiwi Axe Hatchet. 13-1/2" overall of Swedish high carbon tool steel blade. 3" Sharpened Edge. Orange polypropylene handle. Lanyard hole. 

Blade is individually hardened and tempered using a unique heat treatment process. Blade is hand ground with a water cooled stone to produce a convex razor edge. Designed and produced by Bryan Baker.
Features
  • All Svord knives utilize the best Swedish High Carbon Tool Steel available
  • All Svord knives are individually hardened and tempered using a unique and time honored secret heat treatment process
  • Each Svord knife is hand ground on a water cooled stone
  • The Baker "Convex" edge is a "razor" factory edge, providing superb "out of box" performance
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Handle Length: 6"
  • Handle Material: Orange Polypropylene
  • Overall Length: 13-1/2"
  • Weight: 11.9 oz.
  • Includes Yellow Polyurethane Sheath
  • Handcrafted in New Zealand

UPC Code: 9421901356644

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Karl Erich M
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Dec 26, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Weight, Handle Material
A fine survival tool
Hmm. This Svord Axe Hatchet is an interesting tool. It's small and light enough to be carried unobtrusively in your daypack. It's well balanced (the blade pulls you forward on a snap-cut, yet the minimal weight is such that it's easy to steer) and sharp as the Dickens (that ugly plasticky sheath gets sliced when you draw the hatchet - you can shave with the blade as it comes from the factory). The finger hole in the blade indicates that the designers had visions of uses doing ulu cuts with the blade, and this would truly shine in a game-processing role (add a small pocket knife, and you've got all the kit you need). You can chop wood with this hatchet, but it wouldn't be the first thing I'd grab for such use - the small, light blade is kinda marginal for such usage. In a branch-flicking/trail blazing mode, this light and easy-to-control hatchet would do fine. The plastic handle is not the most comfortable thing on impact and it sort of forces your grip into a configuration that may or may not be the one you want for a given usage role. It's artfully textured and has not seemed slippery in my usage to date. The steel is good quality carbon steel and - as mentioned supra - comes razor sharp (and coated with some gunky Cosmolene-ish stuff, which is good for those of us who don't like rust). One-piece construction means sturdy and solid. The sheath is schlocky, but it works to hold the hatchet - frankly, I'm always afraid of cutting myself when drawing and sheathing the blade and I don't feel the sheath is especially handy for the in-and-out activity that comes with woodswalking use. I like that the handle is blaze orange and the sheath is Tonka-truck yellow: I don't like having to look for my tools, and I don't like them looking Rambo-ish. If you have this in your suitcase when going through Customs into Canada, no one is going to think "Weapon?" for even a second: this sucker is clearly a tool. Although - despite its looks - the Svord Axe Hatchet turns out to have the right size, weight, and maneuverability for a defensive hatchet if you're into such things. And it's kind of an all-around, good to have with you in the daypack or BOB tool - I'm very glad to own it for that purpose. Wood-chopping is do-able, though a heavier blade would be (of course) better. Cutting and hammering tent pegs? Sure thing. Game-processing is definitely do-able - I'd take this along on an elk hunt in a heartbeat. Trailblazing and branch-whacking - the Svord Axe Hatchet would just dance in your hand (and it would do the same in a fighting role for those interested in such thoughts). You're going to have to take care of the blade, and you'll want to be wary when drawing or sheathing it. Mine now lives in my daypack, and I'm delighted to have found it here at such a great price.
4 out of 5
Steve-O
Maryland
May 01, 2013
Pros: Balance, Construction, Weight, Head Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
Excellent tool for around the yard
I bought this specifically for edging the grass in my yard and it did a fine job of it. Chopping dirt, grass, roots, weeds, and if my aim is off the sidewalk, is extremely punishing to an edge and this hatchet took the abuse well. The fact it shrugged off direct hits to solid concrete was a big plus. The minor dings I got in the edge did little to curb its performance and they weren't hard to fix. This is also a very light weight tool and is a breeze to swing for hours on end. I would also point out that the steel is soft enough to not damage my concrete walk and stairs but hard enough to put up with the abuse that plant matter and dirt bring. I especially like the bright colors which make it difficult to lose. The handle could stand to have a better grip to it and if you happen to hit something solid all the shock is going straight to your hand. While I like the hole because it drops the weight of the hatchet I don't like that things can get caught in that hole.
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