Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
This is a fantastic tool! I bought my frontier hawk to serve as a project piece, throwing hawk, and camping tool, and I can certainly say that Cold Steel did not disappoint. I customized mine by stripping off the black coating, refinishing the wooden handle, and by adding a wrap just under the hawk head for aesthetic appeal. I am extremely happy with the finished product, and I would strongly recommend it. I wouldn't select this for log splitting, simply because of its lighter weight and shorter handle, but that's not what a hawk is designed for. Nevertheless, I think that in some scenarios, this hawk can serve as a very functional tool for firecraft/bushcraft. No one wants to lug around a 10 lb axe on a twenty mile hike. The frontier hawk supplies a lightweight, mobile solution. As far as throwing, I really couldn't ask for more. It bits deep and balances well.