Doing Hatchets the Right Way – 5 Best Hatchets

At some point in your life chances are you’re going to need a hatchet for camping, hunting or home improvement project.  Oh, crap, how do you among all the hatchets for sale?  After all, a reliable hatchet is an invaluable tool.  A hatchet is a type of Axe that has a head that weights between 1 to 3 pounds and is small enough to be wielded with one hand.  On one end, a hatchet has a sharp blade that runs about 3-5 inches.  On the other end, a hatchet has a flat area that you can use as a hammer.

Hatchets are often used in camping because it is easy to carry in a backpack, has a range of uses, and is dependable. You can  use it to skin a deer, make a fire, and post a tent.  A handful of hatchet products stand out for their excellent design and overall value.  If you’re in the market for a hatchet you should consider these 5  hatchets  from Snow & Neally,  Fixars, Browning, Marbles, and Mtech.

Just like the name implies, the Shock N’ Awesome Tomahawk is bigger and more aggressive to help you hack your way out of some of the toughest spots you’ll find yourself in. Browning and knifemaker designer Russ Kommer have taken the extremely popular “Shock N’ Awe” Tomahawk, made the shaft longer for additional leverage and added black G-10 handle scales to aid grip in wet conditions.
The Shock N’ Awesome hatchet is capable of anything from splitting kindling at base camp to hacking your way out of a crashed helicopter. This intimidating tomahawk offers a black powder coated blade forged from 1055 stainless at 50-55 Rc. The curved penetration spike will put a serious hole in hardened targets. The one-piece handle with spiked pommel is textured to create a secure grip. The molded polymer sheath with Tek-Lok™ belt clip easily adjusts for carry angle and belt loop width. Overall length is 13″. Weighs 1 lb. 9.1 oz.   Browning Shock ‘N Awesome Knife, Black

Snow & Nealley Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe 011S

Snow & Nealley Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe 011S
Easily fits in backpack

Snow & Nealley Hatchet is a backpacker’s delight. Hardened in our fires to provide strength, this axe will be by your side for years to come. Small enough for carrying, yet big enough to get you the firewood you need. Features our best-selling 1 3/4 lb. Hudson Bay head fitted to a knobbed 18″ select American hickory handle to allow one handed use. Genuine Leather blade guard included. Snow & Nealley Penobscot Bay Kindling Axe 011S

Fiskars X7 Hatchet, 14-Inch

Fiskars X7 Hatchet, 14-Inch
Fiskars X7 Hatchet, 14-Inch

Another easy-to-carry choice perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the X7 Hatchet is ideal for chopping kindling and small- to medium-sized logs. Like every X-Series Hatchet or Axe, the X7 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination of features allows the blade to bite three times deeper when chopping. With more blade penetration on each swing, you can chop more wood in less time, with less effort and hand strain. Fiskars X7 Hatchet, 14-Inch

Marbles Camp Axe

 Marbles Camp Axe is top pick
A good quality axe at a discount price!

The Marbles Camp Axe has a great fit and finish for a very good price, a bit larger than most camping hatchets for sale.  Marbles makes a quality product. Marbles Camp Axe. 15 3/4″ overall. 6″ 1045 high carbon steel head with 4″ cutting edge. American hickory handle with enlarged lanyard hole. Marbles Outdoors Knives 701SB Camp Axe with American Hickory Handles

MTECH USA Mt-629 Axe, 8.75-Inch Overall

MTECH USA Mt-629 Axe, 8.75-Inch Overall
MTECH USA Mt-629 Axe, 8.75-Inch Overall

Created with the conscious space saver in mind, the MTech MT-629 stands at only 8.75″ in overall length. Although it is small in stature, this mini hatchet axe’s quality is not compromised; The full tang black finished blade is forged in 440 stainless steel. The handle is wrapped in black cord for easy grip and has a black lanyard. It also comes with a black nylon belt sheath for blade protection. MTECH USA Mt-629 Axe, 8.75-Inch Overall