Medieval Spike Axe

Brand: Cold Steel

Medieval Spike Axe With Hickory Handle - Quality Construction & Historically Accurate
Our Medieval Spike Axe is easily capable of performing utility chores with one highly effective edge and a long spike. Either end of the axe can be used to hook or trap to control or manipulate the situation to one's advantage. Furthermore, the overall length of the of the hawk measures 9" across making it a wide, stiff platform. A superbly crafted leather sheath designed to safely house the point and edge is available and sold separately. Suitable for re-enactors from any period - but seen often on the battlefields in late medieval during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.


Weight 23.7oz 0.67kg
Primary Edge 318" 7.9cm
Hawk Length 9" 22.9cm
Handle Details American Hickory
Steel Drop Forged 1055 Carbon
Overall 22" 55.9cm
Country of Origin Taiwan 

Sheath Available - SL90SH

Cold Steel
These superb tomahawks and hammers are precision drop forged from 1055 Carbon steel. Drop forging is, without doubt, the best method of manufacture for any impact tool, particularly one with a cutting edge. During the forging process a metal ingot is heated almost white hot and then formed into shape in a series of progressive dies. The large steel dies are fixed to enormous compressed air hammers. Each die hammers the hot metal into a gradually more finished shape. The steel is kneaded and compressed into a completely homogenous mass making the grain structure uniform and minimising gas pockets or other imperfections that can ruin the construction of a hand forged hawk. This is why most good axes, hatchets, and hammers are drop forged. These hawks are differentially heat treated. This means that the cutting edge and hammer face is fully hardened, while the balance is left relatively soft to absorb the shock of striking blows.

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