Shovel & Axe: Forrest Tool The Max Multipurpose Toolkit Signature Edition

Photo By: Forrest Tool

The MAX® is an axe-based, multipurpose tool kit designed for fire control, and used as a recovery tool kit in military vehicles for over 25 years. It’s the standard pioneer tool in the Army Humvee, and in its replacement vehicle, the JLTV. The MAX® meets or exceeds ANSI Industry Standards and Government Workmanship Standards for strength and reliability. Forrest Tool Company’s goal has always been to provide customers with the best recovery tool that could withstand the toughest conditions.

The MAX® tool kit is based on a 34-in axe with a notch at the top, enabling the quick and easy attachment of other tool heads. This makes it possible to have eight heavy-duty tools (axe, sledge, shovel, broad pick, narrow pick, mattock, rake and hoe) in one compact, easy-to-carry case, making it the perfect recovery tool because “Anything can happen in the field,” and having the right tool can be the difference between a minor inconvenience and a wasted day, or worse.

Photo by Forrest Tool

Photo by Forrest Tool

Photo by Forrest Tool

Photo by Forrest Tool

Photo by Forrest Tool

The MAX® weighs 12-and-a-half pounds, and the Signature Edition includes a leather axe sheath and soft, but strong, latigo leather case that offers an upgrade in durability and ruggedness, while still maintaining a level of moisture resistance.

The latigo leather case and matte-black, heavy-duty steel make this Signature Edition MAX® perfect for overlanders and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a full set of rugged and refined tools on hand every time, without having to pack an entire shed, and leaving space for other outdoor essentials. Whether camping, farming, hunting, off-roading or spending a day-in-the-woods, get a grip on the MAX® and MAXimize your adventure.

MSRP: $400.00

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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