Columbia River 2746 Elmer Roush Freyr Axe, Tennessee Hickory Wood Handle, 16" Overall, No Sheath


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Part #: CR2746 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2746: 2746 Freyr Axe, Designed by Elmer Roush
Norse design with a soul that's all American.

Why meddle with an axe shape that has been tried and true for over a thousand years? That's the logic designer and veteran Elmer Roush brings to the Freyr tactical axe. The deep beard echoes Viking style. But its balance and pure burliness boost it into a contemporary league all its own. Shield and Viking battle cry not included.

Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina has one foot definitively in the past. When it comes to designing axes, that is. Though the Freyr's deep beard might not be put to use drawing back an enemy's shield as it would have in Viking-patrolled seas of lore, the balance it adds elevates this axe to a modern workhorse. Named after the Norse god of prosperity, its Viking soul stands up to its classic appearance.

The blade itself is hot forged of carbon steel and receives a passivation treatment for ultimate corrosion resistance. It's met with a handle carved of Tennessee hickory and is precisely crafted for durability and ease of use. An aftermarket leather sheath is available for purchase.

If it's true that history repeats itself, then this utilitarian axe is definitive proof.

About the Forged By War Program

In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them on the battlefield.

CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.

These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.

Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
  • Hot Forged 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Prominent Useful Beard Design
  • Tennessee Hickory Handle
  • Blade Length: 4.528"
  • Overall Length: 16.0"
  • Blade Material: 1060 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 1.185"
  • Blade Style: Axe
  • Blade Finish: Black Magnesium Phosphate Coating
  • Handle Material: Tennessee Hickory Wood
  • Sheath: Sold Separately
  • Weight: 1 lb. 12.7 oz.
  • Designer: Elmer Roush
  • Made in Taiwan
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
4.667 (3 reviews)
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Dallas Tx.
Nov 05, 2018
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Til Vahalia
Just opened the package Wow...
4 out of 5
Fairbanks, Ak
May 24, 2018
Pros: Construction, Weight, Head Material
Cons: Construction, None
Great hatchet
I love it, it's not an axe. The head is a little smaller than I thought it would be and there is not much room for a big hand to grip up by the head. I also had to do some fairly extensive sharpening to get the right profile. Bad stuff out of the way the head is nice and thick and once i sharpened correctly this thing is an absolute pleasure to swing cuts very well. Holds up to frozen dirty wood with out any issue and the handle is great. Hits like a larger axe. If I could change it I would ad an ice of cutting edge and distance between the beard and the haft. then give it a 20-24 inch handle that would ad minimal weight but turn this in to a serious cutting tool.
5 out of 5
Bellingham, Wa
May 13, 2018
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Well made
Great price and well made. Will stand up to punishment and last along time. Also love the look! Thank you Knife Center.
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