MR701SB: Camp Axe
The Marbles Camp Axe Hatchet is a small, light axe which can be easily carried inside your pack or on your belt. Even with a small axe you can manage much: cut branches in the back-yard or chop and split sticks for a camp fire. This little hatchet awakens in many of us memories and dreams of exciting camps and adventures. The camp axe has a 6 inch width, a 4 inch face (cutting edge) and a 15.75 inch American hickory handle.
Marbles Knives - 701SB Specifications:
Item Number: MR701SB
Item Name: Camp Axe
Blade (Bit) Length: 4.0 in.
Axe Width: 6.00 in.
Head Material: 1045 High Carbon Steel
Handle Length: 15.75 in.
Handle Material: American Hickory handle with Enlarged lanyard hole
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Shipping Weight: 3 lb.
Small, Light, Well made and easy to carry in my pack. Use it for backpacking. Would buy it again.
Best hatchet out there for the money. Great steel and came very sharp but did touch it up in a spot or to with file then multiple stones to get it shaving sharp just because of my ocd about my cutting tools being razor sharp. Handle is acceptable and really a luck of the draw on grain orientation but other than that a decent hickory handle. These are made in S. America and the handles do dry out considerably after getting in our drier climate. To prevent a known small issue of the head getting loose I soaked the top head of the head in boiled linseed oil for a few days then giving it 3-4 coats.
I love everything about this little axe. My only complaint which is why I gave it 4 stars is that it should come with a sheath or cover.
Exactly as described. Fast Shipping.
A real camp axe built like a axe should be built. Can't do better for the price!
This axe is well made, the handle feels great in hand, the head is sharp and easy to keep sharp. The handle has a hole where I attached a nice leather lanyard. Great price too!
It may be the best in-expensive axe there is. The shape of the handle is nice and gives a good grip. It is sharp out of the box and the fit and finish are nice as others have stated.
Great camp axe for the price. It fits perfect on the outside of my backpack. Made in El Salvador in the tradition of the Scandinavian axes which are some of the best axes in the world.
The handle has a great feel in your hands and the balance is great also. You can't go wrong with it or with oso grande.
This is a high quality, carefully designed, hand forged head with a nicely grained, unfinished handle. It takes and holds an edge well, and is sized for adults. Order one, oil the handle, make a sheath, and head to the woods.
I was hesitant initially. Marbles has always been a quality brand name. The Marbles camp axe is an axe that I have wanted for some time so I decided to give the "El Salvador" Marbles a chance. I have to say that I am very happy. the quality, fit and finish are all excellent. The grind is even and smooth. I would recommend this item.
I am really impressed with the great design and the quality of this little axe. The handle has an excellent fit to the handle and the orientation of the hickory handle is spot on perfect. This tool should easily last well beyond my lifetime.