Vietnam Veteran Elmer Roush designed the CRKT Birler Compact Pack Axe to be light enough to cut down on weight, yet istill burly enough to get everything you need done on a mission. He’s applied his 40 years of blacksmith experience, as well as, techniques from thousands of years ago to create exceptional tools like the Birler. The blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and is virtually indestructible. The sturdy Tennessee hickory handle ensures that it won't fold on you when you need it most. You’ll be amazed that this axe is such a heavy-weight when it comes to work and such a light-weight when it comes to carrying it. Use this tough tool for missions or the outdoors!