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Cold Steel Frontier Hawk. Conjuring up images of the American frontier from the French and Indian Wars to the settling of the West, the Frontier Hawk is one tough implement and an outstanding performer.
Its light weight makes the Frontier Hawk a highly functional camp hatchet, while causing minimal fatigue to wrist, shoulder, and elbow. In combat, it can be wielded and recovered quickly after a long stroke. Authentic and effective, this Hawk is superior to anything offered by the competition.
Overall Length: 19 inches
Hawk Length: 5.5 inches
Primary edge: 3.25 inches
American Hickory Handle
*Weight is Approximate
Drop Forged. These superb tomahawks are precision drop forged from medium carbon 5150 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 homogenous 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.