FOX Knives Trekking Axe 682M
FOX Knives Trekking Axe 682M
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Handy and easy on the eyes, the 682M trekking axe from FOX Knives is a beast in the field. Weighing nearly 14 ounces, it’s heavy enough to chop through hard woods and thick brush, but not so heavy that you can’t generate power Read More

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Triggerfish273
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Jan 18, 2019
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I was merely following the drop and had hit the remind me button and massdrop just charged me for this overpriced ax!! I'm pretty ticked off. I was merely curious to see if enough people joined the drop to make this happen.
Jan 18, 2019
Gamaliel
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Jan 14, 2019
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Strange design... never seen anything like it. The flat blade would probably make it a good chopper, but I'm guessing it would be terrible at splitting. In terms of durability, I suppose if you understand it's limitations and don't try to do too much with it, it would be fine. Might make a solid addition to a bugout bag as a fire prep / wood processing tool, particularly due to its weight. But I don't know if I would want to trust my life to it. And handle replacement might be a challenge. I'll just stick with my small machete.
Jan 14, 2019
rshveyda
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Jan 14, 2019
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From the Fox Knives website for the 682M Trekking Axe: Blade stainless steel 1.4116 Hardness HRC 56-58 Handle sassafrass wood Blade length        14 cm     5.51 ” Overall length       35 cm    13.77 ” Thickness         3,5 mm    0.14 ” Weight            440 g     15.52 oz According to Amazon the Fox Knives 682/M Trekking 09FX005 Axe:
  • Blade head is composed of Sandvik 12C27 high-grade steel for maximum durability.
  • Handle is made of sassafras wood
  • Blade-length: 5.5 inches. Total length: 13.8 inches. Weight: 13.8 ounces
-------------------------------------------------- 56-58 HRC seems about right or maybe a little hard for an axe. Much will depend on the shape of the axe head and what kind of grind it has to say how tough/brittle (totally different than hardness) it is. Axes are supposed to be relatively blunt, for lack of a better word, compared to a knife blade if you intend to chop with them. It's not a knife on the end of a stick and it shouldn't be at such an angle as to make it "hair-popping" sharp if you want to do any real work with it.

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Jan 14, 2019
RayF
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Jan 13, 2019
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'ats not an axe, this is an axe!

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Jan 13, 2019
ScientificHooligan
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Jan 13, 2019
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Very aesthetically pleasing piece, but not necessary or advisable to put up with mystery "stainless" steel at this price point
Jan 13, 2019
Moonsand1
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Jan 13, 2019
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This looks like a balloon axe you win at the Fair.
Jan 13, 2019
RayF
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Jul 29, 2018
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I'm going to buy three and learn to juggle!
Jul 29, 2018
Kavik
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Jan 14, 2019
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Was about to say, I've been waiting 6 months for you to post that video you promised, but I see the link now 🤣
Jan 14, 2019
RayF
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Jan 14, 2019
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Now you know what they mean when they say: "Not ready for Prime Time"!
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Jan 14, 2019
Knomad
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Jul 29, 2018
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Might be good as an Ulu if you remove the handle! Then again not at that price. Get a real hatchet.
Jul 29, 2018
Kavik
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Jul 29, 2018
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I don't know a whole lot about axes and hatchets....but I'm wondering if this is just marketing to the wrong crowd? I agree it doesn't look like it'll do much heavy chopping, but how about as a small hatchet for carvers? Splitting small pieces, rough stock removal?
I've seen similar looking ones marketed for that going for more than this, but I don't know the specifics of what makes one good for that or not.
Just a thought.
Jul 29, 2018
TortoiseThunder
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Jan 13, 2019
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Morakniv makes an axe, that makes these axes obsolete. Pick up a morakniv axe, for light chopping or heavy cutting it's all you will ever need.
Jan 13, 2019
Kavik
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Jan 14, 2019
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Hmmmm.... Plastic handle with multiple reviewers stating the handle is chipping away where it joins the head? No thanks, not a risk I'm eager to take
Jan 14, 2019
Vermis
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Jul 28, 2018
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If you want good looks and outstanding performance go for the Granfors Bruks. It will last a lifetime and your grandkids will love the heirloom down the line 😄
Jul 28, 2018
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