To the content  To the main menu

Throwing axe made of mild steel or spring steel?

Vrhací sekera sekery

We offer throwing axes from both steel grades. How do their properties differ?

Throwing axe made of spring steel

Such axes are more resistant and can be thrown not only on special targets, but also on wooden boards made of soft solid wood. However, when you hit a knot the blade tip can bend. The grinding work is made after the heat treatment, the cutting edges are therefore nice silvery. Further surfaces get a typical dark metal color, as it is usual after tempering and annealing. These parts are left untreated, only slightly oiled.

Can the spring-steel-ax get bent?

I decided to try this. I have leaned a this whole-steel-throwing-axe on a ca 12cm high step and stepped on it with all my weight (about 95kg). The ax bent only a little. I assume the angle bent to just about 5°. This is all right according our blacksmith. The steel cannot be quenched too hard (in our case approx. 53 HRC), that steel would be too brittle. If it is tempered correctly, it is tough/resilient - and it can be bent under extreme stress (as in my test) - but does not break!

Throwing axe of mild steel

The mild steel (construction steel) is not heat-treated, so it is quite soft - can easily be bent and the material gets blunt quickly when used. You can throw such axes only on special foam targets. It has to be admitted that this type of steel does not hold out much. The material is cheaper and it can only be recommended as a disposable one-time axe or as a decoration.

Can steel be cut off with a good knife?

I tested it myself again. I took a knife with a blade that is hardened to about 64 HRC and it can really cut shavings! The layman might be surprised, but it is a natural phenomenon. Generally, with a harder material you can cut the softer one. And this also applies to steel!

If you want to repeat my test, take e.g. a cheap Snap-off Blade Utility Knives and save your expensive good knife to cut something more delicate. It could come to harm in this extreme test!

Periods: Axes

Like this article? Share

Comments (0)

Recommended products

Similar articles

  • Vikinské zbraně Vikings arms

    The Vikings were Germanic tribes based in northern Europe, the ancestors of present day Norwegians, Swedes and Danes. In early medieval times they became known as severe and feared warriors who savagely fought in many victorious campaigns spreading from Britain to Italy or even Ukraine. Weapons played important role in lives of the Norse people who had combat in their blood and sometimes did not hesitate to brawl like wild animals for respect and glory.

  • kovárna What is the difference between normal and forged sword blade?

    The 54SiCr6 spring steel from which the sword blades are produced, have a high fatigue resistance. The chromium and silicon alloyed steel has high stability, hardness and abrasion resistance. A mold is filled with a prescribed composition of metals and these are then melted into an ingot in the steelworks. It is then rolled out to the required steel thickness. During hot rolling, the material becomes compact or denser (the crystalline structure is homogenized).

  • Battlecry weapons Battle-ready Weapons, Series BATTLECRY

    The Battlecry series of historical swords, daggers and axes was developed in collaboration with John Clements. His knowledge of historical swordsmanship and martial arts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance is unsurpassed!

  • Polámaný meč Instruction manual to practical bladed weapons

    These instructions describe the way to handle safely with cold weapons as well as the way to maintain them properly. Speaking about bladed weapons, we mean by this term stabbing and cutting weapons such as, for example, sword, rapier, dagger and hunting knife. Weapons are made of spring steel (CSN Standard No. 413180, 14260 and 15260.)

We take care of our customers, their questions of all kinds are answered

Your questions help us to improve. What is as clear as a day for someone, can be for another an interesting novelty. Do not be afraid to ask questions. We are here for you! What we do not know ourselves, we discuss with experts with whom we work closely. The most frequent questions are published here. Your curiosity is appreciated!

  • Do you like shopping with free shipping? If you purchased for at least € 900, you will receive a free delivery to France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Poland!

    Free delivery on orders over 900€

  • Is it necessary to deliver the goods quickly? If you manage to place your order of in-stock items by 11.00 am and pay, it will be despatched on the same day. Delivery time within Europe take about 2-5 business days.

    Fast delivery for orders by 11:00 AM

  • Does the delivered size not fit? We exchange the goods within 14 days for another size free of charge. You pay only the shipping.

    Exchange of size within 14 days for free

  • Many of our products are not available anywhere else. These are unique replicas of museum exemplars, designs of ours or our customers.

    Unique items exclusive production

  • Are you looking for a specific replica that cannot be obtained anywhere, compile a maximum of technical specifications and contact us, we'll have a look at it!

    Custom-made and made-to-measure

Choose a language

Choose a currency