Old school throwing axe based on the Franks style for throwing and hand to hand combat. This tempered high carbon steel tomahawk doubles as a pretty good chopper as well.
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Tempered High Carbon Steel
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Premium A Grade Straight Grain American Hickory Wood
Why Buy Our Francisca Throwing Axe?
Old school throwing axe based on the Franks style for throwing and hand to hand combat. This tempered high carbon steel tomahawk doubles as a pretty good chopper as well. It's lightweight, designed for throwing, and looks as "bad" as it sounds.
- Sharpened Blade Edge
- Balanced for Throwing
- Tempered High Carbon Steel Blade
- Premium A Grade Straight Grain Hickory Wood Handle
Accessories for this Hawk:
Extra Handles That Fit This Hawk:
- 19 inch Hickory Throwing Tomahawk Handles (#HD101)
- 19 inch Walnut Stained Hickory Handles (SKU # HD103)
History of the Francisca AxeThe Francisca Throwing Axe is often called simply the "Francisca" or "Francesca" because of it's Frankish history. The Franks (forerunner of the French of today) created the Francesca as a battle axe for both hand to hand combat and throwing. It is estimated that it was originally designed before 400AD. It was used quite heavily from the period of 400AD to 800AD.
About The American Hickory Wood Handles:
You know what they say about Hickory right? It is "time tested and logger approved"! American Hickory is the most sought after wood material to use for your axes and tomahawks. All the premium Swedish and German axe makers import American Hickory for their handles and proudly advertise it. We selected Hickory because it will take more abuse than maple or birch or ash. And on top of that, it is much more affordable.
Basic Facts of American Hickory
- Hickory Is Ergonomically Better For Comfort And Stress Reduction
- Hickory logs produce the best handles and are selected for their heavy weight, and straight grain.
- The U.S. Forest Products Lab has found no difference in white or red hickory's strength. Therefore, the best hickory handles may be white, red or a mixture of both.
- Hickory is a natural shock absorber and has excellent strength for tool handles.
Why Straight Grained Wood
Grain refers to the direction of the "veins" of the wood. Wood will split easier if you are cutting in the direction of the grain. When chopping wood you try to cut along the grain to split the wood. If you were to use cross grain handles it just wouldn't make sense for throwing (they would break much easier). By selling only straight grain handles we are offering you the most durable handles available.
Why Wax Coated Handles?
Our handles are unique to our tomahawks. They are sanded smooth and then given a wax coating. This wax coating prolongs the life of your tomahawk handle, provides a more secure grip, and prevents splintering for an extended period.
More About Throwing Tomahawks
Tomahawks are increasing in popularity among outdoor enthusiasts. This increased awareness is due in part to the Boy Scouts of America and their desire to teach the scouts worthwhile and exciting activities. Throwing a tomahawk is safe and easy when performed properly and under the right supervision. Visit our education section for more information on safely throwing tomahawks.
More About Thrower Supply Brand
Thrower supply is a throwing tomahawk manufacturer that offers uniquely hand forged throwing tomahawks. They supply hawks to throwers across the world. For quality throwing tomahawks at affordable prices, Thrower Supply is the ideal brand of tomahawk!
Size & Length
Recommended Hawks (by SKU)
12 & Under
Teens & Women
Medium Hawks (18"-19")
Large Hawks (19")
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its so subtle that unless you knew you purchased a Francisca you would not be able to tell it from another throwing axe. additionally and most importantly the eye of the axe head has part jutting out that with every hit carve away the handle, and the handle only fits at all with wood chips on either side witch due to the shape of the eye either fall out within two throws or move to the front and get carved by the axe head chipping into the handle severely. i had to sand out the eye so it didn't keep digging into my handle and after every single throw have to tap the handle onto the head with the help of wood chips on either side to make it fit and its overly difficult to use.
Good temper...sticks well. Shape not quite accurate nor is straight handle but a great buy