I am always looking for new interpretations of ancient edged tools. It fascinates me to watch how people try to build a better mousetrap. Sometimes the results are good, like the Viscerator skinning/butchering knife, but usually the resulting tool is a Rube Goldbergesque monstrosity (the 10-in-1 $14 Whetstone camping tool comes to mind) that fails to perform more than the most rudimentary of functions.
Enter the KLAX. Well, kind of. It isn’t in production yet. Still a prototype, the KLAX will come in 4 varieties if they can get their Kickstarter campaign off the ground. They plan on offering it in slightly varied configurations including a titanium version (I question the utility and edge holding ability of a titanium axe), as well as a stripped down “Feller” version that does not have as many “multitool features”.
I have seldom come across a tool that purports to “do everything” that does a particularly good job of anything. But I have so much respect for the creative dreamers out there. It takes a great deal of courage to put it all on the line and try to sell your dream to others. One of you will change the world.