Rescue Axe with Rubber and Caswell Finish (Gen 2)
Product Description for Rescue Axe with Rubber and Caswell Finish (Gen 2)
Maker: Winkler II (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94548
Total length: 16.00 in.
Item weight: 37.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 54 oz.
Blade: S7 tool steel with a non-glare Caswell finish
Handle: Rubber set on a full tang
Sheath: Felt lined Kydex carrier with nylon belt hanger
Description: Mastersmith Daniel Winkler created the Winkler II line in 2010. It is an alternate approach to an established tradition. Winkler Knives II is the result of processes Daniel Winkler developed over the past few years in order to provide axes and knives to teams within United States Army Special Operations and US Naval Special Warfare. Each piece in this collection bears the Winkler Knives II touchmark.
This axe was developed for a military rescue/extraction team to meet their need for a tool that can be used when power tools either fail or are unavailable. Its purpose is to remove survivors, casualties and sensitive equipment from crashed aircraft and ground vehicles. Designed for cutting metal, the blade will not hang in sheet metal. The tapered tang enhances power in a stroke and distributes the majority of the weight to the head making it possible to cut or break through cross beams. The axe features a point on the back of the head that serves a "glass breaker", as well as a hole punch for creating an entry point for the "can opener" on the end of the handle. The rubber handle provides a secure grip in wet or dry conditions, as well as excellent shock-absorption. Functioning as a portable "Jaws of Life" this extraction tool has proven its effectiveness to law enforcement, first responders and rescue workers, as well as to the team for which it was designed. Includes a felt lined, Kydex carrier with nylon webbing belt hanger.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 months