When it comes to gear in the outback you want to know you can rely on your equipment, so you can either choose a cheap axe from the local hardware store, which may fail you after your first use. Or grab a high-quality axe such as the Autine Bushman axe. Rather than just being a throwaway bit of kit, the Bushman is a quality piece of craftmanship designed to do the job. With a 500mm handle and a weight of 1200g it is designed for ease of use and ability to be carried through the bush. Speaking of design, we’ve heard a rumour that the Bushman Axe was designed to look similar to tools used by Vikings well back in the day. And why Vikings? Well the official unofficial answer we received is because Vikings are cool. Hard to argue with that logic really.