TOPS Wolf pAX 2 Axe & Knife
Sometimes you might need an axe, sometimes you might need a knife. Hopefully just for utility-type tasks, but I’m not going to tell you how to live your life. Thanks to the TOPS Wolf pAX 2, you no longer have to choose one or the other.
The Wolf pAX 2 keeps a small hatchet and knife (the TOPS Wolf Pup) together in a handy package for your belt or backpack. Also, the axe looks cool and would make quick work of imaginary zombies. Both the axe and knife are made from thick, durable, 1095 carbon steel and come with a lifetime warranty, as is customary for TOPS products
The axe easily processes large game or small trees, while the Wolf Pup knife deftly handles skinning, carving, and just about any other task you could reasonably expect of a small, fixed blade, knife. Both come out of the box sharp and ready for work.
The highlight of this pair is the well-executed sheath, which is too often an afterthought in products such as this. It is made from durable Kydex, and fastens to your belt or backpack via a secure rotating clip, ensuring that the Wolf pAX 2 is right where you need it, when you need it.
With a street price of around $180, it might seem pricey for two small tools. However, as Spider-Man says, “With greater price comes greater quality.” This package gives you two excellent blades that won’t let you down when you’re miles from civilization.
Wolf Pup Specs
Overall Length: 5.25″
Blade Length: 2.5″
Wolf pAX 2 Specs
Overall Length: 10.13”
Blade Length: 3.06”
Weight: 19.8 oz
More Gear For The Trip
You’ve probably heard the saying that “two is one and one is none.” It is never a bad idea to have more than one knife or extra gear in general. You might also be interested in the Tom Brown Tracker which has rave reviews. I personally never like to leave for the woods without a good fire starter myself. Also, check out the LifeStraw if you haven’t already. If you run out of potable water or can’t boil any this thing could save your life.