Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina knows a thing or two about axes and life in the battle theater. He spent a fair bit of time in Vietnam. Today, in the Forged By War® program, he’s applying his 40 years of blacksmith experience as well as techniques from thousands of years ago to create exceptional tools such as the Birler™.
This is an axe that won’t go AWOL on you when you need to break down doors, build floors and take down tall trees to rescue a fellow soldier. The blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and is virtually indestructible. Just like those who use it. The sturdy Tennessee hickory handle ensures that the Birler™ won’t fold on you when the fighting gets tough.
Looking at the Birler™ you’d be amazed that it’s such a heavy weight when it comes to work, yet such a lightweight when it comes to carrying it into battle.
If you’re fighting to reduce every ounce as you head into battle, carry the Birler™ in your hand.
- Compact Pack Axe
- 1055 Carbon Steel
- Tennessee Hickory Handle
- Blade Length 5.165" (131.19 mm)
- Blade Edge Axe
- Blade Steel 1055 Carbon, 50-55 HRC
- Blade Finish Clear
- Blade Thickness 1.113" (28.27 mm)
- Weight 1 lb 13 oz
- Handle Hickory
- Style Axe
- Overall Length 16" (406.4 mm)