While you can get by in an urban environment with just your average pocket knife, different venues sometimes call for something a bit more rugged. For example, long-form camping and/or hiking necessitates a tool with which you can cut wood to make a fire. But, you also don’t want to weigh yourself down with something too cumbersome. And that’s exactly why why SOG has recently released their Camp Axe.
Designed specifically for both hammering and chopping, this 11.5″ hatchet is the ideal small-scale outdoor tool. It’s constructed from tough and corrosion-resistant stainless steel that’s mated to a durable and easy-to-grip glass-reinforced nylon handle. The minimalist format and total weight of just 16.1 ounces allows for both easy transportation and stowage without sacrificing functionality. So the next time you’re looking for outdoor gear or tools for your bug-out bag, pick this bad boy up for just $54. [Purchase]