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After nearly dying while summiting Lunag Ri three years ago, Anker is still tackling tricky sends

Named after a national park in Sweden, the Sarek is a well-crafted ax meant for breaking down wood for the fire

Including five picks from expert Troop Breneger

The case for rethinking one of cycling's oldest and most misused components

Need fuel for your fireplace or home stove? Swing away.

Pretty enough to hang on the wall

Best Made Straight-Hold Hatchet

A new initiative aims to bring lumberjack fitness to city folk. How much eye-rolling should follow?

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.

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.

The real fun starts once you get off the grid

A work of art produced by a 300-year-old Swedish company

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

A beautiful tool that's actually useful

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