Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet
A compact survival hatchet is worth its weight in lifesaving warmth and shelter. Especially when it weighs in at less than a liter of water, like the 1.4 pound. Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet designed by Gerber. The worse the weather gets, the more you’ll appreciate this sturdy little hatchet’s ability to turn out stacks of firewood or help you improvise a quick shelter.
Small But Powerful Blade
Don’t let the compact size and slim profile of this hatchet fool you. With most of its heft concentrated in the head, it is definitely a tool that chops above its weight class. The 3.5-inch razor sharp blade is equally adept at limbing saplings as splitting logs. Combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools with Bear Grylls’s adventure knowledge, the hatchet’s sturdy stainless steel, full-tang construction stands up to the hardest tasks.
Zero Slip Grip
The rubberized handle fills your hand to create a lock-tight grip that won’t let go even when wet. And finger notches just below the head let you choke up securely on the axe for more precise control when feathering kindling or stripping bark. There’s also a handy hole at the base of the handle to attach a lanyard for an extra measure of safety.
Double Duty Head
Opposite the blade, the back of the head features a crosshatched striking surface that can be used for all types of camp duties, from pounding tent stakes and straightening bent backpack stays to tenderizing meat.
When not in use, you can keep the blade sharp and safe inside its military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath, complete with loops that strap to your belt or pack. Plus, it comes with a copy of Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide to help you focus your attention on the details that matter most when you are in a jam.
- Overall Length: 9.46“ (24cm)
- Blade Length: 3.5“ (8.9cm)
- Weight: 20.8 oz. (590g)
- Steel Type: 3Cr13MoV
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
- Nylon Sheath
- 3.5-inch blade for swift, precise cuts
- Full-tang, high carbon steel construction for durability
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, secure handling
- Military-grade, mildew-resistant nylon sheath with belt loops
- Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide
- Rubber handle for grip in all conditions
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
At first, it seems to have a sharp blade. However, it gets dull easily and the blade rolls over and chips. I used it for about 3 hours and the blade got damaged. It would have used baf steel because they did not sat anything about what the hatchet is made out of.
There are better hatchets in gerber like the gerber gator hatchet
One of the first times I took it out of the sheath it knicked my finger and I bled everywhere! Thing comes sharp! Feels solid. Love the forward grip. Great size for hiking, survival / go bags etc.
Out of the box, this hatchet looks, feels, and handles great! This tool comes amazingly sharp, in fact that you can widdle with this.
When I got this I was expecting to cut down a tree (big ego right!), but I soon learned that this was better for smaller tasks. It is great for getting kindling and fine shavings for starting fires.
Overall, this is a great hatchet! I always take it hunting with me because you never know...
This is a amazing hatchet. It is not a traditional hatchet with a heavy head, but it cuts fairly well and is extremely lightweight. I have used it multiple times and had to get stitches after one! But I would highly recommend it Boy Scouts, but if you are looking for a traditional hatchet, try another of Gerber gears products
I bought this for back country camping, by far the best hatchet I have ever owned. Forward grip allows you to strip branches very quickly and easily. Hatchet is great for carving as well, balance offers great control for bulking.
The best survival hatchet that I have used. Durable one-piece construction that is practically indestructible. People need to read the description of the hatchet before they think they are going to chop down a redwood tree. Trust my life to this without second thoughts.
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This axe is good for weekend camping. Because it's light in weight, it takes more effort to cut a tree down than using a regular sized axe. I tried it out on some lumber and it took a long time. I don't think I would use this on a large log or piece of wood.I put it in the back on my jeep as part of my emergency equipment. The Bear Grylls survivial knife cuts wood just as good as this axe. So if you already have the knife, you don't need this axe.
I can't wait for this to be available in stores!!!
Have hatchets gone wild? With the arrival of Gerber's new Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet, this just might be the case. In a surprise turn in the market, hatchets are becoming hot again, after years of languishing in obscurity on dusty hardware store shelves and warehouse overstock sections.