Although once an instrument of warcraft, most survivalists and backcountry enthusiasts now view the lowly hatchet as an essential part of their kit. The single-handed tool is simple, indispensable, and versatile. We’ve long been fans of Gerber tools and they’ve worked hard to “reinvent the wheel” (sort of) with the Gerber Pack Hatchet. It’s a solid tool for countrymen.

The construction is full tang stainless steel with a black oxide coating. The tall grind guarantees excellent sharpness so it’s up to the task of just about anything you can throw at it. The rubber overmold handle features finger grooves so it’s ergonomic and easy to control. The form factor is also ultra-portable, so it easily packs away when you don’t need it.

Plus, at less than $40 directly through Gerber, it’s a great value. Shop this and other Gerber gear at Amazon.

Gerber Pack Hatchet (coyote brown)

Gerber Pack Hatchet

Sheath for the Gerber Pack Hatchet

Sheath for the Gerber Pack Hatchet