- Captures the Viking spirit
- Made using incredibly durable Drop Forged 1055 Carbon
- Wooden Handle
- 4" blade features a highly curved cutting edge and terminates in two sharp points
- Points increase the chance of a stick when the Norse Hawk is thrown
The COLD STEEL Norse Hawk Axe is precision drop forged from 1055 carbon steel. Drop forging is, without doubt, the best method of manufacture for any impact weapon, particularly one with a cutting edge. During the forging process a metal ingot is heated almost white hot and then formed into shape in a series of progressive dies. The large steel dies are fixed to enormous compressed air hammers. Each die hammers the hot metal into a gradually more finished shape.
The steel is kneaded and compressed into a completely homogeneous mass making the grain structure uniform and minimizing gas pockets or other imperfections that can ruin the construction of a hand forged hawk. This is why most good axes, hatchets and hammers are drop forged. These hawks are differentially heat treated. This means that the cutting edge and hammer face is fully hardened, while the balance is left relatively soft to absorb the shock of striking blows.
|Primary Edge, in||4"|
|Head Material||Carbon Steel|
|Head Length, in||5.5"|
|Overall Length, in||22"|