Q:

The Best New Backcountry Hatchets: SOG Backcountry Axe

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:

The new SOG Backcountry Axe has a sturdy hand-forged head with a saw hidden in the glass-reinforced nylon handle. When using the saw, a hand-guard flips out automatically, helping you safely cut branches and brush. The sharp business end of the axe makes it easy to chop small trees and firewood. Best of all, it packs in a sheath and hangs from a belt clip, making it perfect for backpackers moving from campsite to campsite.

Length: 16 inches
Weight: 1.8 pounds
$95

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