The Fiskars X7 Hatchet is a really light and well balanced Hatchet. The X7 has a lightweight Polymer Handle that is billed as being as strong as steel ! However, you need to be careful not to stoke your fire with this Hatchet as the Polymer handle will melt quite quickly leaving your Fiskars X7 Hatchet useless.

The X7 keeps its edge even with hard use and seems to eat through the wood faster than any hatchet I have used ! I guess this is why it has earned the nickname of the “Backpackers Chainsaw”.

The X7 is a total of 16.5 inches long from end to end and weights 1.4 lbs.

The X7 comes with a lockable sheath that again is very durable with a nice carrying handle.

One thing I do recommend is to add some grip tape to the handle as I felt the handle as it is can be a little slippery in wetter conditions.


  • Ideal for chopping kindling and small- to medium-sized logs
  • Chops deeper with each swing to get more done faster
  • Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
  • Proprietary blade-grinding technique provides a sharper edge for better contact and cleaner cuts
  • Lifetime warranty

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