Historically, the superior reach and armor-shattering force of the Pole Axe was the great equalizer between the common foot soldier and the terrifying juggernaut that was the Knight on horseback. Surprisingly deft in the hand, Cold Steel’s Pole Axe is expertly drop forged from 1055 carbon steel. The sharp axe blade and sturdy hammer head are differentially heat treated, leaving the “business” ends of the Pole Axe hard, and the body a little softer to absorb shock and impact. Our tough American Ash handles are then further reinforced with heat treated black steel langettes. Cold Steel has created a modern monster with power the likes of which has not been seen on the battlefield since the dark ages!