The most versatile, useful, dependable and deadly axe that I have ever purchased! Field tested it the same day that I have received it and was amazed with it's excellent quality. I smashed 2 cinder blocks and pierced 5 tin cans with the hawk only losing some of the surface paint and keeping the edge true and unblemished. This is a devastating weapon to weld against any adversary/ies. I highly recommend this cold steel masterpiece, you will not be sorry!