Hatchets and axes have been utilized as tools and weapons for survival for thousands of years the world over. From the earliest blades made of bone and stone, to the ages of copper, bronze, iron, and finally the treated steel heads of today; not much has changed throughout the ages… until one company decided to try something new.
Fiskars, a company best known for it’s scissors, has taken a new approach to an ancient tool… it’s known as the X-Series. The-X Series line is comprised of high-quality hatchets and axes measuring from 8″ to 36″ in handle length, with a new set of rules for materials and design. While we couldn’t test them all out, we were able to get an X7 Hatchet for reviewing purposes… and we’re glad that we did.
Our Favorite Features:
Chops 3 times deeper that most other hatchets/axes.
Balanced design for easy swings and follow through.
Ships with an extremely sharp edge for immediate use.
Shock absorbing handle reduces strain and improves control.
Low-friction blade slides through wood and allows for easy clean-up.
Lifetime warranty (though we doubt you’ll ever need it).
The X7 is a 14″ handled Hatchet designed for heavy hitting with very little effort involved. Like all of the blades from the X-Series, the X7 Hatchet features a simple yet perfect blade design, combining the strength of the hardened forged steel blade with a low-friction coating, to lessen drag as it comes into contact with it’s target… in fact, Fiskars claims it chops 3x deeper than an ordinary blade, and after trying out the X7 for a few weeks, we have to say we believe them.
The Unbreakable PermaHead™, combined with a non-slip grip and near perfect weight distribution, make using the X7 more of an exercise in ease than real work. The hollow handle of the X7 Hatchet had us concerned at first, but the proprietary DuraFrame™ material that it’s made of proved to be incredibly strong, despite it’s extremely light weight.
To make the X7 even more durable that most other blades on the market, the head is molded directly to the shaft. This form of permanent attachment gives all of the X-Series blades a level of durability that other brands often lack.
Ideal for chopping kindling, small to medium-sized logs, pallets, Zombie heads, and more; the X7 Hatchet is a blade that we are more than happy to have on hand… and we’re betting that the rest of the X-Series blades are just as good as this one. We can see the X7 as a great addition to any Bug Out Bag, Camp set up, and even as a tool for use around the house… especially if you tend to have Zombies roaming outside your door.
You can grab an X7 hatchet (about $25.00) or other X-Series blades and Fiskars gear from your local hardware store, or you can grab one HERE.
We would like to thank Fiskars for sending us the X7 Hatchet for review and testing, and to congratulate them on a brilliant design and a job well done.