The Tomahawk Axe serves as a vivid reminder of the historical battles and strategies of the Middle Ages, seamlessly blending its profound history with modern sporting competitions. At 18" in length with a substantial 6" head, this axe isn't just any regular tool; it's specially designed for the art of throwing. With each overhead swing, the axe dances end over end, carving its trajectory through the air, reminiscent of the battle strategies of yore. Today, this masterpiece finds its relevance in lumberjack competitions and sporting events, challenging athletes to strike targets with precision after a single rotation.
Constructed with utmost precision, the axe's blade is forged from 1095 steel, renowned for its superior carbon content and incredible hardness. Where most high carbon blades boast a mere .45% carbon, the 1095 steel used in this axe surpasses with a .95% carbon level, granting it unmatched sharpness and edge retention.
However, every strength comes with its challenges. The hardness of 1095 steel often compromises its flexibility, which is paramount to prevent breakage upon high-impact. This conundrum is beautifully solved by the art of clay tempering. By applying clay selectively on the blade and then subjecting it to quenching, differential cooling is achieved. The result? A blade that maintains its razor-sharp edge while ensuring flexibility in its body. The resultant blade is not only incredibly strong but also retains a sharp edge that stands the test of time.
Key Axe Features
Handle: Crafted from premium quality wood, ensuring a firm grip and durability.
Overall Dimensions: With a total length of 18" and an axe head size of 6", it promises a balanced weight distribution ideal for throwing.
Sheath: A custom leather sheath to protect the blade and ease portability.
Blade Material: The heart of this axe, the blade, is forged from 1095 steel, tempered with clay to combine hardness with flexibility.