Swiss Military Surplus Small Swiss Axe 15.75" Overall, 1.6 Pound Head - M4328
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
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.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.