Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Very Good 'Axe' for a Very Good Price!
First off this 'throwing' axe is nothing more than Condors Combat axe (CN4010BC) with the wooden scales removed and NO SHEATH (kudos to Knife Center for correcting the description promptly). The dimensions between the two are identical. If you are looking for an axe that is the same as this but with a sheath then pay a few more dollars and get the other. For those who have trouble visualizing the dimensions (I really didn't) this particular 'axe' is hatchet sized, so don't buy this thinking your getting a larger hawk type weapon. I plan on using this as my main camp hatchet. It has the classic Lagana shape and the relatively compact size does make it an ideal combat hawk in close quarters, hand to hand situations (if you think you'll ever find yourself in such a situation). Mine came very sharp, both the axe blade and the point edge. This is a very sturdy hawk and will stand up to abuse. Compared to some of the more expensive combat hawks, you can't go wrong with this baby. To give the handle enough dimension to grip comfortably, I double wrapped mine with 550 paracord. Of course, as with all HCS constructed blades, you need to keep the exposed metal oiled so it won't rust. Overall I am quite pleased with the axe and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, well balanced combat/throwing hawk/axe.