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Cold Steel War Hammer Hickory Wood Handle

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  • Overall Length: 30.00"
  • Handle Material: Straight Grain Hickory w/Langettes
  • Weight: 1.60 lbs.
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Weighing a little over 2 1/2" lbs., our War Hammer is highly maneuverable and can be easily wielded with one or both hands. The head is drop forged out of 5150 steel and differentially heat treated . This means the point of the spike and enormous hammer face (11/2" x 11/2") are fully hardened so they can pierce and crush tough materials without failing while the rest of the hammer is left soft to absorb the shock of heavy blows. The handle of our War Hammer has been designed to be equally tough. Made of straight grain American Hickory and measuring 30" long it provides tremendous leverage so enormously powerful blows may be struck. To protect the handle from assault by an opponent armed with an edged weapon we have included a pair of sturdy steel langets which can be attached below the head with the screws provided. (Some assembly is required. Instructions are included).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 8 x 1 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000Q9EN80
  • Item model number: 90WH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,640 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By John on August 28, 2012
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So, I ordered this even after reading the reviews about how hard it was to install the langettes and how awful it was that the whole thing came in pieces and all that. Scroll through these reviews, you'll see what I mean. Well, when mine came in the mail, sure enough, it was some assembly required, if by that you mean putting the head on the handle, turning bolt to hold it in place with an alan wrench (you might know it as that unpronounceable tool Ikea uses on everything), and--horror of horrors!--pre-drilling holes for screws. Seriously, it takes all of twenty minutes for full assembly, isn't in the least bit hard if you have any experience using tools at all, and the only complaint I've got is that the screws themselves are a little weak (I twisted the head off of one tightening it; be careful and know your own strength). Sure, they don't sit flush, either, but what are you doing swinging this beast around without gloves on? Come on, guys. Stop whining. You paid $40 for a weapon that kills knights.

In terms of actual satisfaction with the hammer, man, I love this beast. The demo video doesn't do it justice at all. The hammer head is a bludgeoning honey badger. It don't care. Totally destroyed a wooden shield I had spare for testing, and made short work of my old helmet--plus some fruit, some milk jugs full of water, and whatever else I had that looked like it needed smashing. The real beauty of this little monster is the spike, though. Man, it's a can opener. Shields, plate, chain, leather, this sucker just destroys whatever you put to it, with no noticeable wear. It's well made for what it does, to be sure. The shape of the spike is great, too, because unlike other spiked hammers I've tested and used, it doesn't stick quite as badly once it's in.
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Some people complain that this hammer needs to be assembled. I kind of look at that as a opportunity to make it your own if you choose.
Here is my own and my thoughts.
The previous 3 days I have been tossing around how to make it "mine". I had many ideas on how to apply the hardware or not use it at all. I made notes for each one and compared them to the pros and cons. I knew without a doubt I wanted to lightly stain the handle and strip the paint off the head. I started the handle first with a sanding and then added some black boot polish. After that came a light coat of tru oil. while that set in I started the paint stripping of the hammer head. That came off easy enough.
I was still tossing around ideas. Long story short, I decided to keep it as one may have when making a weapon. Nothing fancy but functional. I did add some of the vinegar, peroxide, and salt, which brought out a nice patina.
Look at the pics.
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By Anakim_g on March 15, 2012
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Well got my war hammer in a few months ago but held off on the review till I had the chance to wack some things. If you've seen the demo video from cold steel you allready know what this thing can do so I'll try and keep the nerding out about how it demolishes and crushes all before you to a minimum. Instead there is a little heads up, they dont mention this but you have to put it together, a rubber mallet is needed to fully set the head (beat it down on the handel so its tight) and a drill is needed to pre drill the screw holes in order to attach the metal sides. Very easy to do though as long as you have the tools. Its very well balanced and swinging it down on something it surprisingly easy. Im certain a 96 pound highschool girl could kill you with this thing if she got you in the head. If your not midget the hammer can easily smash ribs, skulls and bones. The spike on the back is super sharp and tough making short work everything I can find to smash.

It may not be as sexy as a cold steel longsword or Katanna but for a man on a budget,(im a college student) Its the best melee weapon I've ever seen.
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Great warhammer. I can't recommend this thing enough. It busts up cinder blocks like a sledgehammer and I can't imagine anything that could stop that wicked spike! Only gave it four star because the hickory handle is a bit splintery, but you should wear gloves when using this anyway, so no biggie. You want a sturdy and fun weapon to wield look no further.
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Unlike other war hammers that say "battle ready" this one actually performs. I've got one hanging on the wall for home defense.
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Bought this as Christmas gift for my roommate, as we've been getting into working w/ tomahawks, throwing knives, and other hand/throwing weap...tools, and he's a pretty big guy (6'6" and annoying strong), so a regular 'hawk just didn't look right in his hands. All of my tomahawks are from Cold Steel, and I've been nothing short of VERY happy w/ everything I've bought from them, so of course that was my default source when I decided what to get him. In just about every way the War Hammer delivers on what I've come to expect from Cold Steel (the solid, forged head is incredible, super strong and durable, and designed very well; and the handle, like those of their 'hawks, is a nice, solid, hickory which adds weight for balance and also means the handle can do a real number on...whatever you may be hitting w/ it...w/o breaking/splintering) in every area...except one.

Usually Cold Steel relies on one little allen screw in the head to secure the head to the handle (the handles are tapered so the heads can't fly off, but they can slide down, which is what the screw is supposed to prevent...I modify the 'hawks when I get them and don't use the little screw b/c ultimately it's not really necessary as the heads stay up on their own pretty well). So, when looking at pics of the War Hammer, I assumed all the black material around the head was one piece, and that the longer pieces on the sides would screw in and REALLY hold the head up there. Well, I was partially right. The longer side pieces DO have to get screwed in...but they're not part of the head, they're independent pieces. Disappointing, but not the end of the world. Until I tried putting them on.
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