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Swiss Army Axes

THE SWISS ARMY AXES ARE BACK!
We Found Another Lot!, Unused and in Perfect Condition

Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Sale Price Order Qty
04D04.11 Swiss Camping Axe
In Stock $49.00 $42.50  
04D04.12 Swiss Chopping Axe
In Stock $65.25 $49.75  
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Garrett Wade is happy to announce the return of the vintage-yet-never-used Swiss Army Axes. Those who missed out on these beautiful tools the first time have one more chance at a unique piece of history as well as a solid, dependable, Swiss-made Axe.

We think that, because of their size, they are designed for campsite and clearance work. The Chopping Axe (that's what we are going to call it) has a 23" handle and weighs almost 5 lbs. The neck is so deep (2-1/2") near the head that it seems almost "reinforced". This has to be deliberate. Its unusual weight gives it great momentum (power) when swung. It's a serious tool. Nothing subtle about it at all.

The smaller Camping Axe has a 15-1/2" handle and weighs 2-1/4 lbs. Its size makes it a perfect campfire/kindling tool - easy to handle one-handed and easy to carry when foraging.

The price that we have been able to put on these two beautiful tools makes them opportunities not to be missed. Despite their age, they are clean as a whistle - having been stored in perfect conditions. Again, in very limited quantities.Shown in the alternative images with the Waxed Canvas Log Carrier. The Swiss Army Axes sold out in about a week when we offered them in the fall of 2010. At the time, we were told that our limited stock was all that was available. But we went back to our "pickers" anyway to ask them to keep looking, and we left the axes online on the slimmest hope that our search would not be in vain. And then, we got a call. Our persistence had paid off. We found another lot!




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5  - 
Best Value!
Reviewed By:   (Dallas, Texas) 
This is the second one I have bought. The first one was "adopted" by my Brother. You can find less expensive and more expensive hand axes, but for the money I doubt you can do better. Quality steel and great handling insure you will never run out of kindling again. Do not hesitate!

5  - 
Bottom Line
Reviewed By:   (La Canada, California) 
Recently I received as described a beautifully made Swiss axe from Garret Wade. Transaction went smoothly with good follow up which included a recent catalog showing other quality items being offered by wade. So look no further. The bottom line here is great customer service, quality merchandise priced fairly and a good and reliable resource for future purchases. .........R. Heusser

5  - 
Large Swiss Axe
Reviewed By:   (Sparta, NJ) 
This is a nice solid axe with a quality hard wood handle. Although the head is not marked the handle is stamped with what appears to be a Swiss Army imprint. The workmanship indicates that this is of Swiss manufacture. I am pleased with this tool as it is heavy enough to be used on larger chopping jobs.

4  - 
Swiss Chopping Axe
Reviewed By:   (Atlanta, GA) 
I purchased two of these, one for splitting and one to experiment on with longer handles to make it more of a traditional chopping axe. The steel appears to be of excellent quality as edge retained sharpness after splitting a chord of wood. Handle is sturdy and well set. I did sand the handles and treat with boiled linseed oil. The only down side I've run into is finding a longer replacement handle to fit. The eye is squared off in back and is a good bit larger than any of my other axes. Overall I find the axe of excellent quality, but I took off a star because of the short handle. I know it's supposed to be packable for the military, but this civilian would've preferred a longer handle.

5  - 
woodworker
Reviewed By:   (Charlotte, MI) 
I purchased both of these axes. I missed the first batch,but when they got a second batch I was right on it. They are both great axes! The small one is great for splitting kindling to start your fire and the large one is heavy enough with its wedge shape for splitting the big stuff. I don't know about the guy from Tennessee but this is a Swiss Axe not from Sweden, two different countries.


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