Turn Any Stick Into an Ax With This Multi-Tool Chopping Blade

In a survival situation, with enough determination you could probably chop down an entire tree with the Leatherman multi-tool on your belt. But the effort required would certainly leave you exhausted and unable to fight off bears. That's why the Klax multi-tool seems like such a better solution, as it can turn almost… » 6/02/14 10:43am 6/02/14 10:43am

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

Installing This Axe Shelf Looks Incredibly Easy and Dangerous

With a brilliant design incorporating two axes, Köln International School of Design students Yanik Balzer and Max Kuwertz have created a shelf that makes installation an absolute breeze. You just need to find an open space on your wall, wind up, and hope that at least one side of the axe heads makes contact with a… » 10/09/12 12:33pm 10/09/12 12:33pm

A Carbon Fiber Core Makes This Axe Lean and Mean

Aside from a few innovations in materials, axe design has been something that's gone relatively unchanged for awhile now. But a new concept, dubbed the Zai Core, from designer Kacper Hamilton, which makes use of carbon fiber in the handle and a series of interchangable carbon steel blades, breathes new life into an… » 8/15/12 5:20pm 8/15/12 5:20pm

Double-Duty Axe Saw Turns Forests Into Firewood

A few years ago Zippo decided to expand its product offerings so the company's wares appealed to more than just smokers, arsonists, and action movie heros. Recently they've made a strong push into outdoor gear, and this brilliant four-in-one axe proves that Zippo's not just slapping its logo onto any old product. » 8/04/12 9:00am 8/04/12 9:00am

Was This Indestructible Axe Made By the Same Craftsmen Who Created…

The best feature of this seemingly indestructible fiberglass-handled hatchet isn't that you can repeatedly drive a tractor over it without snapping the handle. No, it's that the axe can be used by anyone with $30 to spare—unlike Thor's hammer which can only be wielded by the mythical hero of Norse legend. » 6/23/12 7:00pm 6/23/12 7:00pm

Could There Be a Cooler Maurice Sendak Tribute Than This Awesome Axe?

Maurice Sendak was important to us here at Gizmodo: His stories inspired us to follow our own internal compasses when our parents told us to stop wasting our time skateboarding or making movies or playing with gadgets. In an unhappy coincidence, we visited Best Made Co.'s New York City workshop on the day of… » 5/10/12 5:00pm 5/10/12 5:00pm

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