Whether you’re clearing brush, splitting kindling or chopping down small trees, the Straight-Hold Hatchet ($88 USD) has you covered. Designed in NYC by Best Made Company, this lightweight (1.25 Lbs.) hatchet features a Dayton pattern head that was drop forged and hand-ground in the United States from American made 1060 alloy steel. The handles are made from Appalachian hickory wood in a “straight-hold” profile, and dipped in four colors or left colorless. A great piece of gear to have with you on hikes or simply left next to your fireplace.