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Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe

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  • Break out of confined spaces like a trench, bunker, alley or narrow hallway
  • 3-1/2-inch cutting edge and wedge-shaped spike
  • Polypropylene handle highly resistant to shock and impact
  • Patented Secure- Ex sheath with articulate design
  • 19-inch overall length; 24-ounce weight
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Product Description

Product Description

The Trench Hawk may well be the perfect antidote to the raw terror of eyeball to eyeball combat in the confined spaces of a trench, bunker, alley or narrow hallway. All it takes is one stroke from either the vicious cutting edge or its brutal wedge shaped spike to end the fight, and if the party starts at longer range the Trench Hawk's twin -Inchbusiness ends-Inch make an accurate throw a breeze, since there's double the chance of a lethal hit. When used defensively, the Trench Hawk's cutting edge and spike also provide a big advantage, as either can be used for hooking or trapping and, like our Spike Hawk, their combined length can be used to parry or block an incoming blow. Drop forged from 5150 carbon steel and differentially hardened, the head of the Trench Hawk will withstand tremendous blows and the awful stress of continued throwing.


Get out of confined spaces to safety with the Cold Steel Trench Hawk axe, which features a 3-1/2-inch cutting edge and a wedge-shaped spike. Drop forged from 5150 carbon steel and differentially hardened, the head of the Trench Hawk withstand tremendous blows and the stress of continued throwing. The handle is highly resistant to shock and impact, and it will withstand abuse that would easily break even a tough hickory handle. And it's easily and cheaply replaced when finally worn out or broken from repeated throwing. To protect you from its cutting edge and dangerously sharp spike, it comes with a patented Secure- Ex sheath that features a cleverly articulated design. The Trench Hawk has an overall length of 19 inches and a 24-ounce weight.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 8 x 2 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0030DBHGU
  • Item model number: 90PTH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,501 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Came very sharp.
I have several Cold Steel hawks and this is by far the best I have seen.
Very well balanced.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

309 of 340 people found the following review helpful By The Mountaineer on September 4, 2010
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I am a owner of both the SOG Tactical Tomahawk and the Cold Steel Trench hawk,these two are probably the most coveted of tomahawks on the market.Fellow hunters have quoted me on which is the better buy.Well I can't decide for you,but I can list the pros and cons of both of these to decide which might be better for you...

Pro:Blade is made from Carbon Steel
Con:Carbon Steel can easily rust
Pro:The blade and spike design are definitely geared towards hunting
Con: The Trench Hawk is pretty limited to use in hunting only
Pro:The handle is sturdy polymer at 19" in length
Con:The handle has no textured grip
Pro:The Trench Hawk comes with a hardshell sheath that's really unique
Con:The sheath has no belt loop

Pro:the sheath is button opened with a belt loop
Con:The sheath is made from nylon,a semi cheaply made sheath
Pro:The blade is made from stainless steel so it will not rust easily
Con:stainless steel is not as strong as cobalt steel
Pro:the spike is extended for greater reach
Con:the spike is not very sharp,needs a sharpening stone's touch
Pro:has a sturdy polymer handle with textured grip
Con: overall the tomahawk is 15 3/4" this could strike the user as small if you've carried larger tomahawks(but this could be a pro,depending on the user)
Pro:the vietnam tomahawk design allows it to be great for camping,hunting,and climbing-lots of uses,it's your multi-tool's companion.
Con and Conclusion:The SOG is very sharp and can be used for hunting,but due to it's shorter handle and slightly less aggressive design it's recommended you keep it very sharp,if your only interest in a tomahawk is for brute force then go with the Cold Steel Trench Hawk.Personally, I bought both because I couldn't decide which one I liked better,they're both highly recommended!
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83 of 96 people found the following review helpful By A. Thomas VINE VOICE on September 12, 2010
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I didn't really need this monster; my first line anti-zombie tools are a .40 Cal pistol on my hip and an M4 in the vehicle, and for emergency vehicle breaching I carry a decent size crowbar, but for the price, I just couldn't resist this bad boy!

The size and weight of the Trench Hawk is significant: between a hatchet and a woodsman's axe. This is no lightweight Vietnam tomahawk. If you choke up from the bottom of the handle by one hand-length or so, the fulcrum pivot works well for one handed use (so long as you have some decent shoulder strength!). Two handed strikes are fast and powerful. The lanyard hole should be filled immediately with some 550 cord: accidentally releasing this beast could result in some serious bystander injury, and the 550 cord when properly configured as a lanyard works as a wrist sling: providing significant support and increased control for overhead swings. Stick with a lighter hawk if your use model is a one handed fighting hawk + knife in your weak hand, as the blade speed for that is a bit too slow due to the head weight.

The quality of the hawk is top notch in all regards: strong synthetic handle, strong and serviceable attachment methodology, Thick steel, high quality edges, grinds and coating. The head's "sheath" is unique, functional and appears durable. The edges of this plastic cover are a bit sharp however so plan on rounding them down a bit with a file. There is no carry feature to this blade cover, though lanyard holes on the cover could be utilized to create an improvised carry solution with 550 cord. Another carry option, if you really think you would want to hip carry this, would be to use a small hammer loop.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bates on May 28, 2012
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I just bought the Trench Hawk and took it out for a weekend of throw-testing in the woods. Here's my thoughts:

THROWING CAPABILITY: Like me, you probably bought this to throw (it IS called a hawk). It's easily the heaviest tomahawk/throwing ax I've handled, compared to the SOG Tactical Tomahawk and SOG Battle Ax. I would say that this is less balanced than those two as well. This means that it takes longer to get a feel for throwing the Trench Hawk correctly and that you need to be decently strong to throw it very far or for very long. That said, it does hit hard and stick well (and it will do some fair damage even if it doesn't stick).

FIGHTING CAPABILITY: Obviously, I haven't actually fought with the Trench Hawk, nor will I ever in all likelihood. However, I am reasonably sure that it would make a powerful weapon if I did. It may be less of a thrower than the SOG products I mentioned earlier, but it is more of a fighter. It's a little slow to use one-handed, but certainly do-able. Two-handed, the thing has speed, power, and a fair bit of reach. The grip below the head provides a nice place for your second hand and gives you the option of "punching" with the blade.

SHARPNESS: Some people have complained about how sharp this comes. It is PLENTY sharp for a tomahawk: you can cut your finger just running it along the blade. You don't want a razor-sharp blade on a tomahawk anyway, it will take that edge off on the first few throws. The spike is also quite pointy for anything that breathes (or even for trees).

DURABILITY: I've read a few reviews where the polypropylene broke the first time out. I think this must be simple variation in the manufacturing quality. Mine missed, hit the ground, hit handle first, ricocheted, somersaulted along the ground, and bounced off multiple trees. There's scarcely a mark on it.

APPEARANCE: Hardcore. The Trench Hawk is guaranteed to make you look like a hero.
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