I just posted a video review of the Gerber Camp axe on YouTube:
I know this axe is not as traditional as some may like but it has worked well for me so far. If you do not have time to view the video below are a few of my thoughts regarding it.
Price: $39.99 plus tax at Academy Sports + outdoors $41
Weight: combined-2lb6.5oz, 38oz, Axe only-2lb3.9oz, 35.9oz
Dimensions: Overall Length-17.625in, Handle Length-13.25in Head Width-6in, Head Thickness-.826in, Handle Width-1.5in.
Materials: Head-Forged Steel???, Handle-Glass filled nylon, sheath-plastic
Manufactured in Finland
Cost High Value
Sharp from the factory
Edge Geometry 30 degree
Easy to sharpen due to edge bevel (leather stop)
Handle ergonomics - locks hand in with handle flare
Comfortable in hand for long periods
Easy to choke up on
Works great for roughing out wooden projects like spoons and bowls
Length good for one or two hand use
Sheath-should be a sheath for belt carry
Edge durability micro-chips (convex or create micro bevel)
Yard clean up
Backpacking if you don’t mind the weight
Hand to hand combat with the walking dead (Listed as such on Gerber website)
High value, easy to find, well made, durable, works great.
I also have a review of the Fiskars X7 posted on YouTube: