Chop your way through the great outdoors.
The evocatively rugged hatchet and tough leather sheath look so good that you may want to leave them on permanent display. But when you're ready to break it out and get to work, you couldn't ask for a better tool, since the blade, heavy-duty hammer, and notch will make quick work of any project. So go ahead: chop your own firewood. Clear a path on your hike. Pitch a tent. Or just rest the thing by the fireplace and admire it.
An icon of hard-working independence that comes from the expert team at Hardcore. They're ex-carpenters who know a thing or two about tools, and who build all their products here in the US. Each one of these is handmade, with handles forged from American Hickory with a natural wood grain. That means no two are exactly alike, with a range of unique shades to reflect the weathered wood that was used. The 22 oz head, forged from high-carbon 1080 steel, is mounted onto an 18" haft, and the clever design packs three tools into one: a blade with a 3.5" bit, a hammer, and a notch for removing nails or tent poles.
It comes with a "courtesy edge" – not dull, but not dangerously sharp – that's ready to go for splitting small pieces of firewood, cutting small limbs, and the like. If you want it sharp enough to shave with, you'll need a touch up. Clamp your hatchet in place somewhere, then run a metal file along the blade with hard, even strokes at a consistent angle on either side. Or just take it to a hardware store and they can do it for you no problem.
To protect the hatchet's blade, snap on this tough sheath. It's stitched from rich, durable suede – the same kind the military uses for boots – so it protects your blade, and everything around it, while adding a head-turning style factor. The leather is waterproof and stain-resistant, with an especially fine nap and a grain that's buffed for extra softness. It fastens snugly around the blade thanks to a brass rivet, and leaves the hammer free for use when you don’t need the cutting edge.
Clean and rust-proof your investment – or any other metal tool that sees its fair share of use – with this stuff. Remington's unique formula easily cleans off grime, removes deep-down moisture from metal pores, and layers on a protective film that smooths the metal surface.