The Amazing Axxis
I know this review is late, and for that I sincerely apologize.
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When handling a knife or blade, please make sure that you're using proper blade safety.
Today, we're going to talk about this awesome multi-use item! As all outdoors people know, having a quality tool you can count on is super important, especially if you're buying your items for survival or prepping purposes. So, what is the Axxis? Well, let's cover the basics!
The Axxis is made by Bone Daddy Blade WerX. From their logo to their products, they're creative and well thought out. You can tell they don't do anything half way. They do try to meet you half way though, in the sense that they're trying to provide you with a multi-use item that won't break or fail on you. When it comes to prepping and SHTF (S**t Hits The Fan) survival, everyone knows how important it is to have your pack be as light as possible to help conserve energy and calories. It comes in weighing at around 14.4 ounces/407 grams. Its blade length is 5.3 inches/63.5 millimeters. The overall length being a total of 7 inches, or 180 millimeters. It's made out of D2 tool steel and is finished in Titanium Nitride (TiN). It's tough and durable. You'd have to put this tool through some serious, probably improper, use to get it to quit on you.
So, what is the Axxis and what does it do? Well, it's a knife and an axe! Thanks to the well designed blade edges, you can use it a number of ways. The area that really makes it so awesome is the fact that you can turn it into an axe. With the multiple holes throughout it, it not only lightens the weight, but it also gives you lots of ways to grab and hold it. On top of that, it gives you the open space you need to properly turn this into an axe. As mentioned previously, the Axxis isn't light, by any means, but it's definitely lighter than any full size axe or hatchet. So how do they get away with it being an axe substitute? Like this!
Image courtesy of Bone Daddy Blade WerX Brochure
Make sure that you practice the hafting steps before you go out on your adventure with it. Improper setup of the Axxis in its axe mode can cause it to come loose and be dangerous. Last thing you want is to go out and get hurt because you hadn't read the instructions or practiced it before and be stuck in a bad way. If you want to see a video on how to do it, follow this link to their YouTube video.
Make sure to use the well thought out triggers to measure your stick before use. If not, you may have to cut the top sides of your stick a bit to get it to fit properly.
We live in suburbia and didn't have access to any tree to cut simply for the sake of making this review. So I improvised and took one of our smallest firewood sticks. The bark they're covered with comes off too easily in the hand, so I cleared a majority of it off the stick I intended to use. I made sure to leave some so that I still had a good grip.
It already had a natural crack on the thinner end I wanted to use, so I just went ahead and used the baton method with another stick to fit the Axxis.