Igorot axe for the modern martial artist

length: 21 1/8"
head (tip to spike): 13 1/2"
head width: 3"
shaft: 18 1/8"
weight: 1 lb 7.8 oz

1/8" thick saw-steel blade with 10" flat tang. Straight grain ash handle with long steel collar for extra strength. Differentially tempered head is softened on the back belly, hardened on the edge and spikes. Based on an original Igorot head hunter's axe, but "nastified" to more modern aesthetics. Amazingly wicked axe. There are very few pieces that inspire an "ouch!" reaction from Therion, but this is one of them. Custome made by weaponsmith Tom Hyle.