The Cold Steel Rifleman's Hawk has a functional hexagonal hammer poll designed for serious work, like pounding nails or stakes.
Reminiscent of some early American designs, the Rifleman's Hawk features the “peace pipe" appearance that was commonly used by Native Americans during the last century.
In terms of fun and sport, this hawk throws and sticks extremely well. If you want something that hits its target like the proverbial ton of bricks, then the Rifleman’s Hawk is for you!
- Overall Length: 19 inches
- Hawk Length: 8.125 inches
- Weight: 32oz. (approx.)
- Primary Edge: 3.5 inches
- American Hickory Handle
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 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 deferentially 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.