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Cold Steel 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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Specifications
  • 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.
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Justin
Vermont
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.
5 out of 5
Cory
Michigan
Mar 26, 2013
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Boss Hawk
This hawk is incredible. Out of the box it was sharp and ready for action. The Rifleman's Hawk throws perfectly and I can hit almost anything with it and not hurt it. Chops well and effortlessly for it's size and the hammer was able to smash bricks, cinder blocks, block glass, and even small rocks into dust with a single blow. I would highly recommend this hawk to any outdoorsman. Also, I did not need to modify it in any way. The hickory handle is easily replaced if broken and a makeshift handle could be used in an emergency situation. I am repeatedly impressed with the quality of Cold Steel products in general, but this is one of my favorite items on their menu, or any other.
5 out of 5
Todd B.
Columbia SC
Mar 19, 2013
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Great tomahawk at a great price. I refinished the wood handle with a darker stain, removed the screw in the head. It looks and performs better than I thought it would. Very satisfied with this product.
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