Axes are the ancient, manual tools that have survived the test of time because of their resiliency and affordability. Axes have been used widely by people, like firefighters and industrial loggers. At Harbor Freight Tools, we offer several axes and hatchets for you to select. No matter of emergency service work, fire fighting, weekend camping or prepping wood for a fireplace, one of our axes will not let you down.
Best Made Axes are not just axes. They are works of art. They are hand forged and tempered by one of America’s oldest axe companies, and then paired to handles made of 30-inch American hardwood with hand painted and polished. Pair one with a custom made, felt-lined Best Made Box to add collectibility.
The 5 Best axes :
1. Estwing Long Handle Camp Axe
Equipped with a handle length for a powerful swing, and a one-piece design for years of trusty service, the Estwing long Handle Camp Axe is the big brother to the Estwing Sportsman’s Axe. Made in the USA, it has a nylon vinyl shock reduction grip and a 4-inch cutting edge so it does a very good job falling trees, trimming trees, splitting wood, notching timbers and driving stakes. It weights 4.3 pounds and features an embossed leather sheath. Except that it’s too heavy to lug, this camp axe can be a great addition to a campsite or cabin.
2. Browning Outdoorsman Axe
The Browning Outdoorsman’s Axe , made in Taiwan, is constructed of hot-forged, hollow ground, high-carbon 1055 tool steel. It is the perfect choice for rugged outdoor use. There is an integrated tang on the axe’s one-piece head for extra rugged durability. Equipped with injection-molded polypropylene, fiberglass handle and long handle’s leverage, it gives you strength and cuts the weight of the tool down to 2.8 pounds,and gives you a good chop with each stroke.
3. Snow and Nealley Hudson’s Bay Camp Axe
As a hybrid between a hatchet and tomahawk, the Hudson’s Bay Camp Axe is a modern update of this historic design, made from high carbon steel. And it is a very popular wilderness tool and trade item throughout the Fur Trade era. There is a flat poll for hammering work and a 24-inch long tough hickory handle on the head. Compared with the average camp axe (1 pound, 12 ounces), this smaller and lighter axe is much easier to carry. However, you should not use it to cut any big trees, it can only do an excellent job in most camp work.
4. Estwing Hatchet
The Estwing Sportman’s Axe is an American made classic and has been widely accepted in the country. Featuring leather ring grip and one piece forging, this axe has a very pleasing look. It is not only one of the cheapest on our list but also can last long. It weighs 1 pound, 12 ounces, 14 inches in length, and it’s blade’s cutting edge is 3 ¼ inches. There is also a nice looking acorn and oak leaf stamped leather sheath. Except the leather sheath is made in Taiwan, the axe has been American made in Illinois for decades.
5. Cold Steel Knives Trail Boss
The Cold Steel Trail Boss is a rugged camp axe. It is equipped a European style axe head which made from drop forged 1055 carbon steel. It weighs 2 pounds, 9.5 ounces, 23 inches in length, and it has a cutting edge of 4 ½ inches. The Trail Boss has excellent quality among all hickory handled, carbon steel camp axes. It is made in China but it has a straight-grained, American Hickory handle.