Ok, so it doesn’t make julienne fries, but it does perform several in camp tasks surprisingly well. The axe features a solid 5-inch blade, stake mallet, stake puller, and 15-inch bow saw. Saw blades are conveniently stored inside the axe/mallet handle, and the sheath doubles as a comfortable handle for the saw and stake puller.

I left Overland Expo with the Woodsman™ in tow… reluctantly—the bold packaging and plastic hardware are decidedly not my style. In fact, my first impression was that it seemed sturdy but gimmicky. Already biased against the oversized multi-tool, but with a green light from the Zippo rep, we set out to torture the axe to the breaking point. That task proved more difficult than we imagined.

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