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Cold Steel Trail Hawk

18+
£39.95
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Modelled after an early frontier pattern, the Cold Steel Trail Hawk can do it all. It's an excellent chopper and has a functional hammer poll with a hardened face so you can drives nails, hammer in stakes, and smash or crush just about anything. Best of all it's extremely lightweight and compact so it is a cinch to tuck it under your belt or lash it to a pack or shooting bag.
SKU
CS90TH
Brand:
Cold Steel
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length (cm)
55.9000
Blade Material:
Drop Forged 1055 Carbon
Cutting Edge:
5.6
Warranty:
1 Year
Product Weight (g)
680g
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
39.9500
GTIN:
00705442003991

Description


Modelled after an early frontier pattern, the Cold Steel Trail Hawk can do it all. It's an excellent chopper and has a functional hammer poll with a hardened face so you can drives nails, hammer in stakes, and smash or crush just about anything. Best of all it's extremely lightweight and compact so it is a cinch to tuck it under your belt or lash it to a pack or shooting bag.

Specification


SKU
CS90TH
Brand:
Cold Steel
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length (cm)
55.9000
Blade Material:
Drop Forged 1055 Carbon
Cutting Edge:
5.6
Warranty:
1 Year
Product Weight (g)
680g
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
39.9500
GTIN:
00705442003991

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  • 5
    Cold steel trail hawk

    Posted by Will Marshall on 2nd Aug 2021

    V. Light and adaptable, took the head off sharpened it a bit, Can be used with or without a handle in so many ways, Can also replace a knife if so desired.

  • 4
    Cold steel trail hawk

    Posted by Will Marshall on 30th Jul 2021

    Just what I needed for my pack, not sharp but didn't take much work to sharpen to a good edge. The grub screw was a pain to remove and rounded a hex key.

  • 4
    Better fit and finish

    Posted by Mark on 18th Jun 2021

    I have been using the Trailhawk for about a week now. This isn’t long enough to give a definitive review, but I can pass on some initial thoughts. I will mostly be comparing it to the Pipe Hawk by Cold Steel that has been my go to camping chopper for about 7 years now. First is that the fit and finish are way better. The new style comes in a nice forge scale rustic coating that I love and am going to leave untouched (less the tiny “Taiwan” etching”) way better than the hateful gloss finish these hawks used to come with. The set screw is still there though. In this case the handle friction fit perfectly, no carving or sanding required like the pipe hawk, but that might have just been a fluke. I did try it on my pipe hawk handle and it fitted nice there too. The edge on my pipe hawk came with a simple V grind, the Trail hawk came with a compound grind that was much easier to convex, although my tools and sharpening skills have got better in the last 7 years which may account for this. This, hawk was ready for use in about 20 minutes from opening, my pipe hawk took a few hours. Overall I would say the production quality is much better. In terms of its utility, the Trail Hawk head weighed exactly 12 Oz on my kitchen scale, the handle about 10. This makes it very light. The pipe hawk head is 5 Oz heavier, and I thought that was light. The trail hawk head is smaller in every direction, including the distance between the cutting edge and the handle, which makes the trail hawk great for precision cuts. The thin blade digs deep into wood, but is a simple wedge shape and sticks if you hit with much force. I had to change my technique, using short rapid pecks to avoid sticking. I have tested it on a 5” thick cherry branch that I cut about 3 months ago, it was still fairly green. I bucked it into 5 pieces, which took longer than I would normally take with the bigger hawk, but was quite energy efficient, not tiring at all. It was able to split the resulting foot long pieces but needed “persuasion” from a mallet to drive the eye through before the wood gave up. It performed much better on carving tasks, the bit was light and precise, cutting depth was easy to control and I never feared breaking my work like I do with hatchets. I left the handle full length and had no problems with fine work, which is a good job as it would make a terrible chopper if the handle wasn’t as long as it is. Overall I think it was a good purchase. I will see how much use it gets over the next couple of years before making a final judgement, but believe it is a viable alternative to a light hatchet if you don’t mind packing the longer handle.

  • 2
    Shockingly Poor

    Posted by Tony on 5th May 2020

    Simply not usable out of the box, 1.5mm flat edge. Fitting of the head is awful and silm taper of the top handle means it's going to be hard to refit and I might have to replace. I have bought a few cold steel products over the years and I've watched there quality go down, but stuck with them because I like there designs and with some work can turn out good bits of kit, but this is last straw, the whole thing needs reworking, last time I buy anything cold steel. This is no fault on heinnie Haynes, there service is spot on, I have ordered before and will again. But on this tomahawk buyer beware

  • 2
    overall poor quality

    Posted by Dave on 23rd Jul 2019

    Handle so smooth it's almost slippery, will be worse when working in rain. Head loose and actually moves slightly. Guessing the only thing holding it place is the tiny grub screw. Utterly blunt. Can press thumb against 'edge' with full pressure and no cut. Not really worth the price, feels more like something closer to a £20 product at most.

  • 5
    perfect for my pack

    Posted by David on 10th Apr 2019

    I wanted something fairly lightweight to do chopping and splitting for firewood. This fits the bill perfectly, much lighter than my hatchet. The head no longer comes with black paint and has a patina from something like gun blue. The handle is nice and smooth and finished well. I had to sharpen it because the edge was very dull. I take the head off and use by hand and can store this in my pack, this lets me put the handle uncut attached to my molle. I've put a small hole and lanyard on the handle to help with fixing it to my pack. The head screw has been removed and I've worked the handle so the head fits perfectly with no wiggle at all. I can just tap the head on and off when I need to use it. I don't know why people complain about them, they're great value for money. My axe and hatchet cost much more than this but I'm very pleased with it. 1st class service from Heinnie again.

  • 5
    Good travel axe.

    Posted by Shannie on 30th Jan 2019

    Had mine a few years now, excellent service as usual from HH. The axe may have some flaws, but these are far outweighed by its advantages. Mine arrived with good fitting head, and only required a little work to get a razor sharp working edge. Advantages; lightweight, so it packs easy. The length of shaft, although some prefer to shorten it, it is good for extra "purchase". If you want a shorter handle, just change your grip further up the shaft. The length of the cutting edge may be small, but it is effective enough with a practised swing, for splitting and cutting larger timber than you'd expect, assisted by the curved cutting edge. Definitely worth getting a proper fitting sheath to avoid accidents while carrying. I have ground the cheeks on my axe head slightly making it much easier for shaving /carving wood, If you carry all your gear on your back, this axe, and the CRKT Wood Chogan are well worth considering. I chose the Cold Steel for the slightly longer shaft.

  • 2
    Myth Making Made Steel

    Posted by Old Dog on 7th Sep 2017

    You realise your naivety when the 'Taiwan' etched into the heavily painted head appears more permanent than the sticker which proclaims 'the American tomahawk company,' The shaft of the helve is damaged in an attempt to make it fit the head and then grub screwed to make it stay in place. Of course you expected this to be something of a project but scandinavian tools have spoiled you and this item was not ' that cheap.' Then you pry off the soft clear cover to reveal no edge at all and a grind that will not be sharpened until the paint is stripped. For a little less than half the cost of a small Swedish axe this hawk is only worth the outlay for the sake of novelty or the romance of a time long past.

  • 5
    Cold Steel Trail Hawk - Excellent

    Posted by David Lukeus on 14th Oct 2015

    Hi all, I thought I'd leave a review for this excellent little Hawk, having read the previous reviews I was a little worried about its quality, but like many others I wanted something to put my own input into. Having taken a chance and placed my order and received it the next working day as with all my orders, Top marks to Heinnie as always, it arrived well packaged and I must say the quality was much better than I expected

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