Cold Steel 90N Norse Hawk Drop Forged Tomahawk 22" Overall
CS90N: 90N Norse Hawk
During the 10th century, Viking raiders were a familiar and dreaded sight. Ranging as far north as Russia and as far east as Constantinople, the Vikings wielded their terrible, fearsome battle axe. The influence of the Viking weapon indeed far out-lasted the reign of the Vikings themselves. Its sleek lines and brute strength may be seen today in axes, hatchets and tomahawks. The Cold Steel 90N Norse Hawk has a curved cutting edge to facilitate deep, slashing cuts and terminates in two sharp points which are useful in hand-to-hand combat. The bottom point may be used to capture an opponent's shield, leg, arm, shoulder or neck, momentarily immobilizing or bringing him closer so that he'll be easier to deal with. The top point may be used to execute direct chops or, with a thrusting motion, to pierce or gouge. The Norse Hawk is like its ancient Viking ancestors; merciless.
Drop Forged Tomahawks
These superb tomahawks are 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.
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Wood grain will vary from piece to piece.
- Primary Edge: 4"
- Overall: 22"
- Hawk: 5.5"
- Weight: 24.5 oz. (approximate)
- Sheath Sold Separately
- Head: Made in Taiwan; Handle: Made in USA
UPC Code: 705442001485
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.