The Raptor is our smaller axe, with the 4140 alloy steel head weighing in at 3lbs, this option on a stout 28″ hickory handle.
After perfecting hatchets, we’ve decided to take on something a little bigger that has been conspicuously absent from the marketplace. An American-made, full size axe that can fill the #1 spot as the best in the world. Take a look at our selection and give one a try, and you will not be disappointed! Using the same approach we took in redesigning the hammer and hatchet, we’ve finally arrived at an amazing tool that works the way it’s intended to.
Finished with a polyurethane clear coat. The poly coat seals the open cells, repels water, and keeps the handle from shrinking, but it much easier to maintain. It's pretty much one and done, and doesn't attract dust and dirt like the oil does.Some people claim that the poly finish causes blisters and makes for a slick handle if your hands get sweaty. However, I've used poly finish on my hammers and axes for 25 years, and never once lost my grip on it.The cure for blisters is calluses.