Cold Steel 90SH Spike Hawk
Cold Steel's Spike Hawk features a differentially heat treated and drop forged blade and tough steel spike. This unusual hawk is very popular with sport throwers, who admire its ability to deeply “stick” into wooden targets by blade or by spike - Effectively doubling the chances of a successful throw!
- Category End Use: Military/Survival/Self Defense
- Steel: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Steel
- Primary Edge: 3.125"
- Hawk Head Length: 9.0"
- Length Overall: 22"
- Weight: 24.5 oz.(Approximate)
- Handle Material: American Hickory
- Country of Origin: Taiwan
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly suited to applications where strength and impact resistance is valued above all other considerations and will produce blades of almost legendary toughness.