REVIEW: Gerber Camp Axe II (a.k.a. Fiskars X10 carpenter’s axe)

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  1. DgitlRedBeard

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    I just posted a video review of the Gerber Camp axe on YouTube:

    [video=youtube;nYBypv9588w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYBypv9588w[/video]

    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

    Pros:
    Cost High Value
    Sharp from the factory
    Edge Geometry 30 degree
    Lightweight
    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
    Lanyard hole
    Non-stick finish
    Length good for one or two hand use

    Cons:
    Sheath-should be a sheath for belt carry
    Edge durability micro-chips (convex or create micro bevel)

    Use:
    Yard clean up
    Splitting kindling
    Car Camping
    Bushcraft
    Hunting
    De-limbing trees
    Backpacking if you don’t mind the weight
    Carpentry
    Construction
    Hand to hand combat with the walking dead (Listed as such on Gerber website)

    So What:
    High value, easy to find, well made, durable, works great.

    Rating: 8/10

    I also have a review of the Fiskars X7 posted on YouTube:
    [video=youtube;wUA5-7FBfx8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUA5-7FBfx8[/video]
     
  2. Pappy Frank

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    Thanks, I just looked at one of these last Friday and passed, I think I will go back and get one.
     
  3. Scroggins

    Scroggins Banned Member Banned

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    Just wanted to thank you for the review (I have an X7), but mainly to thank you for posting your thoughts on the forum post as well. I might be alone here and grumpy sounding, but I really dislike when people post a review on any forum and all they post is a link to their blog, to their YouTube channel, or to some other website they benefit from somehow. I love the format of "here's my review, and here's a link to the video if you want to see some action."

    Thanks again.
     

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