Swiss Military Surplus Small Swiss Axe 15.75" Overall, 1.6 Pound Head - M4328


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Part #: XTM4328 | Xtra
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XTM4328: Small Swiss Axe
Swiss Military Surplus
If you can handle the weight, an axe is one of those tools you'd trade many others for in a survival situation. It can perform all the duties of a good saw, large fixed blade, and a small survival knife. If sharpened correctly it can also feather a stick and create some extremely fine kindling. This is one of those axes that can do all this and more. The 13" hardwood ash handle has a straight profile and the 3.5" blade axe head is superbly attached - that sucker isn't going anywhere. Swiss made, so you know the stainless steel will perform as well as any for both edge retention and corrosion resistance. It has an extremely nice feeling whether you're holding an inch away from the head or an inch away from the butt end - it's just very well balanced. Of course, it's got a hammer pommel on the other side of the axe for banging in tent pegs and the entire package weighs 2.25 pounds without a sheath.
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Handle Length: 13.25"
  • Overall Length: 15.75"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.58"
  • Handle Material: Hardwood Ash
  • Handle Thickness: 1"
  • Weight: 35.9 oz.
  • Made in Switzerland
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Utilizes a wide variety of alloys but all contain a minimum of 10.5% Chromium content. Stainless steels will not corrode, rust, or oxidize but are not completely stain-proof so the title is somewhat of a misnomer.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
4.444 (9 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Bloomfield NM
Sep 26, 2017
Pros: Head Material, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Balance, None
Handy and we'll made
This small axe comes with a plastic coating sprayed over the wood and steel. I removed it and used steel wool to further smooth the wood and applied a few coats of tung oil. I tried it on some kindling and did some branch trimming and so far I have no complaints
4 out of 5
Sep 04, 2017
Pros: Construction, None
Cons: Handle Material
Well made military surplus.
Well made and not hard ti bring to readiness. Obviously overbuilt so as to make it soldier ready. Good for a camp axe but a little heavy for most crafting. Needed a good sharpening but that is to be expected from an axe that has been in military storage. Overall excellent condition. This is my first ash handled axe. While the ash performs well I find I like the feel of hickory better.
2 out of 5
Jul 17, 2017
Pros: Construction, None
Cons: Head Material, Balance
Not so good
Looks good out of the box, but the edge needs complete reprofiling. One side of the axe is more or less straight to the edge. The other side has a slight bulge going all the way to the edge. This causes the axe to glance off when chopping into a tree, again and again. I started with a file to remedy this, but soon gave up and moved to my Work Sharp grinder. After 30 minutes I am approaching sharp, but not there yet. I can do nothing about the bulge. I will say it splits campfire size wood, but nothing bigger due to the short handle. If I ever get it to a usable shape, I'll keep it in my FJ where I won't hesitate to abuse it chopping out roots and such when stuck, something I won't do with my expensive axes. For the money I can't really complain
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