Cold Steel Trail Hawk
Modeled after an early frontier pattern, our Cold Steel Trail Hawk can do it all. It's an excellent chopper and has a functional hammer poll with a hardened face so you can drives nails, hammer in stakes, and smash or crush just about anything. Best of all it's extremely lightweight and compact so it's a cinch to tuck it under your belt or lash it to a pack or shooting bag.
Weight: 19.1 oz. (approx.)
Overall: 19 inches
Blade Thick: 2.25 inches(primary edge)
Blade Length: 6.5 inches (Hawk Length)
Handle: American Hickory
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 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.