The Full Review
The Coleman Camping Hatchet is a good size. It is large enough to get a decent swing but small enough to use in tighter locations. Some hatches have a relatively long handle to allower for a harder swing but this one has a smaller handle.
This hatchet will definitely not replace a full axe but it is great for the small splitting jobs. We use this mainly for making kindling. If you are wanting a hatchet that can function as an ax as well, this isn’t the hatchet for you.
This hatched is not built with the highest standards of quality but it is also not poorly built. The handle grip is made from a harder rubber, the hatchet head is made from drop-forged steel, and the handle is made from forged steel.
This hatchet will not win any awards for the nicest hatchet but it is also one that you can depend on to do the job it was made to do. Overall, the quality is sufficient for what it was built for.
This Coleman hatchet can be very useful. We predominantly use it for making kindling and as a hammer. Some other hatchets have additional attachments and features that make it even more useful but this hatchet does not have any of that.
With that being said, if you are wanting a standard hatchet for cutting wood, branches, and other typical hatchet needs, this Coleman hatchet will be very useful.
Features and extras are where this hatchet is lacking. Most other hatchets come with additional features or upgraded heads or handle but this hatchet does not come with any of that. The only extra feature that the hatchet has is a notch in the bottom of the blade, which makes it easy to pull out stakes or nails.