There are axes, and then there are survival axes. What exactly is a survival axe? A survival axe is an axe that can be wielded with one hand, typically weighing less than three pounds. This diminutive size allows it to be perfectly suited for a variety of tasks, including chopping, slicing, and smashing. They can also keep you safe from the trifecta of evil: critters, zombies, and the dreaded mother-in-law.
Typical axes are long handled, heavy headed, and great for smashing and chopping. A survival axe gives up some of the smashing and chopping ability of it’s larger counterpart in favor of everyday practicality. By having a smaller head, a survival axe is designed to cause less fatigue and is also nimble enough for tasks typically reserved for survival knives.
Survival axes are easy to carry in a backpack, are multi-taskers, and are dependable. You can use it to skin a deer, make a fire, post a tent, or create a blog :).
As you can see, this amazing device isn’t particularly complicated, but there are nuances that, if properly understood, can make a big difference when you find yourself faced with life or death situations. Or when faced with not embarrassing yourself when trying to light a backyard campfire for the local Boy Scout troupe.