Why carry a knife when you can carry an axe?

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    Why carry a knife when you can carry an axe?

    My friend sent me this link and I thought it looked interesting.
    I can just imagine the look on someones face if you reached into your pocket and pulled out a TOMAHAWK.

    Gerber Kick Axe | Uncrate

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    Really don't see a point of this. I'd rather carry and much rather use a real axe
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    WANT!

    This is a folding pocket machete.

    All it needs is a holster to wear over ones shoulder and faster than you can say 'Autobots TRANSFORM!'...boom this thing unfolds for fun & games.
    Awesome. Oh, and I know of no state that bans carry of a hatchet much less a folding hatchet. :p

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    Wow a tommy hawk
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    Looks like a perfect item to pack for multi-day hiking treks.

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    Looks like it does not take up much room. I wonder how it would hold up to really hard use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Looks like it does not take up much room. I wonder how it would hold up to really hard use?

    I'm wondering the same thing. Looks useful, but a good axe/hatchet/tomahawk needs to be able to take a lot of abuse. I think that could quickly end up with worn out, loose, or overreamed hinges. I'll take a solid handle chopping tool with me. Never really been stuck in a situation where I wished I had an axe but didn't have one. I prepare for my trips, and for the unexpected, my EDC knife will hopefully make do. I know my Gerber multitool plier hinges definitely aren't on par with a normal set of pliers...I'd assume the same for this axe. But who knows...it may be an outstanding product.
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    Wonder if the folks at my daughter's college would mind? I offered to get it for her, but she says a 2 1/2" assisted opener is fine for her.
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    The Gerber Gator might be a better choice with a nice plus of having a spare knife that is stored right in the handle.


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    I get the warm fuzzies every time I see a pic of the Kick Axe.

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    As I stated before I would much rather have an axe with a fixed handle.

    I do not think that a folding axe will stand up if you used it as an axe.
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    I expect Lizzie Borden would have loved to own one.
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    I would love to test one. I will have to see if they are for sale yet in the stores.
    Maybe I can write up a test report and sell it to a magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    I would love to test one. I will have to see if they are for sale yet in the stores.
    Maybe I can write up a test report and sell it to a magazine.
    I would like to see someone test it. maybe it is stouter than it appears to be.
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