At first glance you might not recognize this tool as an axe, but if you have some light-duty clearing in mind, this Swedish-style clearing axe from Bahco offers a few advantages over a typical axe.
The cold-rolled, hardened steel blade holds a razor-sharp, double-tapered edge on two sides. It’s also replaceable, which means you can quickly swap in a new blade if both sides dull. A spring-steel bow holds the blade and attaches to a 20″ long hickory handle.
These features combine to form a lightweight, easy-to-swing axe that’s perfect for clearing brush and saplings — but you’re probably not going to be chopping down any trees with it.
The clearing axe will run you $40 to $50, and a replacement blade goes for about $9.