With superior reach and armor-shattering force, the pole axe (also called pollaxe) represented the great equalizer between the common foot soldier and the terrifying juggernaut that was the knight on horseback on the medieval battlefield. The heavy machine gun of its day, the pole axe was surprisingly deft in the hand and unstoppable.
The same attributes which made the pole axe so renowned on the battlefields of old still ring true today. Easily capable of defeating modern-day armors with the same efficiency with which it despatched the knights of old, the pole axe is a true powerhouse of performance.
Through many years of experimenting and cross-training with axes, glaives, halberds and staves from all over the world and a multitude of martial cultures, Lynn C. Thompson, founder of Cold Steel, discovered the potential of the pole weapon against a whole host of opponents, even outfitted with today's modern armors and tools. It has long remained a weapon dear to him, so he decided to unveil his own modern interpretation of this formidable tool.
Cold Steel's pole axe is expertly drop-forged from 1055 high carbon steel. The extremely sharp axe blade and tough hammer head are differentially heat- treated, leaving the ends of the weapon hard and the body a little softer to absorb shock and impact.
The tough American made ash handle is further strengthened with black steel langettes.
- Overall length: approx. 185.7 cm.
- Hawk length: approx. 26.7 cm.
- Primary Edge: approx. 17 cm.
- Handle length: approx. 183 cm.
- Blade material: 1055 high carbon.
- Handle material: ash wood.
- Weight: approx. 3090 g.
- Cold Steel Product No.: 89PA.
Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.