Whether you're chopping down a tree or chopping up a stag, the axe matters. That's why we only use the best here at Hatchet. Here are our favourites...
Bags are a key component to every adventure, big or small. That's why quality is critical and there's nothing better than handcrafted goods. Check out our Bradley Mountain bag range and Wood'n Steel leather wallet range.
The original source of inspiration to 'would be' adventurers from all across the world. We want to keep this tangible medium alive, with inspirational books that will sit on the mantle piece or coffee table for centuries to come. You just can't beat a good book.
Based in San Diego, Bradley Mountain started in 2012 when Tyler Axtell began to design and make products one at a time. His perspective on design is all self taught. The products that he made were things that he did not see on the market but wanted for himself. The goal at Bradley Mountain is to inspire a fresh perspective on modern adventure, beyond just traveling and camping and encompassing it into our daily lives. We at Hatchet relate with their philosophy and love the functionality and design of their bags. I couldn't see an adventure without the wilder or the biographer.
Originally from Melbourne, the guys at Brutal Truth are bringing a real approach to modern men’s skincare products. They believe it’s our imperfections that make us individual. We share that same value. They also donate 10% of each sale to the Movember Foundation. Great blokes making great products and that's the truth.
Camping is a favourite past time of many New Zealander's and especially amongst the Hatchet team. We try get out there as much as possible, and stay out there for as long as possible. Here are a few Hatchet camping essentials that we always pack.
Men, its time to look after yourself.
Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. He has created a quiver of books that depict his adventures that we love and want to share with you. Shop his book range below and check out our interview with him here
Everyday carry consists of the best products to carry on you. Here are the latest products that we at Hatchet have in our pockets.
Here at Hatchet, every product we sell has to go through extensive testing with a focus on quality, function and design. We strongly believe in buying once and having it for life. From our testing we have selected the following products to sell. We personally guarantee each one and are stoked to be stocking them.
I am personally really excited about the wide range of Gestalten books that we are stocking. Gestalten specialises in drawing from a variety of influences, combining them in ways not yet seen before. This work is pushing contemporary creative expression to new frontiers. Great content combined with inspiring photography, what more could you want.
We all appreciate a good gift and lets face it, us men can be tough to buy for. Here are a few that are under $100.
Hand forged swedish axes. Hults Bruk have been making the world's finest axes since 1697. Every axe is expertly hand-forged and crafted, a time-honoured tradition preserved by Hults Bruk craftsmen. Today, Hults Bruk is owned and operated by Hultafors which is a big Swedish tool company originating in 1880. They are commonly known for inventing the wooden-ruler. Every axe comes with a New Zealand lifetime warranty on the forging work, with handles made from the highest quality American Hickory. We love a good axe at Hatchet and think everyone needs at least one.
Karesuando is 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, along the same latitude as middle Greenland and the northernmost regions of Canada. The village was founded with its first permanent house in 1670. Reindeer husbandry is one of the area’s most important industries and Karesuando lies within the Könkämä, reindeer-herding area.
The knives crafted in Karesuando are adapted to their environment of the barren, arctic climate, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun. They make genuine products that are shaped by centuries of handicraft traditions and natural raw materials. Here at hatchet we love a good back story and this is one of the best.
A good knife embodies everything we think we are... reliable, strong and sharp. A great knife stays by your side for decades to come. A Hatchet knife will be passed down generations.
The knife industry is a tradition in Solsona that dates back to the sixteenth century. The company Pallarès, founded in 1917, is today the only testimony to Solsona’s renowned knife-making industry. Throughout its history, Cuchillería Pallarès has chosen, and still chooses, the highest quality, cutting edge materials, with all knives hand sharpened. Here at Hatchet we are obsessed with knives. We love the Pallarès story and quality of each knife. I first saw a Pallarès knife whilst on a road trip through Spain in 2014, the balance of the knife was the first thing that jumped out at me. Since then I have been hooked. We hope you will enjoy them as much as us.
Steeped in Swedish engineering, Primus has been globally recognised for pioneering outdoor cooking since 1892. Their innovative products have made countless expeditions possible through outstanding quality and performance. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used a primus on Mount Everest when they 'knocked the bastard off' on 29th May 1953. A Primus stove accompanied Roald Amundsen when he became the first person to reach the South Pole on 14 December 1911. We haven't reached those heights, but we do turn to Primus for every Hatchet expedition.
We are extremely excited to have Red Wings onboard. Red Wings for me is the epitome of quality. They have been hand making these boots for over 110 years. We have made it easy for you and handpicked the best of the Red Wing heritage range.
Safa brand toolboxes have been a regular member of most kiwi workshops since the 1960's. As New Zealand's premier toolbox manufacturer, they understand the tool storage needs of regular industry users to the common home user. Here are a few of our favourites.
Tools are invaluable, and being unprepared can be costly. We strive to source the best tools and ignore the rest. Here are a few that we are using.
Here are the latest products to land at Hatchet. We all love something new!
Wood & Faulk is an American designer and manufacturer of travel bags, accessories and lifestyle items headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The name references Woodrow Avenue and Faulkner Street – two roads in Wichita, Kansas where founder, Matt Pierce, honed his skills as a designer, builder and tinkerer. His creative curiosity – to see how things work, take them apart, customise and create new things – led him to start Wood & Faulk, a blog about projects and DIY culture. We have been following these guys for a while now, and are stoked to have them onboard and bring their products down under for you to enjoy.
Wood'n Steel is a gathering of knowledge in the areas of woodworking, metal working and crafting leather. Our friend Dustin Case started Wood'n Steel in 2012 and each product is handcrafted in his workshop in Indiana. He shares the same value of creating products that last for years to come. These handcrafted goods are a credit to the makers movement sweeping across the world.