Howdy bush braws! A while back I picked up a CRKT Persevere. I had seen these online and looked like they would work well.. in theory.. well.. I ordered one thinking it would be a fun item to review.. Specs OAL 5.￼4" Steel is 65Mn high carbon Thickness of 0.160" kit is pritty simple. $21 gets you the case, blade, a hank of paracord, a pin, and 2 wedges. In perfect condition one should be able to take these items combine them with a 1 1/2" green limb/sappling and have a sweet way to process wood... Here we go it suggested a 18" piece.. well I'm sure this would make a nifty little tomahawk.. I wanna see how it chops.. so we gonna make an axe.. 40" piece of Privet will work well. I followed the instructions that are included. I used a rock for all my beating needs. Split, carve a notch and incert dowel, drive in wedges. Several half hitches, and a good wrap around the wedge notches and it's ready to chop. The blade is pritty sharp right out of the box so I didn't waste much time trying it out. It cut small green limbs cleanly. worked well for this.. how about a tree.. This tree.. ( I'm taking all the pines out of this pasture so this was a good victim ) so I got to it... Short while later.. I had to hit the bottom wedge afew times to keep the blade from kicking up but no big deal, this is probably a slightly larger tree than most would try and fell with something like this.. well.. I'm impressed! It took less than 5 minutes to lay this sucker down. And i wasn't in a hurry but I was chopping it. As with most axes chopping at an angle it bit deep. Being flat it didn't throw out the chip like a normal axe but it totally functional. Couldn't believe how well it worked. Smaller trees are no problem at all for this dude. The "kit" claims to be 5 pieces. Axe, splitting wedge, knife, chisel, adze. Well it passed the axe test as far as I'm concerned. Done a heck of alot better than I thought it would. I'll keep y'all posted as I take this guy through the paces performing the other tool functions. CRKT Persevere a good axe option for the minimal?? I think so, if that's all you have it can fell trees alot larger than one would realistically try to in a survival/Outting situation. In my opinion it does the axe part of the kit, fairly well.