Doomsday Preppers is pathetic and Zombieland 2 is undead in the water, but you’ll be ready for just about anything (anything that doesn’t have a gun, that is) with this hand-forged Japanese rescue hatchet from blacksmith Tsuguo Abe.
Just looking at it, you already know it will excel at batoning firewood, but this long-bearded hatchet can be used for detail carving and chiseling as well as chopping, splitting and and prying.
Each head is hand-forged by Abe himself from a combination of high- and low-carbon steels to give each part of the head optimal hardness.
Hand-forging and good looks don’t come cheap, however. This imported hatchet will run you $135 plus S&H, about the same cost as a new Hultafors or Gransfors Bruks.
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