The Cold Steel Hudson Bay Camp Axe updates a classic design.

The axe continues its unlikely comeback as a staple of modern life. From axe throwing to hipster backyards, the axe suddenly finds itself cool again. But hey, we know it never lost its appeal. ‘Cause sometimes, you just gotta swing a good axe to get the job done. Now Cold Steel announces the release of its new piece of gear, the Hudson Bay Camp Axe, a modern take on a timeless classic.

Cold Steel Hudson Bay Camp Axe

The Camp Axe features a locking mechanism, securing the axe to the handle without driven wedges. Rather, a split poll allows broken handle removal and installation. The clamping system proves exceptionally strong, according to Cold Steel. It ensures the axe stays firmly attached during hard use.

The Camp Axe features a curved bit to strike deeply and efficiently. Meanwhile, a straight beard adds structural rigidity for hard blow. Blade length measures 4 1/8 inches from toe to heel. So the axe handles general cutting chores in camp, at the farm or home. The handle comprises solid hickory for strength. It brings a thick shoulder to help prevent cracking or shearing; a prominent knob delivers a solid grip.

The Camp Axe retails for $74.99. For even more info, please visit

Cold Steel Hudson Bay Camp Axe Specifications

  • Weight: 44.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 4-1/8 inches
  • Head Weight: 1 lb., 7.5 ounces
  • Handle Material: solid hickory
  • Steel: 1055 carbon
  • Overall Length: 27 inches
  • Additional Feature: quick-change locking mechanism

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