Spyderco SzaboHawk Hatchet

May 16, 2016

Category: Gear

Axes are one of those things that are as easily defined as tools as they are defined as weapons. Firemen use them to break down doors and cut through ceilings while folks in the special forces use them to cut down their enemies – but each individual axe is built for those specific tasks. This particular axe, the Szabohawk Tomahawk from the Colorado based Spyderco, straddles the line perfectly between weapon and tool.

No matter what you put this thing through, it’ll be sure to stand up to the challenge due to the fact that it was made from a solid piece of D2 tool steel and entirely covered in a black titanium carbonitride coating intended to protect from corrosion and give it a matte look. For a good grip, designer Laci Szabo included G10 scales that flow with the ergonomically designed handle down to the pry-bar tip at the end of the axe. Just in case you want to do more than just hacking at things, the back end of the axe includes a flat portion for hammering while the beveled blade helps concentrate the force of your swing. Weighing in at a little over one pound, this isn’t ideal for everyday carry, but it is a sturdy tool that you’ll be glad to have on your side. [Purchase]

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Thursday Taps Casamigos Co-Founder For A Heritage Moto Boot

Heritage-level riding footwear inspired by Mexican spirits.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

The 30 Best Pieces Of Running Gear For Men

A selection of staples for every type of endurance athlete.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

Scoured: The Best EDC Gear On Gallantry

Earth tones, natural materials, and touches of copper set this loadout apart.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

Rabbit Morphs The Classic Champagne Saber Into A Minimalist Masterpiece

Ergonomically-angled so you don't botch that bottle pop.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

SALEWA’s Ice Boots Are Fortified Via A Pivoting Carbon Fiber Exoskeleton

Genuine alpine-grade, Italian-made boots with a myriad of proprietary elements.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021