Gator Combo Axe II
The Gator II is a compact all-conditions axe for the outdoor adventurer. Made with a longer handle than the original Gator, the advantage is a greater striking force with the stainless steel head. The handle is made of glass-filled nylon and covered in Gerber’s Gator texture. It offers a better and more comfortable grip in wet and muddy conditions. The handle also houses a coarse blade handsaw, held in place magnetically, for sawing branches and brush. It’s a rugged and lightweight camping essential.
- Overall Length: 15.60"
- Blade Length: 2.70"
- Weight: 26 oz.
- Head: Forged Steel
- Handle: Gator-Grip
- Overall Length: 10.24"
- Blade Length: 6.10"
- Weight: 2.40 oz.
- Forged steel head
- Gator grip handle
- Glass-filled nylon handle
looks cool, i might buy one. but does it have a crrying case or somethin?
I have been using your axe with saw while stationed in Alaska and I have built more than my fair share of shelters with it. At a minimal weight gain it gives a massive increase in productivity and the saw in the handle helps with cutting limbs for concealment and snare work.
This is a solid hatchet, i have a much larger axe for serious chopping work. This is ideal for camping and very comfortable to hold. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it would be way nicer if the saw had a knife blade on the back side to get small wood shavings to as pre-kindling. That is key when you are trying to make a fire and its raining.
Mine came with a rubber strap that goes over the hilt to prevent the magnetic latch on the saw to stay in place. Josh (Mr. Disappointed), buy the rubber strap, it will solve the problem you are complaining about. Duct tape would work too (derp).
Great axe/hatchet. I like the steeply angled edge for splitting.
I have to agree with the reviewer who mentioned that the saw falls out while copping. it's never fallen all the way out on me, but it does work loose. A little gorilla tape fixes the problem, but what a hassle.
The axe dose a great job and so dose the saw. I have no issues with the products individually. I have mine strapped to the side of my B.O.B bag. The major problem that I had was that the vibration from chopping causes the saw to come loose in the handle and slowly work its way out. I had to take the saw out while I was chopping and splitting, this makes for easily loosing the saw if your not paying attention. It would be perfect if there were some other type of retention for the saw, such as a clip or latch of some sort.
Just got this combo brilliant bit of kit uses it solid chopping for a good 3 hours still chops very well!