Trying out a Mora outdoor axe in the jungle

 

The sheath on the Mora axe is 'acceptable' for its price
The sheath on the Mora axe is ‘acceptable’ for its price

There is probably a good reason why an axe is not a common tool used by local Malaysians except for the time when a tree needed to be fell. Back home, my northern neighbors swear by axes. Did not have a reason to hate them, so, I decided to get a Mora Outdoor Axe just to try it out.

What I like about axes is the fact that it is extremely forward heavy and for a cutting tool with a smaller (than a machete) edge, it is probably safer to use. But an axe has limited use in the jungle. As I was moving in the jungle, using an axe to clear the light brush to make a trail is ridiculously tiring and painful. At the campsite, the axe did its magic processing wood for the fire. I found a fallen tree…perfect to test out the Mora Axe.

Yup...the Mora axe did well with this big log
Yup…the Mora axe did well with this big log

Quite impressed with the axe. For a mere RM200, it is not bad at all.  Back home, I took a closer look at the axe. See pics below:

The pistol style shape handle on the Mora axe is  comfortable. The shape reminds me of the typical parang handles found here
The pistol style shape handle on the Mora axe is comfortable. The shape reminds me of the typical parang handles found here.

 

A Mora axe head is molded directly into the handle. The small gap between the handle and the axe head has small wood splinters wedged inside. Nevertheless...I don't think this is a big issue.
A Mora axe head is molded directly into the handle. The small gap between the handle and the axe head has small wood splinters wedged inside. Nevertheless…I don’t think this is a big issue.

 

I like the plastic handle and the weight. Practical and a no nonsense piece of tool
I like the plastic handle and the weight. Practical and a no nonsense piece of tool

 

I now have the Mora axe as part of my jungle kit. I like it and wanna give it a few more goes before deciding if it will be a permanent piece. In the mean time, gotta find more time to go out there and test more gear. Been buying way too much gear and no time to use them. Such is life.

 

~MYSTRM~

2 thoughts on “Trying out a Mora outdoor axe in the jungle”

  1. Looks like a good axe, but will this make you bring along a parang, a knife and an axe? I find it sufficient and simple to bring along my favorite parang which is a duku chandung and my ontario knife.

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