TOPS Knives Vi Ax Viking Axe (5.25 Inch 1075 Carbon Steel Hawk) 15.25 Inches Overall, Micarta Handle VIAX-02
VIAX-02: TOPS VI Ax (1075 Carbon Steel)
The VI Ax, short for Viking Ax, was designed by Leo Espinoza. While it has some similarities to actual Viking axes, Leo added his own flair to the design and it became something totally different.
It is made from one solid slab of 5/16 inch thick 1075 instead of the usual 1095. This was to provide better impact resistance with only slightly less edge retention. Its large 5.25 inch blade will chop through just about anything you put in front of it. The spike on the back is double-edged to provide maximum damage (2.18 inch on the top side, 1.88 inch on the bottom). The long handle with grippy Black Linen Micarta gives great reach and power with every chop. A high quality black leather sheath is included with two snaps to secure the ax in the sheath. The sheath was designed simply as a blade cover, not as a belt sheath (for safety reasons). There are small loops on the back that can be used to secure it to a pack or other MOLLE gear.
Take this with you on your next camping trip, put it in your bug-out-bag (if it's large enough for this), or leave it in your vehicle for easy access. The Vi Ax will come in more than handy when the time comes.
TOPS Knives - VIAX-02 Specifications:
- Overall Length:15.25 in.
- Head Width:5.25 in.
- Secondary Edge:1.88 in.
- Secondary Cutting Edge:2.13 in.
- Head Thickness:0.310 in.
- Blade Material:1075 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness:0.310 inches
- Blade Finish:Black Traction Coating
- Blade Length:5.25 inches
- Blade HRC:50-55
- Weight:39.0 oz.
- Weight with Sheath:44.60 oz.
- Blade Grind:Flat
- Handle Material:Linen Micarta
- Handle Color:Black
- Carry Method:Leather Sheath
- Designer:Leo Espinoza
- Brand:TOPS Knives
- Model Name:VI-AX (Viking Axe)
- Model Number:VIAX-02
- Made in USA
Note: This is a large, oversize, heavy item. Additional shipping charges apply. Not eligible for FREE SHIPPING offer.
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