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Cold Steel 90RH Rifleman's Hawk Drop Forged Tomahawk & Hammer 22" Overall

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Part Number: CS90RH
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS90RH: Rifleman's Hawk
Cold Steel

The Rifleman's Hawk has a functional hexagonal hammer poll designed for serious work, like pounding nails or stakes. Reminiscent of some early American designs, the Rifleman's Hawk features the "peace pipe" appearance that was commonly used by Native Americans during the last century.

In terms of fun and sport, this hawk throws and sticks extremely well. If you want something that hits its target like the proverbial "ton of bricks," then the Rifleman's Hawk is for you!

Drop Forged Tomahawks

These superb tomahawks are precision drop forged from 1055 Carbon steel. Drop forging is, without doubt, the best method of manufacture for any impact weapon, 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 minimizing 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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  • Primary Edge: 3 1/2"
  • Overall: 22"
  • Hawk: 8 1/8"
  • Weight: 32 oz.
  • Sheath Sold Separately
  • Head: Made in Taiwan; Handle: Made in USA
Drop forged 1055 carbon steel with straight grain American Hickory handles. Weights are approximate.
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.
4.394 (33 reviews)
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Durham, NC
Oct 29, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
The Patriot on Steroids
I bought three other entry Tomahawks that cost 5 times as much and this one works a lot better because its balanced like an axe vs. others that are all steel and awkward balance. This one is great and feels substantial in your hand.
5 out of 5
chicago il.
Jul 01, 2014
Pros: Head Material, Balance
Cons: None
have several cold steel products.they look great coming out the box, and have used several of there products mercilessly while camping(bushman) . will continue to buy cold steel products
5 out of 5
Nov 11, 2013
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Construction
Great Tomahawk
The Rifleman's hawk axe head alone weighs nearly 3 lbs. Because of this I wouldn't recommend this hawk for throwing unless you are a seriously beefy person. It's great as a utility axe, though. The hammer poll is useful for pounding in stakes or nails or whatever, and the axe blade arrived fairly sharp. As I've noticed with most Cold Steel hawks, the axe head comes loosely attached to the handle and is held on by a small fitting screw. Even through normal use it quickly becomes loose and the screw can damage the handle. I gave this 5 stars because I knew exactly what I was getting: A well-made tomahawk that I would have to put some work into. If you enjoy these kinds of projects any of the Cold Steel hawks are great.
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