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Gerber’s Pack Hatchet is a Compact Camping Axe for Chopping up Firewood

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You get yourself a new portable fire pit for your upcoming camping trip, but once you arrive you realize you don’t have any firewood. You had opted for a wood-burning unit over a gas-fueled one because you wanted that nostalgic campfire experience with traditional campfire aromas. Unfortunately, the logs you found in the forest are too big and now you’re stuck with using twigs and leaves, contemplating getting back in your car and heading to the nearest store a few miles away. 

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There is, however, an easier solution. Available in either Flat Sage or Coyote Brown, Gerber’s Pack Hatchet proves you don’t need to wield a cumbersome device to get your firewood down to a usable size. Weighing just 20.8oz, the axe spans just 9.46” long, giving you unbelievable control with every swing, yet versatility with your grip for when you need to adjust the power. And, if you’re a backpacker, the compact size makes this a must over any other hatchet on the market — especially at this price point. 

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Coated in black oxide, the 3.5-inch blade is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel that will last you for years, featuring a tall blade grind geometry for optimal sharpness retention. Gerber believes in the longevity of its product so much that it comes with a limited lifetime warranty as well. For extra strength and balance in your swing, the Pack Hatchet is built with a full-tang construction into its rubber overmold handle, which comes with ergonomic finger grooves for comfort. To carry the hatchet with you, either hang it from your belt with the accompanying nylon sheath or attach a lanyard to the hole in the handle.

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Punching way above its price tag, the Pack Hatchet is available now from Gerber’s website for just $45.