Cold Steel 90WVBA Viking Hand Axe
The new Viking Hand Axe is a classic, historically inspired fighter promises to be a popular and welcome addition to Cold Steel's already hugely successful line of Tomahawks and Axes.
A design collaboration between Lynn C Thompson, Dave Baker and Rich McDonald, the Viking Hand Axe brings together a stout 30" straight grain American Hickory, an extra broad, sharp cutting edge, a hooking "beard", and up-swept thrusting "horn" to make a formidable fighting axe that would be the pride of any Viking’s collection!
- Category End Use: Military/Survival/Self Defense
- Steel: Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Steel
- Edge: 6.0"
- Hawk Width: 6 1/4"
- Length Overall: 30"
- Weight: 17.6 oz.
- 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.