Compact Full Tang Tomahawk Axe with Spike


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Blade Type Information: 420 Stainless Steel

420 is the numerical designation for a grade of stainless steel. The 400 series includes ferritic and martensitic chromium alloys, with 420 specifically referring to Cutlery Grade martensitic, which is similar to Brearley's original rustless steel and possesses excellent polishability.

Type 420 Stainless Steel, a modification of 410, has a higher carbon content to increase hardness, improve strength and give better wear resistance. Type 420 Stainless Steel provides both corrosion resistance as well, and is commonly used in dental and surgical instruments, cutlery, plastic molds, pump shafts, steel balls, and numerous hand tools.

Type 420 resists corrosion by the atmosphere, fresh water, steam, carbonic acid, crude oil, gasoline, perspiration, alcohol, ammonia, mercury , sterilizing solutions, soaps and other similar corrosives.

Handle Material Information: Cord Wrapped Full Tang

A tang portion of a tool that extends into is connected to a handle as on a knife, sword, tomahawk, spear, etc. Tang designs are usually described by their appearance or the way they are attached to the handle.

A full tang extends the full length of the grip-portion of a handle, whereas a partial tang does not. In the most common design in full tang weapons, the handle is cut in the shape of the tang and handle covers are attached with pins, screws, bolts or by some other manner, The tang is exposed along the belly, butt, and spine, extending the full length and width of the handle. This design provides the greatest amount of material support to the handle of the weapon.

A full tang weapon allows for increased force through the handle. A full tang also increases the amount of stock metal in the handlewhich can be beneficial in altering the balance point. Adding weight to the handle of a knife or sword to offset the weight of the blade moves the balance point back toward the hand where it can be more easily manipulated. While a forward-balanced blade excels at chopping, it sacrifices agility. A center or rear-balanced blade excels at agility, but sacrifices chopping. Weapons intended for specific purposes will usually use whichever design is most suited to how it will be handled.

Rockwell Hardness: HRC 51-53

The Compact Full Tang Tomahawk Axe with Spike has a Rockwell Hardness of HRC 51-53

Stanley P. Rockwell inevnted the Rockwell Hardness Test in 1919 while working as a metallurgist in ball bearing plant. Rockwell wanted to measure the uniformity and hardness of inner and outer rings on which the ball bearings rolled. He designed a device that could measure hardness accurately and quickly.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standardized a set of scales for testing Rockwell hardness values. Each scale has been designated a letter and corresponds to a different group of materials. Scale C is used for steel, titanium, deep case hardened steel, hard cast irons and other materials harder than scale B 100.

Knife blades and other steel hardened tools are made from metals that match to the Rockwell C scale. Most blade makers display the hardness number as "HRC xx" or "HRC xx - xx" providing a range, where "xx" indicates a Rockwell hardness number. Not many blades measure over HRC 70. Most functional blades rate somewhere between HRC 56 and HRC 63.

Generally, blades with a lower HRC number don't hold and edge for long under demanding use, but they are easier to sharpen. Blades with a higher HRC value stay sharp for longer, but are more difficult to sharpen. As an example, stainless steel has a HRC higher than carbon steel, but it is also more difficult to sharpen than carbon steel.

Company Information: BudK

Founded in 1988, the BudK Worldwide Company is a corporation located on ten acres of land in the neighborhood of Moultrie, Georgia, that specializes in bladed and tactical and collectible tools: knives, axes, swords, and tomahawks and more, both for display, recreations, and real-word use.

The original founder and current Chief Executive Officer is Clint H. Kadel. Kadel was nineteen years old when he sold his first knife out of a relative's garage in Georgia. The continued growth of BudK comes from a direct result of his constant expansion of the tactical products available from the company.

BudK presents a wide variety of knives, swords, martial arts, hunting and shooting, stun guns, b;low guns, and survival gear, including tactical tomahawks. Compared to a camp or hand axe, a tactical tomahawk provides more versatility as a tool and weapon, being lighter and more aggressively designed, as well as often being used for throwing.

Every BudK product is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Any item ordered from BudK can be returned within 60 days of purchase for a refund or exchange.

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Comment by JerryM on 11/7/2013 3:35:03 PM
Kind of on the small side.... but it has stood up to a lot of throws and sticks most of the time. I cut the cord down because I bought it to throw and the cord bothered me. Worth the money, but more for throwing than a real "bushwacking" tool.