Your Swiss army knife might pack a saw, but that’s no way to cut down bigger trees or split lumber. Anything else calls for an axe. Unfortunately, those are rather unwieldy for anyone travelling light. On the other hand, packing Klecker Tools’ Klax is a breeze. These clever axe heads sport a deployable nested clamping system that rotates out to attach to a wooden stick or handle, making it functionally collapsible for easy carry. Better yet, it’ll attach to a makeshift handle carved from any thick branch. And it doesn’t just chop wood: Klax packs tons of useful tools, including wrenches, a hammer, a scraper, wrenches and a hex bit driver on Lumberjack models, plus a bottle opener.
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