Norse design with a soul that's all American.
meddle with an axe shape that has been tried and true for over a
thousand years? That's the logic designer and veteran Elmer Roush brings
to the Freyr tactical axe. The deep beard echoes Viking style. But its
balance and pure burliness boost it into a contemporary league all its
own. Shield and Viking battle cry not included.
Elmer Roush of
Brasstown, North Carolina has one foot definitively in the past. When it
comes to designing axes, that is. Though the Freyr's deep beard might
not be put to use drawing back an enemy's shield as it would have in
Viking-patrolled seas of lore, the balance it adds elevates this axe to a
modern workhorse. Named after the Norse god of prosperity, its Viking
soul stands up to its classic appearance.
The blade itself is hot
forged of carbon steel and receives a passivation treatment for ultimate
corrosion resistance. It's met with a handle carved of Tennessee
hickory and is precisely crafted for durability and ease of use. An
aftermarket leather sheath is available for purchase.
If it's true that history repeats itself, then this utilitarian axe is definitive proof.
About the Forged By War Program
2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military,
tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been
working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with
varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging
steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat
situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available
to them on the battlefield.
CRKT cares deeply about our
returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that
created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.
are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net
profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
- Hot Forged 1055 Carbon Steel
- Prominent Useful Beard Design
- Tennessee Hickory Handle
- Blade Length: 4.528"
- Overall Length: 16.0"
- Blade Material: 1060 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 1.185"
- Blade Style: Axe
- Blade Finish: Black Magnesium Phosphate Coating
- Handle Material: Tennessee Hickory Wood
- Sheath: Sold Separately
- Weight: 1 lb. 12.7 oz.
- Designer: Elmer Roush
- Made in Taiwan