Pros: Handle Material, Head Material
After reading all the reviews before purchasing, I can say the reviews are fair. The good and bad were describe very well. The Hawk I received is a good place to start, refinishing, and some changes needed for use. I do think this Hawk is great for what I purchased it for, camping utility tool. A Good head that keeps a sharp edge. 22 in. Handle is made of hickory, fair grade, with grain running vertical. So buy this Hawk for camping and light utility work, like hammering, splitting, and splitting. Also a great kindling tool! Just be ready to do a little work on it, which most Folks that buy Hawks are very willing to do. The set screw is not as big of a problem as I had read. It can actually allow the Head to pivot on the handle, and a Hawk will pivot slightly when struck, so it may be a great thing! I'll decide after some hard use, and in need of a new Handle. With some good hard whacks, it didn't move any at all. GOOD HAWK, GOOD HEAD.