The Gerber 31-000914 Camp Axe II is a durable, high-performance axe that is well-balanced for efficient impacts. With a forged steel head that will maintain its edge over time, this 17.52 inch axe features a smooth and virtually indestructible fiber comp handle that feels comfortable and secure in the hand. Crafted with a highly durable fiber comp handle that is molded around the axe head, the Gerber Camp Axe II can withstand extensive use and tough conditions. The axe head is engineered with durable forged steel, which means it will keep its sharp edge over time. The Gerber Camp Axe II features balanced construction and weight for superior handling and effective impact. The fiber comp handle transfers minimal shock to the hands and arms, and the swing of this lightweight but durable axe is comfortable and easy to control. At just over 38-Ounces and measuring just under 17.52-Inch in length. The Gerber Camp Axe II is easy to strap to your pack for use while camping, hunting, or hiking. The included sheath allows you to easily carry the axe on your belt and protects the head during transport or storage. You can use the Gerber Camp Axe II as a hatchet or axe, and depending on the project at hand, you can split or cut wood for the fireplace or campfire, make wood chips, cut tree limbs, use it for wood gathering, and more.
Axe head made with durable forged steel that maintains its edge
Fiber comp handle is virtually indestructible
Ideal balance and weight for comfortable, effective swing
Compact and lightweight for easy portability
Overall length 13.48, blade length 2.72 and weight 22.57-Ounces
In medieval warfare the armoured knight represented the ultimate in shock cavalry. Fully clad in the best armour of the day and impervious to all but the most specialised weaponry he dominated the battlefield. Typically he was armed with a lance, sword and dagger, but after the inevitable loss of breakage of his lance it was not his expensive sword he would reach for, as the greatest percentage of hit fighting would be done with more specialised weaponry.
The horseman's axe was a short hafted weapon and very effective at delivering heavy blows with the axe edge in a battle situation but as many of these medieval axes also sported a spike on the opposite side of the axe head the weapon had equally devastating armour piercing capabilities. Often medieval axes had protective strips called langlets riveted to the side of the haft to protect against cuts to the wood. Horseman's axes were used extensively between 1300-1500.
10 1/2" overall. 5 1/2" sharpened axe head with 1 5/8" cutting edge. Black finish 3Cr13 stainless one piece construction with black paracord wrapped handles. Balanced for throwing and designed specifically for target practice. Black nylon belt sheath holds all.