Coleman Camp Axe
|MSRP : $9.99|
Sale : $7.79
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
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This Coleman Camp Axe has a drop forged carbon steel axe head. The handle is crafted of forged steel with an ergonomic non-slip grip. Perfect for chopping branches and other general uses, this camping axe comes with a vinyl axe-head cover. Be sure to take this Coleman Camp Axe with you while camping; it can come in handy for many situations.
- Steel camp axe is designed to handle tough outdoor jobs
- Heavy-duty, drop-forged steel axe head quickly splits wood for fires
- Features a flat edge for hammering tent stakes into hard ground
- Steel handle and non-slip rubber grip provide strength and stability during use
- Notch in axe head helps you easily pull out tent stakes
Coleman Camp Axe
My husband and I were looking for something to split some wood approximately 6" - 8" in diameter for when we went camping... I got this and to my surprise it broke right where the indent thing is on the head of it, after only a couple of times of using it!!! Maybe it was just a defective one or something but I can not bring myself to getting another one... Guess the old saying is true... "YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR". So now I'm looking for something better, if you want better then you must be willing to ante up for quality... Enough said about that....
This is obviously a hatchet, not an axe. That and the $5 price should have warned me. Bought it brand new and took camping to try. The edge is so dull it's like chopping with a hammer. You'll break the wood by blunt force before you chop through it. The novelty wore off quickly with our young kids, who got frustrated after eagerly waiting their turn. Might be usable but only after some serious power grinding, assuming the steel is any good. Hard to believe Coleman put their name on this.
Inexpensive, but Does the Job
The definition of Axe, Ax or Hatchet is always a debatable topic. By its small, one-handed size, I would call it a hatchet. Giving it its due, for so little dough, it will do what is expected in the morning dew. I know, that was a lot of do do, but I hope it gave you a haha while reviewing the review. To make an honest disclosure, I purchased this item to compare against other products between companies for inclusion in Survival Bug Out Bags for DisasterBOB's(c). It required sharpening before use, which should be expected for the price. Since it is forged, high-carbon steel, you expect to resharpen it after you use it a few times. It has a nice weight and feel to it and swings well. The reason it got a 4-Star rating instead of 5 was the cover. The site called it a vinyl head cover, so I expected a high impact, heavy vinyl similar to an Army Entrenching Tool or Axe cover, not cheap clear plastic not much thicker than a plastic shopping bag. All in all. it was worth the price I paid.
Useful within its capacity
We have had this little ax for about 2 years. It has been used in clearing our land. It makes an excellent ax to delimb branches. It is good to cut away branches to make a trail. Was used to cut root balls and split small stumps to the ground. It is good for small work. It is useful within its capacity.
Good for price and a bit more
All said in my title. It is good for the price and a bit more. Very sturdy and well made considering the price of it. For its small size, it can't be a mighty axe but for its intended use of the axe of this size, it is a really good product. It is very cheap, but not really cheap-made. Won't hurt have it around for sure.