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So I was looking at this today.



It's a folding axe by Gerber, and while I am speculative of the folding system, I saw that and I wanted it :D So I went to Gerber's site and found no kickaxe (it should have been released in July), I was a bit mad. So I googled and found no word on axe. So after I emailed Gerber I find that they have canceled the release of this little gem. Thought I'd share the news.
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Danm....that looks like a really cool idea. Mabeye something simmilar will pop up eventually.
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Did they indicate as to why? something better down the pipe?



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cool idea, but I simply wouldnt trust something hinged to stand up to repeated blows.
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They would not, I asked why but they did not tell me. I'm thinking pre-market failures in the lock system.
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But I want one now..............
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I still want one.
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It's dumb as a survival tool.
get a standard ax head and make a handle in the woods when you get there.
Now you have a full size ax, for doing real work, while the other little boys are playing with their toys.
Better yet get a polaski, a much better tool all around.
Get a real contractors pointed shovel and rig the handle to be removable and pin it when you need it ,use the handle for a walking stick or spear shaft . leave the toys for the little boys.
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It's a gadget! Gadgets are fun and some of us have money to burn for quirks!
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I don't think it ever made it to market... and if it did, it failed terribly. This thread is pretty old.
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It's dumb as a survival tool.
get a standard ax head and make a handle in the woods when you get there.
Now you have a full size ax, for doing real work, while the other little boys are playing with their toys.
Better yet get a polaski, a much better tool all around.
Get a real contractors pointed shovel and rig the handle to be removable and pin it when you need it ,use the handle for a walking stick or spear shaft . leave the toys for the little boys.
i would love to see you do this after bugging out for miles and before it gets dark and you need wood for a fire before you get to eat and stay warm...

finding a hardwood tree the right size, cutting it down without an axe , and carving it into a handle would take hours of work.

come on man, extreme bushcraft isnt always the answer...
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I would put my ESEE 5 up aginst it any day.........
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i would love to see you do this after bugging out for miles and before it gets dark and you need wood for a fire before you get to eat and stay warm...

finding a hardwood tree the right size, cutting it down without an axe , and carving it into a handle would take hours of work.

come on man, extreme bushcraft isnt always the answer...
I agree.
Most people make handles with a saw, vice, draw knife, plane, and an electric sander. Even then it's a lot of work.
Wood is pretty lightweight to carry anyways.
The only tool that you could easily improvise a handle for would be a light hawk.
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i would love to see you do this after bugging out for miles and before it gets dark and you need wood for a fire before you get to eat and stay warm...

finding a hardwood tree the right size, cutting it down without an axe , and carving it into a handle would take hours of work.

come on man, extreme bushcraft isnt always the answer...
Com'on man, I wanted the dude who is going to go out into the woods with just steel tool heads and make his durable tool handles instantly when needed to keep thinking he knows it all.

I figured 'don't address this', this person read that about mountain men somewhere, or saw that gifted guy who build the cabin up in Alaska, and figured he'd do it.

I'd prefer he'd be left thinking he could just grab a pine branch or small tree trunk, work for hours on that soft green wood, with the knife he read about so he knows it's the best, and make his handy mountain man ax when his life depended upon it!

An axe, with handle is as essential in much of North America as a machete is in Central and South America...but he wants to save the weight of the lightest part of it.
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cool idea, but I simply wouldnt trust something hinged to stand up to repeated blows.
My thoughts exactly, especially now that most of Gerber's products are thrown together in china.
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An axe, with handle is as essential in much of North America as a machete is in Central and South America...but he wants to save the weight of the lightest part of it.
Hell, he doesn't even need the axe head. He would just kill a grizzly with his bare hands and fashion an axe head from it's hip bone.
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So I was looking at this today.



It's a folding axe by Gerber, and while I am speculative of the folding system, I saw that and I wanted it :D So I went to Gerber's site and found no kickaxe (it should have been released in July), I was a bit mad. So I googled and found no word on axe. So after I emailed Gerber I find that they have canceled the release of this little gem. Thought I'd share the news.
This axe has lawyer written all over it due to all the joints and pins.
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Hm...I'd sure hope it doesn't close on my hand, and take my finger
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I bet we see a similar copy from China soon...

Anyway, the standard Gerber small ax (it also has a saw in the handle) is good enough, add the Cold Steel Spetznazt Shovel, and you're good for packable woods tools.
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I still want one...
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