This New Survival Knife Is Weird and Awesome

Bone Daddy Blade Werx looked to Stone Age tools to create a new type of survival knife.

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Survival knives tend to be substantial, full-tang beasts. They have to be to accomplish emergency tasks like chopping wood for a fire, building a shelter or preparing food. But not the Axxis, a survival-oriented multi-tool that’s currently funding on Kickstarter.

At roughly 14 ounces and seven inches in length, the Axxis is more packable than most wilderness fixed blades. It might offer more, too: its unique form combines axe head and cleaver with a dash of brass knuckles that allows for various grip options. Its form comes directly from stone age hand axes, which early peoples relied on as a means of survival. This modern version is more practical — it can cut, slice, pierce and chop. Plus, if your bushcrafting skills are honed, you can turn it into a full-size axe.

Bone Daddy Blade Werx, the company behind the Axxis, made it with solid D2 tool steel and a titanium nitride finish that resists abrasion and corrosion, which make for a low-maintenance construction that you don’t need to fuss over after putting it to work. The Axxis is available for preorder now and is expected to ship in October 2020.

Preorder Now: $135

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