"CRKT 2725 Kangee T-hawk: Strength comes in Small Packages!"

    When the CRKT 2725 Kangee T-Hawk first arrived I was immediately surprised by how lightweight it was. And as any good soldier knows, weight is a HUGE factor in any combat loadout. Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tomahawks designed the Kangee to be small, lightweight, yet powerful… and this design has delivered! This T-Hawk only weighs 1.5 lbs. with the majority of the weight concentrated in the axe head and upper handle area. This weight is important to the function of the axe as a tool, and conversely, as a weapon.  

    The model CRKT sent me was the version with the spike instead of the hammer. The Spike affords various options for piercing when needed and whatever is needed. The axe head comes sharp enough to chop with. Although it is not "razor sharp", it is not supposed to be. A razor edge can have a tendency to chip or even fold over like the 'wire edge' thats created when sharpening a blade. An Axe is not meant to have that type of edge, it's meant to have more of a convex/flat edge, which the Kangee offers up quite well.

    The Kydex sheath that comes with the Kangee is also molded quite well… its affords the user multiple options for carry. It comes with the strap buckle system for retention, and an additional strap that can be used to carry the axe in a variety of ways including a "shoulder harness" carry style when used correctly. The "Zytel" (Glass-Filled Nylon) Handles are grippy and felt comfortable enough in hand when chopping, though some athletic tape wouldn't hurt too. When chopping anything, for an extended period of time, your hands will want some "give" to the gripping surface.

    The SK5 Carbon Steel Blade holds an edge nicely and stands up to a decent amount of work before re-sharpening is needed, With full-tang construction and the almost 1/4" thick steel, the Kangee makes for a tough package. The actually sharp edge runs from the bottom on about 1" of the 'beard', up across the axe head itself, then travels along the 'spine' of the axe head and then to the tip of the spike. Most of the sharp areas are self-explanatory, but I am not 100% sure why the 'spine' of the blade is sharp. I'm certain Ryan Johnson had  reasons for this design feature, as did CRKT. If anyone would like to write in an give us some insight, feel free.
    So there you have it, the CRKT Kangee T-Hawk…Dynamite in a small package!! If you're looking for a Tomahawk in a small, ready to rock package, look no further. A Special thanks to Lindsey Phelps at the CRKT Marketing dept for all her help.  

The Specs on the Kangee are as follows:
- Overall Length: 13.75 inches
- Weight: 1 lb. 8.4 ounces
- Length: 2.93 inches
- Thickness: 0.23 inches
- Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
- Blade-HRC: 54-55
- Finish: Black Powder Coat
- Grind: Flat
- Style: Axe Edge Front with Spike
- Edge: Plain
- Material: Glass Filled Nylon; EDM Finish
- Carry System: Black Kydex Sheath with Molle Clip Platform
- Weight: 3.6 ounces

Thank you for watching. Chief OUT.