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With deep roots in 8th century weaponry, the Cimbri™ two-handed camp axe mimics lines, balance, and heft of its medieval counterpart. But unlike the Frankish axe, its primary adversary is a stout log.
- Hot forged 1055 carbon steel is tough and durable
- Black magnesium phosphate coating on the head provides corrosion resistance
- Tennessee Hickory handle to head ratio is well balanced for extended use in the field
|Blade Length||4.094" (103.99 mm)|
|Blade Steel||1055 Carbon Steel|
|Blade Finish||Magnesium Phosphate Coating|
|Blade Thickness||1.258" (31.95 mm)|
|Overall Length||26" (660.4 mm)|
|Weight||2.05 lb (0.93 kg)|
Veteran and designer Elmer Roush was perusing the weapons collection in the British Museum when he was struck by an ancient Frankish axe. Inspired by the flawless intersection of artful lines and powerful usability, he set out to create a modern camp and mission-ready version and name it after the Germanic people that challenged the ancient Roman Republic. The result: a hot-forged carbon steel axe head sculpted for a balanced swing and a deep bite. Paired with the ergonomic Tennessee hickory handle, it’s ready to do right by its heritage.
An ancient axe paved the way for the contemporary powerhouse that is the Cimbri™.
About the Forged By War® Program
In 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 (PTS).
To help 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 in the battlefield.
CRKT® cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, we launched the Forged By War® program.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War®. Learn more here.
Elmer Roush's charity of choice for this tool is the Green Beret Foundation.
*Although we know the temptation is great, we do not advise throwing this specific tool for safety and potential void of warranty reasons.
Brasstown, North Carolina
Elmer has spent his fair share of time on the battlefield. But these days, what really gives him excitement is battling hot steel with a hammer as a blacksmith. He enjoys hand forging functional edged tools and brings over 40 years of experience to the Forged By War™ program. Axes, froes, hatchets, and historical replicas, such as Viking axes, are his specialty. Though his designs look modern, they’re actually based on tools and implements that go back thousands of years.