ESEE Knives Gibson Axe, Black Oxide Stonewashed, Sculpted Micarta Handles, Brown Leather Sheath - ESEE-GIBSON-AXE
RCGIBSONAXE: Gibson Axe
The ESEE made in the USA Gibson Axe was designed by James Gibson as a small, compact axe that will easily fit in a backpack. Gibson's stated goal was a comfortable using tool that could do most camp chores, as well as being used as a carving axe. The Viking bearded head allows for close up work and the finger grooves/textured scales along with the swell on the end provides an excellent gripping surface when chopping. The 1095 high carbon steel frame is about as indestructible as you can get for an axe this size.
About the Designer
James Gibson is a native East Tennessean, born and raised around the Great Smoky Mountain area. With a passion and love for the outdoors, he has studied and practiced bushcraft skills most of his life. James is the co-host of the Clinch River Knap-in and has been a flintknapper for 22 years. He is also a knifemaker and obtained his Journeymen Smith Rating with the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) in 2003. James is the lead instructor for Randall's Adventure & Training Bushcraft School and also has his own school in Tennessee.
- Overall Length: 10.50"
- Head Width: 4.50"
- Blade Thickness: 0.25"
- Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
- Blade Hardness: 55-57 RC
- Blade Finish: Black Oxide Stonewashed
- Handle Material: Sculptured Micarta
- Sheath: Brown Leather
- Designer: James Gibson
- Weight: 20.50 oz.
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 811328025329
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.