Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Dimensions need correcting.
Along with Robert of Wolf Fork, I also compete in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in the same Kingdom, but a different Principality and Barony. This is a very nice axe overall, and after shortening the handle to my preferences for weight/balance, it worked great! However, the dimensions of the blade in the listing are WRONG, it says the blade's 'primary edge' is 4", it is actually almost 4 1/2". For our thrown weapons competitions we have a maximum allowable blade edge, and that is 4", meaning that this axe cannot be thrown without being modified. I had to do so, and now it has some slight balance issues, Knife Center said they got their information from the Cold Steel website, and wouldn't change the information unless Cold Steel changes the information on their website and/or tells them that the information has been changed. So if you you want to use this axe for SCA thrown weapons competitions, check your Kingdom's thrown weapons rules about blade size, you might be better off buying one of the other axes/tomahawks unless you like using a grinder/files to shave off about a 1/2" of steel.