Forged to keep you from being SOL in a FOB. The Birler™ tactical pack axe is light enough to cut down on pack weight, yet it’s still burly enough to get everything you need done on a mission.
Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina knows a thing or two about axes and life in the battle theater. He spent a fair bit of time in Vietnam. Today, in the Forged By War® program, he’s applying his 40 years of blacksmith experience as well as techniques from thousands of years ago to create exceptional tools such as the Birler™.
This is an axe that won’t go AWOL on you when you need to break down doors, build floors and take down tall trees to rescue a fellow soldier. The blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and is virtually indestructible. Just like those who use it. The sturdy Tennessee hickory handle ensures that the Birler™ won’t fold on you when the fighting gets tough.
Looking at the Birler™ you’d be amazed that it’s such a heavy weight when it comes to work, yet such a lightweight when it comes to carrying it into battle.
If you’re fighting to reduce every ounce as you head into battle, carry the Birler™ in your hand.
The influence of the Viking’s famous weaponry far out-lasted the reign of the Vikings themselves. Their axes in particular, have influenced many designs that can be seen to this very day. Our Norse Hawk has a curved cutting edge to facilitate deep, slashing cuts and terminates in two sharp points. The top point was used to execute direct chops or, with a thrusting motion. The Norse Hawk remains one of our most popular Tomahawks. Both with renactors and with sport throwers, who admire its balance, effectiveness and effortless sticking power!
Specifications WEIGHT: 25.3 oz. THICKNESS: No HEAD: No HAMMER FACE: No PRIMARY EDGE: 4” HAWK LENGTH: 5 1/2” HEIGHT: No BLADE LENGTH: No HANDLE: American Hickory STEEL/MATERIAL: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon OVERALL: 22" ADDITIONAL FEATURE: Separate Cor-Ex™ Sheath Available (#SC90N)
Modelled after an early frontier pattern, our Trail Hawk can do it all. It's an excellent chopper and has a functional hammer poll with a hardened face so you can drive 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.
Specifications: Overall Length: 22" Hawk Length: 6 1/2" Primary Edge: 2 1/4" Steel: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Weight: 23.6 oz (approx.) Handle: American Hickory
For years, Cold Steel has tried to bring to market one of the devastating Chinese styled hatchets used with such awesome effect in countless Kung Fu movies. The Cold Steel version, the Axe Gang Hatchet, is an authentically formidable weapon, not just a prop for the cameras.
It features a drop-forged head, with a differential heat treatment (hard edge-soft body), and a straight, four inch cutting edge (with sharp corners). In addition to that it has a straight grain American Hickory handle with the Kanji characters that mean "Axe Gang".
Specifications: Overall Length: 20 1/4" Hawk Length: 5" Primary Edge: 4" Steel: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Weight: 35.5 oz Handle: American Hickory
Norse design with a soul that’s all American. Why meddle with an axe shape that has been tried and true for over a thousand years? That’s the logic designer and veteran Elmer Roush brings to the Freyr™ tactical axe. The deep beard echoes Viking style. But its balance and pure burliness boosts it into a contemporary league all its own. Shield and Viking battle cry not included.
Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina has one foot definitively in the past. When it comes to designing axes, that is. Though the Freyr’s™ deep beard might not be put to use drawing back an enemy’s shield as it would have in Viking-patrolled seas of lore, the balance it adds elevates this axe to a modern workhorse. Named after the Norse god of prosperity, its Viking soul stands up to its classic appearance.
The blade itself is hot forged of carbon steel and receives a passivation treatment for ultimate corrosion resistance. It’s met with a handle carved of Tennessee hickory and is precisely crafted for durability and ease of use.
If it’s true that history repeats itself, then this utilitarian axe is definitive proof.
Suitable for re-enactors from any period stretching from the French and Indian War clear up to the final settling of the West in the late 1800's.
The authentic, good looking Frontier Hawk is one tough customer you're sure to appreciate. This light weight Hawk is a joy to use too as it reduces wrist, elbow, and shoulder strain without sacrificing anything in chopping power or ease of handling.
The merits of its light weight are revealed in combat too because the Frontier Hawk can be used at light speed from any angle and immediately recovered!
Specifications: Overall Length: 22" Hawk Length: 6" Primary Edge: 3 1/4" Steel: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Weight: 22.4 oz (approx.) Handle: American Hickory
Are you a dedicated adventurer? Then the Walther Compact Axe should be basic equipment, whether you take it on survival trips or just use it in the garden. Its compact dimensions make it handy without sacrificing functionality. With teh hole for the index finger, the Compact Axe is perfectly for whittling, or even for skinning game. The axe is only 228 mm long, and its weight of 270 g is comfortably shifted towards the head. The axe head is made of 440C steel with a thickness of 5.7 mm. The ergonomic handle made of textured polymer provides a secure and firm grip. A lanyard hole on the knob can be used for attachment of a cord.
TECHNICAL DATA Blade material 440C Grip Material synthetic Blade shape Normal blade Blade Length 70 mm Length 228 mm Weight 280 g
Build a Nice Log Cabin Fire. Heck, Build a Nice Log Cabin Home.
This traditionally-modeled two-handed camp axe with a hickory handle and hot forged blade, will make your life easier when you’re off the grid.
Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical in Chattanooga, TN designed the Nobo™ T-hawk. He’s a specialist in applying modern engineering to centuries old tool and weapon concepts, and upping the ante once again with a new outdoor line of tomahawks that swing as big as the open wilderness in which they’re found.
The design for this T-Hawk is modeled after the classic trade tomahawks common during the 18th century. Carried by Native Americans and frontiersmen alike, this remake is made less for self defense, and more for battle with a few old Doug Firs. The Nobo™ is made from a solid chunk of 1055 carbon steel that is hot forged into a rock-solid head and features a hammer finish. With primary and secondary edge bevels that are flat ground, it cuts through timber like a beaver.
The thick wood handle is made in the USA from Tennessee hickory. It's comfortable in hand and sealed with a lacquer coat that adds durability whenever you're in the back country—in other words, all the time.
Grab hold of the Nobo™ T-Hawk and split some wood—like a cord’s worth.
Veteran designed, tested, and approved. Elmer Roush spent 18 months in Vietnam. So when his vision for a new axe comes to fruition, it’s inspired by more than just aesthetics. The Pack Axe is refined down to the minute details and wilderness ready on every last level.
“Cut effectively, chop effectively.” Those are the two simple objectives Elmer Roush set out with when he took to the drawing board. From his workspace in Brasstown, North Carolina, he achieved them to a T in the Pack Axe. But it didn’t happen on the first go. Elmer’s style is all experimental—make it too big and too long, then pare down until it feels just right. Some may say it’s a bit unorthodox, but after holding the Pack Axe, we’re believers.
It’s an all-around outdoor-savvy axe with a hot forged 1060 carbon steel head complete with a hammer finish. Sitting snugly atop a highly ergonomic Tennessee hickory handle, it’s at once good looking, durable, and compact enough to be lashed to a pack for journeys miles from anywhere.
Perfectly portable, seriously serviceable, the Pack Axe is further proof that Elmer is at the top of the pack.