The limited edition PROOF of Life Axe has just released from Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research. The two companies collaborated to create what is described as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe, and 1/3 ultra-light axe.
The PROOF of Life is CNC-machined from solid S7 tool steel. Recesses and skeletonized cutouts reduce weight to a perfectly balanced 18 ounces, while internal structural webbing and radiused corners keep the design strong enough for heavy use. The head bevels feature scalloped channels to guide the axe into the target and to reduce the risk of glancing blows.The top of the edge is bevel ground for hard chopping, with a shallower grind on the bottom edge for precise slicing and detail work.
Its scales were created from aerospace-grade carbon fiber bound with high-temperature resin for maximum toughness. The fiber grain direction is also parallel to the handle for structural integrity and to reduce the transfer of impact harmonics to the hand.