$375.00 USD




Every hunting blade in the MKC lineup is tough enough to baton wood and perform essential campsite tasks, but we’re not satisfied with “good enough.” That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Montana Knife Company family: The Hellgate Hatchet.

Crafted with passion and designed to be the ultimate packing and hiking companion, this little beast is as handy as it is resilient. Chop wood, clear your campsite, and start fires with ease.

The Hellgate’s compact, thin design has two primary benefits: lightness and sharpness. At just 14.9 ounces, it’s virtually unnoticeable when worn on a belt, and the hair-shaving edge can be used in lieu of a knife for cutting and slicing tasks. (That’s right, this bad boy can open up and break down an entire elk, if needed.)

The Hellgate Hatchet takes its name from Hellgate Canyon in Missoula, Montana. The canyon’s accessible location and breathtaking scenery make it a popular destination for weekend adventurers, hikers, and campers looking to put their skills to the test. Gear up, venture out, and let the wilderness wonder what hit it.



Parkerized 52100 Carbon Steel Blade
The Hellgate Hatchet is made from cryogenically treated 52100 high-carbon ball-bearing steel, achieving the perfect balance of edge retention, toughness, wear resistance, and easy resharpening. The steel is also parkerized to a matte black finish, which minimizes rust and glare.
Hair Shaving Edge
While most hatchets are primarily designed to be swung, the Hellgate can do more than brute force. We gave it the same super sharp edge as our knife blades to make it even more useful. If you find yourself without a knife, no problem. The Hellgate’s edge acts like a curved bladed knife, allowing you to open a chest cavity and field dress an entire animal.
Multi-Use Head
The butt of the head protrudes from the handle, giving you extra steel for a variety of tasks like digging rocks and dirt, pounding tent stakes, breaking up ice, and poking your fire
Bulletproof G-10 Handle Scales
The Hellgate’s handle scales are made from the same G-10 material found on many of our knives. G-10 is famous for being strong, durable, and lightweight — unmatched by any natural handle material. It can withstand any abuse without cracking or breaking, won’t absorb blood, and provides excellent grip, even when wet. We’ve also given the base of the handle a large knob that lets you lock in your grip when swinging the hatchet.
Free Sharpening for Life & Beyond
Generations® is our promise to restore your knife to its original, unmatched working condition. MKC will clean, sharpen, repair, and even reshape your blades when necessary, as well as rewrap handles free of charge. While we perform all necessary sharpening and maintenance, our aim is not to return your knife to its brand new appearance. Learn more about the MKC Generations Promise.


The Montana Knife Company™ Hellgate Hatchet comes with an exclusive Kydex sheath. This click-in locking sheath can be adjusted for either left or right-hand placement on your belt or strap.

  • Steel: 52100 Ball Bearing Steel

  • Finish: Black Parkerization

  • Handle Material: G-10

  • Total Length: 10 1/16 in

  • Head Length: 4 7/8 in

  • Hatchet Weight: 14.9 oz

  • Weight with Sheath: 17.6 oz

  • 100% Made in the USA

  • Hand-finished in Frenchtown, Montana

  • Sheath: MKC Exclusive Black Kydex Signature Sheath 2.0

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Hatchet is badass

Hatchet it self is great. Very usable. Stays sharp. Only issue is the sheath. If Hatcher gets bumped around a little bit while in the sheath, a corner of blade can be exposed. Not much, but enough to cut you or something around it.

Thank you for the feedback! That's something we have noticed as well and are looking into. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the hatchet otherwise, and thank you for the review!

John Justice
Awesome Product

This thing works great and looks even better .

Thanks John! We'll check out that link, too!

Sean H
Amazing Hatchet

I had to add the hatchet to my collection and it is well worth it. Super Sharp, great for making kindle for the fire and setting up and tent driving the tie down spikes into the ground. So glad I purchased it from such an amazing company. Ever MKC I own is top notch

Logan Capps
Perfect little hatchet

Small enough to comfortably carry but still be an extremely versatile hatchet.

One hell of a hatchet

This will be in my pack for now and on every time I set up my Tree stands and hunt mobile as a Whitetail hunter this has been a game changer