This U.S. military axe mattock with hazel hoe replaced the WWII-era pick mattock in 1994. A mattock has an axe on one end and a pick or hoe on the other end. Cutter mattocks have an adze or hazel hoe for chopping sod, chopping small tree roots, constructing trails, and digging narrow trenches. They are not suitable for breaking up rocks — that’s what a pick is for. The axe end is used for cutting larger tree roots that the hoe can’t handle.
This mattock’s carbon steel head is removable for storing. The heavy-duty nylon cover includes ALICE clips to attach the head and handle to your gear or even your Jeep or Humvee. Keep it handy for ATVing, hunting or any outdoor activities. It is also used by wildland firefighters since it is light and versatile.
Benefits of Axe Mattock With Hazel Hoe
- Removable, carbon steel head fits in cover that attaches to handle
- Easy-carry using ALICE clips on nylon cover to attach to your gear
- Compact, lightweight and portable
- Head: Carbon steel
- Handle: 24″ Solid hickory wood painted olive drab
- Carrier/Cover: Heavy-duty nylon in woodland camo with ALICE clips
- Dimensions: 24″ x 12″ x 2″
- Weight: 3.25 lbs
- NSN: 5120-01-363-3690
I bought 1 to make sure it was millitary issue. It is and its a work horse. I just bought 2 more so each vehicle has one incase I need it.