If you ever catch yourself out in one of those tricky 127 Hours-type situations, where you need to lop off a limb in order to survive, the first tool you’ll want to turn to is the Fiskars 7850 X7 14-Inch Hatchet. In all seriousness, this iron hatchet cuts deeper than most axes, which makes it perfect for the woodsy outdoorsy types among you who need to hack up wood for kindling. The building blocks of a roaring blaze come easy when you’re throwing this bad boy around.
It gets the job done with a stable, inseparable PermaHead design, making for a more reliable and, yes, safer, instrument. At just two pounds, it also possesses a weight distribution ratio that is not unlike swinging an aluminum baseball bat. In other words, you don’t have to be Paul Bunyan to use this thing effectively.