Decent Backpackinq Axe...

Reviewed by Wiley out West from So Cal on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
And that's unfortunately the only one of the three that's good. Yes the hatchet is a decent compact lightweight option for backpacking. But, as for the other two tools...well, the first shovel I received the tightening nut would not screw down all the way which left a blade that just flopped around. Unfortunately the saw wasn't any better because the cheep plastic cover on the lock fell off immediately when I took it out of the package. Then with just opening and closing of the saw blade a few times to look at it, the pin managed to work itself out about 90%. Luckily I caught it just before it fell out and was lost in my garage. Try finding that 1/2" piece of pencil lead in the woods at night...good luck Chuck, you'll still be looking in the morning. Well, STP did send a prompt replacement, and SOG apparently does have a lifetime guarantee, hence the three stars. P.S. Don't count on digging anything bigger than a hole to poop in with the e-tool, because it's only slightly larger than a hand trowel, and unfortunately some of the forest services require you to carry one now.
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