Tomahawk Ax Description
This tomahawk axe is an 18" ax with a 4" head designed for throwing. It is made from pattern welded Damascus steel and designed for beauty and function. The throwing ax was a weapon used in the middle ages and is thrown overhead to create end over end rotation as it travels through the air. Throwing axes are currently used in sporting competitions where athletes throw the axes at targets. They are also throw at lumberjack competitions. Ax throwers intend to rotate the ax once through flight so the head connects with the target after a single rotation.
The tomahawk/ throwing ax is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel scimitar is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is bone and horn with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Hickory Wood
Overall Length: 11.5"
Ax Head Size: 4.5"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Small Throwing Axe-Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Ax / Axe
I like the blade, but the handle is kinda cheep was expecting a little more. The axe handle shouldn't be glued in. If it was put together correctly it should just be wedged in, with some kind of spliter in the top. And, the head was put on kinda crooked. Needless to say I'll be taking the handle out and putting my own in.
Another very well made blade. You would be surprised how a small hatchet like this comes in handy. I have carried one with in reach ever since I have driven, when the hatchet I carried in my truck broke after 55 years the first place I looked for a replacement was here. I was not disappointed in the least
EVERYTHING from the handle to the blade was excellently crafted. Please note due to your particular weather, the handle may shrink a bit and the head gets a little loose. If that happens just rap the but end of the handle until it gets tight, wood is wood after all.