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

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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 any old stick into a weapon of ash destruction.

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For outdoors types determined to travel light, the flat-packing Klax easily fits inside a backpack—or even a back pocket. And if you're confident you can find a tree branch of sufficient thickness, you can even leave its wooden handle at home and just rely on the Klax's built-in clamping system.

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In addition to functioning as an ax blade, the Klax also serves as a hammer head, a hex wrench set, a quarter-inch bit drive socket, a bottle opener, and a ruler. And if you've watched too many lumberjack challenges, it could even serve as a handy throwing weapon, in a pinch. Except, you know, probably don't?

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Available sometime in September if it has a successful production run after raising well over $15,000 on Kickstarter, the KLAX will be available in three different flavors ranging in price from $115 to $160 depending on how much additional functionality you want out of it. And if Titanium's your thing, there's even a $550 version of the Klax if you need to travel extra light for an upcoming spaceflight, but want to be prepared for anything. [Klecker Knives via Gizmag]

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moonshadowkati
Moonshadow Kati aka Lady Locksmith

I'd like to see someone actually use this and give us a review on how useful it is. I'm sort of on the fence; I could see it going either way. For instance, I can see how it would be useful as an ultralight and portable device; I could also see it being less useful than, say, a survival knife or dedicated hand axe, if you couldn't find an appropriately sized stick with decent durability. Hopefully the guys at Indefinitely Wild will pick one of these up when they come out and give it a good field testing.