Q:

The Best New Backcountry Hatchets: Fiskars X5 Hatchet

One of my favorite chores around the campsite is to chop wood for the fire. What’s the best tool for the job?

May 21, 2013
Outside
Outside Magazine
A:

We like the Finnish-made X5 implement because of its affordable price and high quality. The design makes cutting branches and spitting sticks for the night’s kindling easy. The blade’s teflon-coating reduces friction, its geometry speaks to the wood grain well, and its balance is a joy to swing.

Length: 8.0 inches
Weight
: .9 pounds
$39

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