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The Art of Throwing a Tomahawk

The Art of Throwing a Tomahawk

It’s seductive, manly, and primal—and really damn hard. After a few whiskeys, our writer tries to master the art in Jackson Hole with the guys at New West KnifeWorks.

The World’s First Wooden Ice Axe

The World’s First Wooden Ice Axe

Most ice axes are made from metal—and for good reason. But last month, the geniuses at Furnace Industries launched their new wooden tool that’s as strong as it is pretty. While you may be tempted to just hang it over the fireplace, please don’t.

Pulaski

Pulaski

Pulaski: A wildland-firefighting tool that combines an ax and an adze and is used to clear brush and small trees.

Upgrade: Ice Climbing

Upgrade: Ice Climbing

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Cassin X-All -Mountain ice ax