My Favorite Knife Isn't Actually a Knife.
by Tom Walker
(Northern California, USA)
Although I do carry a small Gerber folding knife daily, every time I go on a hike or a camping trip, I always take my axe.
It is hand forged in Canada, and made of 1075 steel, which in my experience holds an edge very well. I have cut down trees, de-limber, and de-barked them. The odd shape of the axe head makes it perfect for skinning or debarking.