Why Buy A Hatchet?
Our hatchets come from brands such as Grasnfors Bruks, Wetterlings, Snow & Nealley, Gerber, Condor, and more. With brands like these you know that our hatchets have been hand picked and represent the best the industry offers. There are a variety of types of hatchets shown including throwing hatchets, packing hatchets, heavy duty hatchets, and multi purpose hatchets. Each of them solves a different challenge in the woods.
Consider one of our hatchet knife combo's for the ideal skinning and field dressing combination. Smith & Wesson offers a hatchet and knife combination ideal for a hunting kit. If you don't like the price of that combo you can find the same style done by rite edge for much less. As you can see, we are the best source of hatchets for every occasion and budget.
Many of our hatchets are ideal for survival situations. Make sure you are prepared with a survival hatchet.
The hatchet has been around for a long time. The axe and the hatchet came into existence as far back as 6000 BC. They could be the longest enduring tool ever from the cavemen to modern use.
What is the Difference Between a Hatchet and an Axe?
A hatchet is a small axe with a shorter handle. In today's terms, the hatchet and the axe are basically the same. Originally, the hand axe did not have the hammer head on the opposite side of head from the blade. Therefore, the hatchet was different becuase it could also be used as a hammer. Today, the two terms are used interchangeable as you will see from our hatchet/axe product combinations.
What Else Can I do with my Hatchet?
Hatchets are very handy to have in the outdoors. Did you know a hatchet can be used to start a fire? Through sparks and friction you can use your hatchet to start a fire if you are stranded.
Want to learn to throw your hatchet like a tactical tomahawk? Check out our books on Tomahawk Throwing or look in our education library where you will find articles such as "How to Throw a Tomahawk". The same principle applies to hatchet throwing that applies to tomahawk throwing.
Taking Care of your Hatchet
Check out some tips that might help you take care of your hatchet:
1. The safest way to reprofile the blade of your axe head is with the use of a hand file. This might take time but it will not damage the head.
2. Applying a fine coating of beeswax to your hatchet’s head will provide a protective layer against elements. This will help you keep the blade sharp as well.
3. Buying an axe sheath fit to your hatchet is not only a safety measure; it also is a protection for the axe head. You can also oil your sheath to avoid the head from rusting.