The Patriot is typical of the all-purpose fighting and utility axe of the Viking period. It has pronounced "ears" flanking the handle that were common on Viking axes. The blade has a pronounced upsweep for good throwing capability. The head weighs approximately 15 1/2 ounces. The Patriot is completed with an 18" American Hickory wood handle and leather sheath. These hawks come ready to use and with Tyler Gunworks excellent case colored finish, a nice long hickory handle and blade guard.