Taylor Brands has been producing tactical tools (knives, batons, pens, handcuffs, survival gear, the list goes on) for their own brands, like Schrade and Uncle Henry, and others, like Smith & Wesson, for ages. There’s just something about the way they produce their high-end tools in a functional and beautiful manner that makes them unlike everything else on the market. This Schrade Axe has an ergonomic rubber-coated handle, flat striking / hammering surface on the back of the head, a protective sheath and a stainless steel blade that’s titanium coated for durability. Stored inside the handle you’ll also find an almost 3″ long ferro rod firestarter with a lanyard for easy removal. This might be the best small axe on the market.