United Cutlery KR0022B Battle Axe


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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: Leather Grip

No matter what you are using one of these tools for it is best that the tool is equipped with the right type of grip. With the wrong type, you can seriously injure yourself or someone else. You could also mutilate whatever it is that you are working on. Letís take a quick look at some of the top reasons for having a leather grip, shall we?


When you are using one of these tools with a leather grip then you know that your hand will have a more firm and comfortable feeling than with other types of handle material. While it might not be feasible in some cases, leather grips will give more easily than hardwood thereby making it a more comfortable grip.


Leather has a tendency to mold itself. If you have a leather grip on a tool, then after a while you will start to notice that it is becoming molded to the shape of your hand. This gives you a better grip and it will continue to do so the longer that it is used.


Leather has an amazingly long lifeÖif you donít scratch or nick it. Even if you do damage it the leather can easily be fixed or replaced. If you want the grip on your tools to be long lasting as well as comfortable then there is no better material for it than leather.

If you are in search of more information regarding grips for knives, axes or tomahawks then you should swing by Tomahawk Database. Everything you ever wanted to know about these tools can be found there. It is almost like an encyclopedia for these types of things. The best part is that it is extremely easy to navigate and find whatever it is that you are looking for.

Rockwell Hardness: HRC 51-53

The United Cutlery KR0022B Battle Axe 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: United Cutlery

United Cutlery is one of the oldest continually operating knife and sword companies in the world. Founded in the 1990s, its founders opened the company in the hopes of giving everyday people the chance to own the same exciting weapons seen on film and television. The company now makes hundreds of different products, including functional swords and fantasy knives. Customers can find hunting knives, throwing knives, movie replicas, military knives, utility knives and dozens of other products.

United Cutlery has several partnerships established that let it create authentic replicas from hit films. It has the rights to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Expendables" and "The Expendables 2."

United Cutlery also makes a number of fantasy pieces that look great on display. The company has four designs on staff, and these designers work closely with the men and women responsible for making the pieces seen on screen.

Many people know United Cutlery for its film replicas, but the company also makes knives and other weapons used by the military, fishermen and outdoors-men every day. Its product line includes tools designed for hunting and fishing.

United Cutlery's wide range of products appeal to those who love fantasy novels, action films and the great outdoors. Each piece uses strong and durable metal that ensures United Cutlery pieces will last for years, making many customers buy products again and again for display and personal use.

Unlike other companies that offer products for sale directly to consumers, United Cutlery wholesales its products to dealers. Shopping through authorized dealers lets customers know that their purchases come directly from the company.

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