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9" Hatchet

Gerber axes, like all of our products, are built to face down challenges. Taken along on a camping trip or applied for use in the yard, the 9" Hatchet is light in mass and tough in the blade. Featuring an innovative easily-removed sheath that still maintains a slim profile and stores neatly within the handle, the Back Paxe II serves its owner with the excellence that modern technology and good steel have combined to deliver.

A portable, compact axe that travels well in the kit of hikers and outdoor aficionados, the 9" Hatchet combines light heft and an ultra-sharp blade known for its edge retention. Its size makes it ideal for chopping kindling, along with splitting small logs. With a low-friction surface coating, the hardened forged steel blade of this axe slices through wood at a depth that is three times greater than average, allowing for faster chopping and maximum overall performance efficiency. The coated surface also prevents the blade from sticking in the wood, and its high-capacity potential prevents body strain.

Possessing a shock absorbing handle that helps in prevention of overstrike injury, the 9" Hatchet offers great grip and superior hand control. Balanced perfectly for exertion-to-weight ratio, this lithe little axe swings with a solid, easy feel. Its hardened forged steel blade, in conjunction with the unique grind technique engineered for a sharper edge, will make sharp, clean cuts for far longer than average, making this an intuitive kit axe for camping and beyond.

Item # 31-002648
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Blade Length: 2.7"
  • Weight: 19.4 oz. (w sheath)
  • Weight: 16.9 oz. (w/o sheath)
  • Head: Forged Steel
  • Handle Material: Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Axe Made in Finland
  • Sheath Made in China


  • Forged Steel Head
  • Excellent Edge Retention
  • Slim Profile Sheath Stores in Handle When in Use
  • Composite Handle is Extremely Durable and Lightweight
4 mr wiz - NOV 29, 2015

Got mine for $20, don't know why you'd spend more than $30 on a hatchet, especially one that doesn't tout some sort of quality steel. This one does alright for what I spent. I wanted a small beater hatchet I could carry and pack with a small profile. That's what this does. It's made of cheap steel, rusted after the first time I sharpened it, I have to assume it's some sort of high iron forged steel, can't find information on what it's actually made of. But, for $20, this was worth it.

1 Survivalist Kaz vs Wild - JUN 19, 2015

For $58 I can buy 2 -18 inch Ontario Machete's with a saw back spine and are American made. This is WAY over priced!!

5 Best hatcet ever J. C. - APR 12, 2015

I have used this thing camping & hunting on foot and from canoes. It will an edge better than most knives I've had. Makes light work of chopping chores. Had mine for well over 10 years. Love it so much I trusted it on every deployment I went on for OEF/OIF and others all over the world...

2 to small injun joe - DEC 12, 2014

this hatchet is way to small for its for the money

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