The Camper's Axe is 26" in length and features Estwing's exclusive nylon-vinyl deep cushion safety grip that will not loosen, come off or wear out. It features a 4-inch cutting edge and comes with a leather sheath.
I have been very happy with Estwing products, but the design and heft of this ax is great for the purpose that I had in mind. I wanted an ax that I could throw in the back of my SUV in case I needed to clear larger brush, small or medium sized trees, etc... and this one does the job. We live in a hurricane prone area and need a chainsaw and an ax to chop down trees which may fall across the roads and block the path of escape or land on houses and need to be cleared off and away. I use it in the yard as well for cleaning up fallen or dieing limbs and tree trunks. The ax is sharp and holds an edge well. I think that it is what you would expect from Estwing product.
I have owned Estwing products for thirty five years, so I was not concerned about the quality of the 26" camp axe. However, even after reading reviews, I was a little concerned about how effective it could possibly be for cutting bigger limbs. I purchased this axe to carry horseback and then clear trail as needed. I had been using a double-bitted axe that was just too big to carry effectively, but I hated to give up much speed when a big job was needed. No need to worry - this tool packs a punch larger than its size would suggest. Great purchase, and now my double-bitted axe probably feels a little lonely...
I've used my share of hammers from Estwing. I figured the Axe should be just as good. Arrived the other day and as I seen on a few reviews , it wasn't as sharp as some may have thought it should be, Mine only took a few passes with my stone to achieve an edge I could shave with...it's not an issue for me at all . Very Well Made, just like the hammers.. I look forward to swinging this axe and I'm sure it will do a great job for years to come.