It took almost 2 months to get to me.. but check out my new toy:
The ATAX is a blade designed by the late Ron Hood, to be the ultimate outdoor companion and talk about a conversation piece!
So what is it?
It’s an AX…
A wire cutter
A range finder
A rescue tool
A survival kit holder
A fire bow bearing
An arrow launcher
A field level
This knife really tries to have it all.
Whats it made of?
- LOA: 5.5 inches
- Width: 4.5 Inches
- Thickness: 1/4 inch
- Steel: 1095 Tool steel
- Weight: 16 oz
- Handle: Linen Micarta
- Sheath: Kydex (Reversible for left or right hand use)
The feel of this thing in your hand is absolutely amazing. I have a large hand and the handle still fits it comfortably. It comes razor sharp out of the package.
Is there anything wrong with the knife?
The Atax is an extremely intimidating and impressive tool as far as looks and build quality go. But lets be honest, its going to be a little much for most people.
Most normal people won't know how to use the inclinometer, the field level, or the compass.
The “storage compartment can only hold some very small items., like for instance a few yards of fishing line some hooks and split shot at most.
This blade was built for brute force, and is definitely not suited to intricate work.
The price on one of these is pretty high, running close to the $200 dollar mark. They only make these knives in runs of 50-100 at a time ( hence why it took almost 2 months to get mine)
The Atax is a very well built knife from a legend in the survival community.
If you have the extra cash or want to give a great gift to a survivalist this would make a great addition to their knife collection.
It has a ton of useful features but many of them are made for much more skilled hands than my own.
It has a limited availability and if you can't find it through the amazon links I provided above click here:
The above link will also show you images of the ATAX in use.
I bought it based on the WOW factor… but this is a bit rich for my blood, any suggestions for a great quality survival tool that is under $100.00?