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Survival Tools : The ATAX ( All Terrain AX )

The  ATAX “the All Terrain Ax”  is an outstanding Wilderness survival, Urban survival and combatives tool. What is the ATAX? Well it’s a Knife, a skinner, a wire cutter, a range finder, a compass, an inclinometer,  a clock, a wrench, a hammer, a rescue tool, a survival kit holder, a fire bow bearing, an arrow launcher and a field level and of course by binding a split stick to it well, you’ve created an AX hence the AX in ATAX. Shew! that’s  a lot of stuff. You can visit Survival.com  to  see images showing in detail all of the ATAX’s uses.  

There is a video available when you purchase  the ATAX showing how to use it. The ATAX carries  very easily and doesn’t get in the way like a large knife might. The specs are  LOA : 5.5 inches, width 4.5 inches it is 1/4 inches thick and is made of 1095 steel ( total steel ) and weighs 16 oz. The handle is Linen Micarta  and it comes with a reversible Kydex sheath for left or right use.

The ATAX created by Ron Hood is a great Wilderness and Urban survival tool, but can also be used for combatives. This is  a great tool for Military, Firefighting and other hardcore professionals, or the survival enthusiast. The Urban Defense Institute in cooperation with Karen Hood and Survival.com  is currently working on a combat curriculum for the ATAX.

The ATAX is available through Tops Knives.com

Keep it real and stay safe.



Combative ATAX: ATAX vs. Close Quarters Rifle

Combative ATAX: ATAX vs. Knife Slash

Combative ATAX: Flow Drill

Here is another short clip of an ATAX flow drill. I know it seems like there is a lot going on, but in real time this would take approximately 3-4 seconds. Also, it is a flow drill which means you might not end up doing all of these things. If he goes down from the first cut, then good. However, if he doesn’t then you keep going and flow to the next cut. If he goes down then, fantastic. If he doesn’t, then you flow to the next cut. And so forth. By the end he will be down.