Always the one to try something new and different, Gerber has just announced a new addition to their product line which they call the Kick-Axe. (Click on pictures for larger view) We had a chance to handle one at the SHOT Show in January, and it is an interesting idea to create a folding axe that tucks away for easy transport in your pack. Time will tell how it performs, and we hope to have a chance to review this new item once it’s available. Here’s the information from Gerber’s press release:
The Gerber Kick Axe combines Gerber innovation with its dedication to quality tools to get the job done. The Kick Axe is excellent for car camping or over night hunting trips due to its ease of carrying and its lightweight design. The Kick Axe has a full metal construction with plastic over-molded handles for a sucure and safe grip. The axe head is forged for durability and reliability. A black Teflon® coating adds corrosion resistance. Safe and secure SafTPlus™ locking mechanism keeps the axe head and handle locked in place. The Kick Axe is great for chopping limbs up to 2.5” diameter.
Available at retail July 1, 2009