- Overall Length: 22.00"
- Handle Material: American Hickory
- Blade Length: 6 1/2" (Hawk Length)
- Weight: 1.34 lbs.
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Modeled after an early frontier pattern, our Trail Hawk can do it all. It's an excellent chopper and has a functional hammer poll with a hardened face so you can drives nails, hammer in stakes, and smash or crush just about anything. Best of all it's extremely lightweight and compact! Coming Soon in 2011: Longer 22" Handle
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Before I start, big thanks to ba blades, outstanding service on their part and great shipping times!
Bought it as a project, as I'd read the reviews. Out of the box everything was solid and well packed, horrible black paint on the blade and big red american tomahawk sticker. Also had a great big grub screw holding the head onto the haft, all this is old news.
It came pretty blunt, pretty sure it could have cut wood but it would have been more to do with how hard you hit it than the tool itself. That said, if you're buying this to throw I have read that a blunter blade is better and safer, I can't comment but it us worth bearing in mind as these may well be intended for hawk throwers rather than woodsmen.
I must admit I wasn't impressed with the handle, the grain in an axe haft should run in line with the head, however on mine it's about 80 degrees off, and it includes a large chunk of heartwood at the top. Having said this it's had a lot of use over the weekend and I can't say that it seemed to make a difference.
As you may have noticed, most people but these for modding, and that's where the fun begins. I have only stripped the paint from mine (you don't need nitromors, I used Robert dyas' cheapest) and sharpened/reprofiled the bit. That and some linseed on the handle and it is now perfect for me. I plan on getting the spike hawk too!
Lots of potential for mods.
Holds an edge well
Haft seems up to the task, replacements easy to find/make
Nast paint job and waxy handle finish
Grub screw and sharp inside of eye.
That's about it, for the price, can't go wrong.
My only issue is that the handle could have used a bit more finishing, but that was easily and quickly sorted with some fine grade sandpaper and a bit of use.
The Trail Hawk is certainly a tasty piece for its price.
I must add though that I am extremely dissatisfied with the grub screw used to fix the head to the wooden shaft. Not only was it impossible to get out with the correct sized tool (the inside of the screw simply sheared off no matter how careful I was) but it also left a tremendous gauge in the handle which although not disastrous is pretty undesirable.
However this is a manufacturing issue and not the fault of the seller.
In summary it's a great axe if you want a little project to work on and the seller delivered promptly and it was as described. Good Item... minus the grub screw which loses it a star.
I have added pictures of my modified Trail Hawk which I have used for practical camping trips and to throw. A very versatile piece of kit with the right effort and imagination. I altered the underside of the blade adding a bottle opener and have cut grooves into the shaft for better grip during use.
the axe head is ruff with burs all over it and the blade it's self is soo blunt. The handle is ruffly sanded and just very poor quality.
Unless you are looking to mod/work on it I advise against purchasing this hawk.
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