Schrade SCAXE5 Tactical Hatchet


If you’ve followed Primed Preppers in the past two weeks you have gotten familiar with Schrade, Old Timer and Uncle Henry Knives. Schrade sponsored our giveaway which featured the Schrade SCHF26 and the Schrade SCHF27 knives! If you aren’t familiar with Schrade, they are owned by Taylor Brands, LLC an industry leader in manufacturing, designing and distributing high-quality stainless steel cutting tools and accessories.

We were lucky enough to be able to review another great product made by Schrade, the SCAXE5 Tactical Hatchet. This 12.8″ tool is a great little tool for small chopping jobs when an axe is too big for the job. It’s great for splitting wood, creating wood shavings and can be used a prying tool. As expected, this nifty tool falls within the same quality guidelines of all their other products. It’s full tang body is crafted flawlessly in high carbon stainless steel sporting a nylon fiber handle that screams quality. This hatchet is no joke. When I opened the box the first thing I noticed was the cool nylon snap sheath that can also attached your belt. Again the quality was instantly seen – even in the sheath. It didn’t feel cheap or poorly designed.



The next thing I noticed was how sturdy and well built the handle felt. The 6.4″ nylon grip felt was amazing – I’m not sure I could damage it if I tried! It runs the full length of the tang and is secured by 6 steel bolts. At the base of the grip is a prying tool and a nail remover, which makes this hatchet even more versatile.



The hatchet blade itself is ultra sharp and is a tad over 3″ in length. Be careful when removing the sheath, because I’m not lying when I say it’s razor sharp! The high carbon steel head of the tool is powder coated and sports a smooth tactical intimidating look. The blade is great for small tasks such as shaving tree bark for fire tinder, but can also handle the tough jobs like splitting wood with brute force.



Another great attribute of the SCAXE5 is the pointed spike. Simply hold the grip in reverse and maximize the force when using the spiked end of the tool. The slot in the head of tool can serve as a valve wrench in an emergency situation.



All in all, the Schrade SCAXE5 is an awesome rugged tool for nearly anything you can throw at it. The price point is just right and worth every penny and offers superiority above other hatchets in its class. I would highly recommend to anyone in the market for a hatchet to add to their preps!

If you haven’t had a chance, head over to check out their Facebook page or check out their website to see the SCAXE5 and Taylor Brand’s full line of products. Be sure to tell them Primed Preppers sent you!

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