Black Bird Battle Axe

The DS&S Black Bird Battle Axe is the ultimate door-kicker tool for the modern battlefield, inspired by a Viking design that is ages old.


The beard of the axe was used in ancient times to rip away the opponent's sheild. The smaller spiked blade on the reverse side was used to slash at opponents, deeply penetrating armor.


These devices are just as effective on today's fields. Lesser battle axes are on the field now. This is the new king, done in ELMAX super steel, completely hand made. It comes complete with self-draining G10 DRED handles and a custom fitted concealex sheath and clip system for the modern kit.


Contact us if you want one.

For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts. 

We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.

Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments. 

Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.

We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.




5-13 Months


(yep. We are that busy)


Troops come first.


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