Hudson Bay Tomahawk
Drop Forged Tomahawks
Cold Steel®'s high-quality tomahawks are precision drop-forged from 1055 high carbon steel. The drop-forging process offers many distinct advantages for the production of impact tools, particularly ones that require a cutting edge. By using a series of progressive dies affixed to high-powered hammers, the steel is kneaded and compressed into a completely homogenous mass, creating a very uniform grain structure and minimizing imperfections. All Cold Steel® Tomahawks are also differentially heat-treated, with a cutting edge and hammer face that is fully hardened to take a keen edge, while the body of the blade is kept soft to absorb the shock and impact of striking blows.
The American Tomahawk Company® is a registered trademark and a division of Cold Steel®, Inc.
Hudson Bay Hawk
Almost every tomahawk you can buy on the market today can trace its roots back to the Hudson Bay axe used for centuries in the vast forests and swamps of North East Canada. Famous for its versatility and effectiveness, the Hudson Bay axe became indispensable for anyone trying to wrest a living out of the wilderness.
Cold Steel®'s team is also a great admirer of this famous axe pattern and decided to re-scale it down into tomahawk format. Drop forged out of 1055 high carbon steel, like all Cold Steel® drop forged hawks, it offers an approx. 9 cm long cutting edge in the classic shape as well as a substantial 'poll' that can be used for pounding, crushing and hammering. You can even drive nails and spikes with it as it too, like the blade, is differentially hardened. Supplied with a tough, straight grain American hickory handle, it's ready for a life in the woods and in a pinch will also double as a frighteningly effective weapon.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it's often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
- Blade material: drop forged 1055 high carbon steel
- Handle material: American hickory
- Overall length: approx. 55.9 cm
- Blade length: approx. 15.6 cm
- Primary edge: approx. 9.5 cm
- Weight: approx. 697 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 90QA
- Replacement hickory handle (Product No.: CST-H90AT)
Shipping weight: 1.10 kg