Product review – the Husqvarna hatchet

Many of my readers won’t know this but I’m actually a survivalist.  I love all things survival, whether they be survival axes or survival machetes.  This little Husqvarna hatchet has a two-pound Scandinavian style part head that is hand made in Sweden.

There many tools that you need in your survival kit and a hatchet is definitely one of them. It is necessary to get a good quality hatchet if you really want it to be purposeful when you need it. There are quite a few hatchets available but one of the most popular ones is the Husqvarna hatchet.  Other awesome axe brands are http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Gardening-and-Yard-Care/Axes-and-Mauls and http://www.wetterlings.com.

Husqvarna hatchet is a fit for your survival kit

First, it has a good weight and its length is also just 15 inches, which means it is easy to handle. Good weight means though the hatchet can be considered to be heavy as it weighs over 2 lbs but the weight is actually useful when it comes to splitting heavy wood. At the same time, it is light enough to be carried and can be fit easily in the equipment belt.

The handle and the head are designed in such a way that it is easy to use and hence it can be handled well by all.  Let us take a look at its each part.

The handle of Husqvarna hatchet

The main feature of the hatchet is that it has a good grain and it is larger when compared to the previous models. It is also thicker now. The handle is very convenient to use and it gives a good grip. The hickory handle of Husqvarna hatchet lends it an ergonomic advantage.

The head of the hatchet

The head is designed very well, and has a great shape. With a good curvature, the head gets a good balance. Being made from Swedish steel, it is very sharp as well. It is semi-soft steel with excellent high carbon. The advantage of soft steel is that even while doing heavy chopping, it remains together and does not shatter. There is a wooden shim attached to the head. Another advantage of the Swedish steel, that it lends a kind of industrial strength to the hatchet which means it is pretty durable.

Other features

The Husqvarna hatchet comes covered in a leather sheath. It makes it convenient to store the hatchet. But there is no strap that can hold the hatchet within the sheath and that’s why it tends to fall off. It is wider which means it is very handy for split kindling. Apart from using it for cutting and chopping, the hatchet can also be used for carving.

Conclusion

In terms of design and quality, the Husqvarna hatchet is pretty good and it can also last for a long time. That is, even after you handle it roughly and undertake all the laborious tasks with the hatchet, you can be assured that the hatchet will remain the way it is. The drawback is that there should have been a better sheath or at least a strap should have been there to hold the sheath. Overall, the Husqvarna hatchet will remain a good and handy item in your survival kit. Since the main features of a good hatchet has to be a sharp head and a convenient handle, the Husqvarna hatchet does fulfill these two main criteria