All The Neat Stuff You Can Do With A Hatchet, Safely

You know the book. A kid winds up in the forest with nothing but a small hand axe and figures out how to survive. A hatchet is one of the most versatile tools you can take with you in the outdoors, this is how you use one and how you'll manage to keep all your fingers and toes when you do. » 3/25/15 7:32pm 3/25/15 7:32pm

This Ax Is Really Scary And Then You Realize It Has A Slingshot Inside

This week Joerg invited some students from the Technical University of Munich to create general mayhem with him via a steel axe. But an axe by itself isn't menacing/relevant enough. It obviously has to double as a slingshot. And it does! The handle of the axe is hollow . . . » 6/30/13 7:30pm 6/30/13 7:30pm

A Cleverly Curved Axe Head Turns Anyone Into Paul Bunyan

They say if you build a better mouse trap the world will beat a path to your door. But if you live in the woods, and come up with an ingenious way to improve something as simple as an axe head, the world will be able to clear cut a path to your door. Because cutting down trees and turning them into cords of firewood… » 6/10/13 5:00pm 6/10/13 5:00pm

Guy Gets So Mad With Internet Service Provider He Breaks Into the…

I've had my share of frustrating episodes with Internet Service Providers, but never to the point of hacking into their servers three times in one day, deleting data, walking into their office wielding an axe and threatening the owner with it. That's what Bryce Kingsley Quilley did. » 7/17/12 8:09am 7/17/12 8:09am

China Now Tops US in Space Launches

For the first time ever, China has launched more rockets into orbit in a year than the U.S. In 2011, the Chinese sent 19 rockets into space. The U.S. sent just 18. Russia, the Walmart of space launches, fired off no fewer than 31 rockets. » 4/17/12 10:40am 4/17/12 10:40am

Hardcore Gifts for the Winter Backpacker

For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around. » 12/15/11 9:20pm 12/15/11 9:20pm

Watch This Axe-Wielding Bird Lay Waste to Everything You Love

I don't know where that lovebird got his axe. I don't know why. But I've decided to name him Conan. And Conan abides no fools... Plus he's too cute. [The Mary Sue] » 8/27/11 4:20pm 8/27/11 4:20pm

Whittling Is Definitely an Artform in Maskull Lasserre's Case

Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons. » 7/27/11 12:00pm 7/27/11 12:00pm

Real Manly Men Have Furniture Made Out of Manly Man Tools

Designed by Yanik Balzer and Max Qwerty, these furniture pieces made from manly tools are perfect for the outdoorsman, lumberjack, 5-o'clock shadow at noon, tree chopper, dirt shoveler, builder with his hands, brouha type of man. » 6/09/11 7:40pm 6/09/11 7:40pm

Fiskars X17 - A 21st Century Axe for A 21st Century Paul Bunyan

I earned my BSA Paul Bunyan certification when I was 16, hacking down and splitting a 24" pine. With my old-ass axe, it took me better part of two hours. Man, I wish I had the Fiskars X17 back then. » 5/10/11 4:00pm 5/10/11 4:00pm

x17 lightning gallery

The Fiskars X17 Splitting Axe » 5/09/11 5:09pm 5/09/11 5:09pm

The X17 in its sheat. Note the handy carring handle The X17 removed from its sheath The head of the X17. The X17's hollow handle The X17 Sheath Two logs what I done cut. Two logs what I done cut. Now in "Blurry Vision" The X17 in action The Results - Part 1 The Results…

The Crovel Is the Only Multi-Tool Shovel You'll Ever Need

Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is… » 5/02/11 6:40pm 5/02/11 6:40pm

The Moment a Russian Axeman Looked Into the ATM Camera's Eyes

Apparently Russia has a slight problem with some crazy-skinhead running around town with an axe, hacking into ATMs. Evidence of his second destruction was caught on CCTV by the ATM, which sadly didn't fare too well: » 4/19/11 1:20pm 4/19/11 1:20pm

An Axe You'll Want To Frame

We love axes. We love gorgeously shot videos. We love American flags. So it's no surprise that we're positively drooling over this beautiful introduction to Best Made's new American Felling Axe. Four pounds of steel, three feet of hickory, a lifetime of patriotic chopping. [Best Made] » 3/03/11 5:20pm 3/03/11 5:20pm

Determined Bank Robber Proves That "Bulletproof" Doesn't Mean…

Let's say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there's all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank robber, who understands that "bulletproof" glass doesn't mean you can't axe the bejeezus… » 2/28/11 9:40am 2/28/11 9:40am

A Real Man's Gift: Make Your Own Axe Kit

You could get the budding lumberjack in your life an axe for the holidays, but what's the fun in that? If he's going to chop down his own Christmas tree, he should do it with an axe he made himself. » 12/13/10 8:00pm 12/13/10 8:00pm

This Is the World's Most Heavy-Tech Guitar

Gibson's Dusk Tiger has a name like cheap cologne and guts like no guitar before it. And with only 1,000 being manufactured, they're something of an endangered species. » 11/02/10 1:00pm 11/02/10 1:00pm

The MacBook Air Is Thinner Than an Axe Blade*

Just how skinny are the new MacBook Airs? Thanks to this photographic evidence from Best Made Co., we can definitively say they're thinner than an axe blade. Even the sharp end; see for yourself: » 10/20/10 7:40pm 10/20/10 7:40pm

Building Calendar May Be Sexist but I Like It Anyway

This outdoor advertising for Axe deodorant—integrated with the architecture of a female students' dorm—shows a page of a calendar, with each window showing a sexy girl making a day cell. » 6/01/09 12:40pm 6/01/09 12:40pm