The Survivalist Hatchet

Brand: Hardcore Hammers
Manufacturer: Hardcore Hammers, LLC
Model: Survivalist Hatchet
EAN: 0682962238099
Category: Gadgets & Tools
Price: n/a  (11 customer reviews)
Dimension: 2.00 x 18.00 x 6.00 inches
Shipping Wt: 1.90 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock
Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This is it. This is the culmination of all we've learned about the craft of tool making. And we believe it's the pinnacle of hatchet design. Made from top quality 4140 tool steel (aka "ordinance steel" because it's commonly used for making breech and barrel parts for guns and cannons) for both toughness and edge retention, and ground to within a +/-.005" tolerance, we designed the curved blade for both optimal cutting and splitting wood. We've also incorporated a nail/tent stake puller and the hammer end (of course) has our patented recessed striking face. At 19oz on an 18" handle, it's perfectly balanced for any job, whether it's pounding nails, chopping and splitting firewood, or fending off the impending zombie apocalypse. (Because we all know it’s coming. And now it's official Kansas preparedness policy. True story) this premium hatchet cuts like a full size axe yet is small enough to fit in a backpack. It comes with a top quality custom fitted leather sheath and free shipping anywhere in the USA. Because it's 100% made in the USA.

Features

  • Razor sharp
  • Ideal for camping, hunting, construction
  • Made in the USA

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Top Reviews

If you're debating, BUY IT
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
June 9, 2017

Had a friend at survival school recommend this company. Love the hatchet! Very well balanced and sturdy. The fit and finish is top notch, and the steel is exceptional. I've used this hatchet around the farm for a month and prepped a camp sight with it last week. It took a lot of limbs and small trees(not to mention an unfortunate incident with the ground) to damage the edge. This was easily repaired with a bit of sharpening and some stropping, now it shaves like it did out of the box. Big time chopping capability for the size, and This 18" hatchet can split wood pretty well up until about 4" diameter. Still easily nimble enough to craft a bow drill kit. Only improvement i can think of(and idk if this works with ordinance steel) would be to make a notch on The top of the head for a ferro rod. This tool is well worth the money to anyone who is going to use it. This multipurpose axe with a fully functional hammer head is now a permanent part of my woods gear.
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Five Stars
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
May 16, 2017

A high quality hatchet. Bought it to be used as a gift.
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Fantastic little axe
by bear (5 out of 5 stars)
May 19, 2017

Fantastic little axe. Couldn't be happier. Came razor shape, the fit and finish were perfect, great balance. Definitely gives the swedish made axes some competition.
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A functional piece of art; sits next to my Gransfor Bruks
by Dell (5 out of 5 stars)
May 31, 2016

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This hatchet is gorgeous. The hatchet head is flawless, and perfectly weighted. It hits close to a full size axe, but not quite. The handle is shaped well to give you good power from every swing. I orignaly purchased the Hardcore Naturalist Hatchet
. My review of that is next. I returned it for reasons outlined in the review and purchased this instead.

The heft of the head is great whether using the axe face or the recessed striker face. The stake/nail puller... haven't used that yet as I prefer a hammock, but I can see where it would be useful. The sheath included is supple leather and is extremely functional. No rivets for the axe head to dull itself against and easy, quick access. Some oil really brings out the beauty in the sheath. The axe comes razor sharp, and can shave arm hair. I battoned some wrist thick branches with it easily and shaved a point on some of them to drive into the ground with the hammer face. It accomplished both tasks easily. Since that's my main purpose in a hatchet, I'm extremely happy with it. It's also beautiful enough to sit side by side my Gransfors Bruks, Small Forest Axe
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Strengths: Material, design, craftmanship, weight, appearance, included sheath
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Weaknesses:None noted
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Recommendations:It's 100% worth the price. Buy quality: Cry Once.
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Awesome Tool
by Giang Doan (5 out of 5 stars)
May 11, 2016

I was on the fence when I purchased this item because I have never heard about the company before and I could not find any reviews online but I was in need of a hammer and who would not want a hammer with a cutting edge on the opposite side? I decided to take the leap and order the hatchet, when it arrived I was pretty disappointed because the handle had 2 cracks towards the bottom and some weird staining on the handle end. I contacted their customer service via email and within and hour I get an email from Rick Spencer who is the owner of the company. He apologizes for the error and promptly sends me another hatchet. To me this was very refreshing because I do not remember the last time I received customer service that was this fantastic. It seems a lot of companies out there are forgetting the importance of customer service now a days. What I think happened was that they accidentally sent me one of their testing hatchets. The new hatchet arrives and I am floored, the fit and finish are excellent. The grain orientation on the handle is perfect, the blade edge is razor sharp I was able to slice through paper like a hot knife through butter. The sheath is beautiful and you can tell that it is very high quality. The fit and finish of the hatchet matches my Gransfors Bruks SFA. I decided to test the hatchet on some wood I needed to process and this hatchet bites into the wood very deeply. I have included some pictures. After all the hacking I did the edge was still in excellent condition, no chips, rolls or dings. Also, it was still razor sharp that I was still able to make feather sticks. Also, the hatchet splits wood like a champ. I had no issues splitting all the wood in the pictures. This is an amazing tool if you are on the fence about it just buy it you will not be disappointed.
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Better than expected
by History Buff (5 out of 5 stars)
September 29, 2016

Bought this based on a Popular Mechanics magazine article. It meets all expectations and then some.
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Five Stars
by John Santie (5 out of 5 stars)
May 11, 2018

Good tool.
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Great product but unbelievable customer service
by Lance Matthews (5 out of 5 stars)
December 1, 2017

Great product but unbelievable customer service. This company went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied. Thoroughly impressed all around.
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Five stars plus
by Lonewolf (5 out of 5 stars)
July 28, 2017

This is a very fine tool made in the USA. I now own two of these hatchets and will probably be buying more to give as gifts.
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Beautiful tool
by Travis Tomiampos (5 out of 5 stars)
December 14, 2016

I was worried about this hatchet being either too light or possibly too heavy, but to my surprise it has a decent amount of weight to the head and it feels perfectly balanced in your hands.

The hatchet came delivered sharp and with a leather sheath for the blade. I have yet to try it out on some wood but I'll update this review with my results. I believe you get what you pay for with tools and it makes me happy that this one is made in the USA.
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Fantastic little axe
by Danimal (5 out of 5 stars)
May 19, 2017

Fantastic little axe. Couldn't be happier. Came razor shape, the fit and finish were perfect, great balance. Definitely gives the swedish made axes some competition.

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