by Kendall Reep November 11, 2020 2 min read

If you are serious about learning wilderness skills, then you will need a good bushcraft axe to take out with you. The New Axe FORTE sets the new standard in the market. 

Choosing the best bushcraft axe is more complicated than finding the shiniest-looking blade. Axes differ in size, weight, power, and flexibility, and each type of axe or hatchet is suitable for different purposes. Bushcraft axes are also commonly called a woodsman axe, or woodsman hatchet.

If you’re searching for the perfect bushcraft axe for your forestry needs, look no further than the new axe FORTE  from WOOX.

An inspired hybridization of classical American and Italian axe design, the Woox Forte draws from the best of both schools to strike a perfect balance of features for the modern hand tool user.

With a silhouette inspired by traditional Italian woodworking axes, the broad and mildly curved bit makes accurately connecting blows a snap, with a beard to assist in choking up on the handle for precise work when carving or crafting.

  • A deeply penetrating bit geometry makes chopping a breeze, while a concave high centerline helps act as a chip-breaker and smooths the bit-to-eye transition when splitting.
  • A prominent hardened poll serves as an effective hammer face and optimizes the balance of the head to place the center of gravity inside the hand when choked up under the head for truly sublime control of the tool whether doing single-handed precise cuts or full two-handed chopping strokes.
  • Last but not least, the large slip-fit eye allows for easy wedge-free handle replacement while preserving some effective amount of swell to the knob of the handle for a secure grip in relaxed hands.

Compact and light enough to be easily packed but heavy enough for serious work, the Forte is sure to make for a constant companion, no matter the circumstances. 

Main Specs

C60/1060 (57 HRC) Made in Italy Steel. 
C60 steel is an medium carbon engineering steel which has 0.57%-0.65% Carbon as per EN10083 standard. It has characteristics superior to that of C55 carbon steel which has high hardness and high strength.

Perfect balance. Real American Appalachian Hickory Wood Han-dle. Leather edge cover with carabiner available.

Weight: 3lbs. length: 22“ Forte is an amazing tool.

About the Designer

"A lifelong student of edged and agricultural hand tools, Benjamin Bouchard has worked for years within the industry as a designer and consultant. Based in the coastal Downeast region of Maine, with a specialization in axes, fixed blade knives, machetes, and scythes, he has built a reputation for performance- and value-driven design. His constant guiding philosophy is that a good tool should be more fun to use than it is to buy."

Kendall Reep
Kendall Reep

Owner and Creator at Budget Guns and Gear Reviews, Gear Reviewer at Gear-Report.com, Voting Member Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). WOOX Outdoor consultant and content creator.


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