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.
In an effort to offer the MT-1 to match FDE equipment we found Cerakote® to be the best colored coating for abrasion and corrosion resistance. Cerakote® is a polymer-ceramic composite paint, and as applied on the MT-1 (greater than 1.0 mil film thickness) can resist over 1500 hours of 5% Salt Spray.
Widely used as a firearms coating, its high adhesion (ASTM D3359 4B), high hardness (ASTM D3363 8H), and high impact resistance (ASTM D2794 60/4 inch-lbs) make it the best colored coating we could find. If you need your hawk to match your FDE gear, there is no better coating available.
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.