Reddit Reddit reviews Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch

We found 13 Reddit comments about Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch
Hawk Length: 6 1/2 - InchHandle: American HickoryOverall Length: 26 - InchSteel: Drop Forged 1055 CarbonPrimary Edge: 4 1/2 - InchWeight: 2.70 lbs.Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Steel
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13 Reddit comments about Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch:

u/cgalv · 21 pointsr/AskMen
u/Jongmi2 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

$100 to spend? Lets get him started out right!

Fixed blade knife and Saw for Bushcraft tasks:

Bahco has a combo kit with a Mora fixed blade knife and a folding saw for $28.50 at Amazon:

Folding Knife for food prep:

Add an Opinel #8 for $20:

or an Ontario RAT 1 for $25:

Axe for fire prep:

Cold Steel Trail Boss fo $32:


That pretty much covers all things pointy and sharp to get him started in bushcraft for a grand total of $85.50

As he learns and develops more bushcraft skills he can upgrade when needed but this will get him started out with some solid gear.

u/cmlondon13 · 3 pointsr/funny

I'd update your firewall. It's very easy to find hacking tools for this model online.

u/Megalo85 · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

This is the first one i bought and im still super pleased with it.

u/DevonWeeks · 2 pointsr/knives

If you're looking to do bushcraft tasks, it'd be better for you to get a knife, saw, and a hatchet so you have all the tools you need for manipulating wood and natural cordage. If you're trying to stay under $100, I'd recommend...

Knife - Mora Bushcraft Black

Saw - Bahco Laplander

Axe/Hatchet - Cold Steel Trail Boss

This will bring you in right at 100 dollars I think and give you a great starting set of tools for bush/field-craft.

There are other options in each of these categories that could combine to keep you under 100. I can list some of those, too, if these don't meet your needs. But, this will definitely do any bushcraft task you can think of.

If you do get the Cold Steel Trail Boss, take some time and thin the cheeks a bit and put a bit of a thinner convex edge on it. You'll be shocked at the results. Trust me.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Survival

>Help me out guys.

return it to amazon. take it to a pawn shop, get rid of it. it's more or less garbage. get some other bits of kit, and save up for when you can at least afford a real hatchet or axe.

cheapest real axe. tomahawks are weapons, and man-toys, they're not really applicable to bushcraft.

u/Threeleggedchicken · 1 pointr/gifs

Sure you can. You just have to break them down to their base units.

u/xtc46 · 1 pointr/knives

Amazon has some nice reviews on it, and has it for $15 cheaper than the coldsteel site. It looks like some people had trouble with the head being loose though.

If you decide to get it, let us know how it works out.

u/Fort_in_the_Woods · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

I've used this while chainsawing a large swath of pine. inexpensive but high quality and the head is well set.

u/Umgar · 1 pointr/camping

Can't make a good recommendation between those three without knowing what type of forest you're going to be in. Do you need to be splitting big logs, or just cutting boughs down?

Overall though, the axe is the best tool of everything you listed because if sharp and well cared for it can do everything - remove boughs, split logs, even shave bark and carve. Also, an axe is generally safer than a hatchet because of the longer handle you have more control.

I would say if you want one all-around tool then you want a Forest Axe with a shortened handle. Something like this is perfect:

That axe above though is ~$180. You get what you pay for in tools. You can try and get one 2nd hand for less or go with a cheapo like:

u/tobylazur · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Here's what I'm looking at now:

Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch

Fiskars 378571-1002 X15 Chopping Axe 23.5", Yellow/Black

Council Tool 2.25 lb Boy's Axe, 24 inch Curved handle

Right now I'm leaving slightly towards the Fiskars, since i live in such a dry climate. My current axe is about to come off the handle because the handle had shrunk so much.