Gentlemen know that being prepared is one of the best qualities to have. That’s why having an axe is such a great idea. There’s always going to be a need for an axe at some point. Whether it’s hiking, camping, or for home use, axes will come in handy.
Setting up a campsite will be a breeze, clearing any downed wood, preparing an area for a safe, roaring campfire, and making sure there will be enough kindling to keep the fire going well into the night. How about at home, where you want to have a fireplace alight and warming your house. Splitting the wood with ease thanks to the healthy weight of your axe assisting your well practiced motion. Why not on the trail, when you can help chop up a fallen tree, so you can safely get by and continue your hike.
The axe is one of the earliest inventions in human history, with archaeologists finding primitive versions of the axe dating back over 10,000 years ago. Used primarily as a tool, there were many other uses for axes but chopping wood and removing debris remains its main purpose.
There are quite a few versions of axes, but they all share the same basic design points. A sharpened edge with a blunt end on the other side, held in place by a handle that can be either one handed, like a hatchet, or two handed, like a log building axe. No matter what style of axe you get, the design is practically the same as it’s been from the prehistoric times.
Feel like your ancestors from eras long past when you are splitting a log to fuel your fireplace. Clear a path in the woods the way it has been done for hundreds of years. Feel the history in your hands when you hold a tool that has been so effective, the design hasn’t changed much in history, merely improved.