The SIGMA 3 Survival Systems store is designed to be the most comprehensive site for people looking for the highest quality survival and bushcraft gear they can possibly get. There are thousands of stores of other stores that offer low end survival gear and we don't plan to compete in that market. Our goal is to offer only professional grade equipment recommended from our full time survival instructors from all over the world.
SIGMA 3 Survival School is the largest and most comprehensive outdoor survival training school in the world! No one else comes close to the number of instructors, US satellite schools, and international locations. SIGMA 3 Survival Systems is our retail wing designed to provide gear for customers interested in taking our hardcore survival courses or doing expeditions of their own!
This isn't just junk gear that is thrown out there from varying distributors just to have a comprehensive site. And we don't care about our margins or profit! The only thing that matters is that we have the best of the best survival gear!
Survival gear is one of the most important decisions a person can make when traveling into the backcountry or going to dangerous locations. You never know when the weather will change or disaster will strike. There is so many things that can happen to you when traveling in remote wilderness locations, you must have an insurance policy for your life. That insurance policy is the survival gear you choose to carry! Whether you find yourself lost in the woods or in a SHTF scenario, your gear can sometimes mean life and death.
SIGMA 3 Survival teaches you how to survive with nothing but your knife for an indefinite amount of time. But once you have those skills, you always want to improve your efficiency and time management by carrying good gear. It just makes your outdoor trips that much more enjoyable. Survival is a calories game and being efficient in your ability to complete bushcraft tasks is largely determined by the effectiveness of your survival gear. You want to carry tools, clothing, and equipment that will make you more comfortable in the backwoods.
No other site in the world can you be in direct contact with full time survival instructors that will help you navigate the complicated gear world. We appreciate your business and we will strive to prove to you that we have the best customer service and products in the industry.
Thanks for your support of SIGMA 3 and our mission to expand self reliance training centers all over the world. Planting the seed of Self-Reliance, one customer at a time! Semper Paratus!
The Hults Bruk brand is well known for creating high quality swedish steel axes for a good price. The Tarnaby is our recommendation if your on a budget and want a good quality bushcraft hatchet. It's not as high quality as their premium line of axes but is none the less a fantastic hatchet for the beginning bushcrafter, that should last you a lifetime. Most people have no need to carry a full size axe for basic bushcrafting needs and we recommend a hatchet with a handle length of 12-18" depending on where you are in the world. Most people won't need to chop large amounts of firewood, so your axe will mainly be used for small to medium duty chopping needs. If you find yourself regularly in cold weather conditions where raging fires are needed to stay warm, then we recommend a larger handled axe such as the Akka Forest Axe.
If you intend to take our survival courses, then this sized hatchet is all you really need for most of the skills we plan to teach you in our survival classes. The Almike Hatchet is also a great option if can afford to spend a little more and your looking for better steel, better handle, and better overall quality.
Overall Weight: 2 1/5 lbs.
Head Weight: 1 1/4 lbs.
Handle Length: 15"
Head: Solid Swedish steel
Extra Recommendations: It's always a good idea to increase your grip when using an axe and one of favorite things to do is wrap our axe handles in tennis grip tape. They are extremely grippy when wet or sweaty and only cost a few bucks from your local sporting goods store. It's also not a bad idea to mark out a ruler with a sharpie pen on the back of your axe handle so you have a measuring device in the wilderness. You can also wrap some paracord near the axe head to protect the wood and to insure you always have a bit of cordage on your tool should you be caught without any. Also since this isn't a premium line of axe, it won't come as sharp from the factory, so we recommend getting a file and putting custom profile on it to your liking.
Handle: Solid American Hickory
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Simply put...we are experts in the survival industry! If you have a question, let us know. If you want to know what to buy for any specific purpose, let us know so our experts can guide you. We look forward to hearing from you!