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Outdoor Life Thinks Browning’s Outdoorsman's Axe is Pretty Sharp.

Release Date: 6/12/2013

Browning has a handle on high performance axes.

Review of article in the "Survivalist" section of Outdoor Life Online Magazine. There are few tools more important for the serious outdoorsman to take afield than a good axe. In the June 3, 2013 installment of The Survivalist on the Outdoor Life website, writer Tim MacWelch took a hard look at 11 of the top axes and hatchets on the market, and rated Browning’s Outdoorsman Axe as second overall, just shy of a very pricey Swedish import from Granfors Bruks and ahead of a number of offerings from the likes of SOG, Gerber, Cold Steel, Estwing and Kershaw.

“Axes and hatchets give you some decided advantages in any outdoor scenario. Compared to a knife, axes and hatchets allow you to gather and split firewood more efficiently, speed up game processing, and create bigger and better shelters,” noted MacWelch. “The tools to chop bone, split logs and shape wood are an important leap forward in self-sufficiency, and having the right tool for the job can make all the difference.”

“The Browning Outdoorsman’s Axe is built for rugged outdoor use, constructed of hot-forged, hollow ground, high-carbon 1055 tool steel, the axe's one-piece head features an integrated tang that extends down into handle for extra rugged durability,” observed MacWelch. “The injection-molded polypropylene and fiberglass handle gives you strength and cuts the weight of the tool down to 2.8 pounds. Though the blade is a bit small (2 ¼ inches), the long handle’s leverage still gives you a good chop with each stroke.”

At Browning we’re proud of the Outdoorsman Axe. We take the quality of our outdoor tools very seriously because we know that someday, somewhere, under the worst possible conditions, your life may depend on it. That’s why every Browning product we make is The Best There Is.

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Original article copyright Outdoor Life Magazine.  For information on how to subscribe to Outdoor Life click here. Review above is copyright Browning, 2013. Review written by Browning staff writer, Scott Engen.

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