The axe head on the Condor Tool & Knife Cloudburst Axe is made from forged 1060 high carbon steel and is heat treated and annealed to about 50-55 Rockwell hardness. The natural finish is a bare metal look that has the appeal of a well worn pair of jeans. There is special treatment over the top of the blade to help repel rust. The American Hickory handle is strong and gives the axe an ancient look. The included sheath is made from high quality, heavy duty, handcrafted leather.
Joe Flowers is responsible for many of the interesting blade designs throughout the Condor lineup. Joe writes for a myriad of magazines and publications, and contributes regularly to the outdoor community, concentrating in woodcraft and primitive living. His knowledge of outdoor gear led to consulting on equipment design and function for many companies. Joe holds a degree in Zoology with a minor in Entomology, and researches heavily into all things outdoors. Joe Flowers also teaches outdoor skills and survival classes around the US. Locally, he teaches fitness, martial arts, and organizes youth summer camps in his spare time. Joe is an avid naturalist, hunter, fisherman, herpetologist, videographer, beekeeper, knife thrower, guide, and regularly travels internationally in search of knife knowledge and unique animals. You can find Condor on Joe's side when he is deep in the Amazonian rain forest, or high in the deserts of Utah.