The design skills of martial artist Laci Szabo go far beyond knives, as evidenced by his latest creation-the SzaboHawk. A highly evolved hand axe design, the SzaboHawk is both a devastating close-combat weapon and a superbly functional tool. Its arcing full-tang handle allows a full range of hand positions to shift the focus of the blade’s cutting force from controlled, utilitarian cutting to fullpower, deep-penetration chopping. The faceted edge of the bearded head prevents the blade from binding in a target and is balanced by a streamlined hammer head on the back of the tool. Smooth G-10 scales on the handle provide an extremely comfortable, secure grip, while the exposed chisel-ground end of the tang serves doubly duty as a pry tool and focused-impact weapon. Precision machined from solid D2 tool steel, the SzaboHawk is cloaked in a durable titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating and comes complete with a molded Boltaron sheath.