The MT-1 Tomahawk is the the result of comprehensive usage, historical, and materials research. The culmination of the development effort is a monolithic design with familiar size, unequaled durability and strength, and critical low weight. We offer only the best performing coatings, and supply the tomahawk with an edge grind possessing a fine balance between durability and sharpness.
The US Sourced, 4140 chrome-moly tool steel used is cut entirely using a CNC mill. The steel goes through three different heat treatment processes, the critical processes performed in a computer controlled vacuum furnace. Each hawk receives many hours of smoothing and finishing by hand, its why the handle has a solid grip but is not abrasive. The final step for the MT-1 is a professional sharpening, slightly concave in geometry, and an inclusive angle known for excellent edge retention. The blade is immediately dipped in corrosion preventative wax and once cooled placed in VCI paper to assure you get a perfect hawk.
After testing a tremendous number of coatings/finishes/corrosion protection methods for the MT-1 (including hard chrome, industrial chrome, trivalent chromate, hexavalent chromate, isotropic surface finishing, black oxide, manganese phosphate, zinc chromate, gas nitriding, various paints) we found the ultimate to be diamond-like carbon (DLC). DLC is a coating of amorphous carbon that has some of the properties of diamond. There are many types of DLC and Red Rock Rifleworks uses the thickest tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) coating available. This purest form of SP^3 is one of the strongest, most abrasion resistant materials known to man. We found it able to resist abrasion and corrosion better than any other tested coating and the MT-1 is one of the largest DLC coated parts commercially available (to get an even dispersion on the surface requires a VERY large ion beam deposition chamber). This is the ultimate coating for the ultimate Tomahawk.
Whether you choose the uncoated version or DLC (the toughest coating on the market), you'll have a high quality, multi functional tool you can count on for a lifetime.