Surviving in the wilderness can be tough work. You may end up in a life or death situation, depending on how extreme the situations you routinely find yourself in tend to be. If you are putting your safety in your own hands when you end up going out into the wild, so you should certainly trust your equipment, it would seem foolish not to.
One of the more important aspects of your kit can be a survival hatchet, this versatile tool can perform a number of functions, cutting wood, shaving bark, building a makeshift shelter etc. It would make sense that you want your survival hatchet to be reliable and ergonomic so it can be well suited for the tasks you will no doubt put it to.
The Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet, manufactured by Gerber, is another one of their offerings in the Bear Grylls line. This line of survival equipment is manufactured with the cooperation of world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls, and he approves every one of the designs which you will see in this line.
This hatchet is designed for campers, survivalists, craftsmen and all sorts of uses, but it is certainly most at home in the wilderness, where its design truly shows its strengths.
Gerber is one of the most reputed manufacturers of survival knives and hatchets, an American company founded in 1939, Gerber is well known for their lifetime warranty on their products, which guarantees against any factory errors or damage.
This survival axe was just as durable and ergonomic as we had hoped when we first laid eyes on it. The slip-resistant rubber grip fits into your hand very comfortably and, true to its name, will not slip in wet conditions, which is a great safety feature, as the last thing you would want your hatchet doing when you strike an object is deflecting in your hand.
The blade is made of high carbon steel which is resilient enough to hold up to most of the intended uses for this blade, but it is slightly lacking when compared to more expensive hatchets using higher quality steel. Generally, this is a good product and certainly great value for money.
After scouring the internet for reviews and customer testimonials, we have found a few of the most often voiced praises and criticisms for this product.
Often praised is the full tang construction of the hatchet, ensuring durability and reliability for a long time to come. Another aspect which is often praised is the versatile edge which can be used for a wide variety of survival and camping applications.
This product is available for approximately 30 dollars on Amazon, it also comes with Gerber’s well-known lifetime warranty.
Gerber’s Bear Grylls survival hatchet is another excellent offering from the company and it is exactly what you would expect from a survival axe in the price range, if not a little better