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IRON FOX AXE

Part Number Iron Fox Axe
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The most modern and innovative axe design on the market, it totally redefines the ability and durability of an axe.

The axe has been at the fireman’s side as a tool of choice from the very beginning and has become a symbol of the fire service. Over the years, as building construction and materials have changed to create more challenging obstacles the fire axe design has remained the same. Because of this new tools have been created to overcome the shortcomings of a traditional axe. The Breach Axe by Iron Fox Axes has been purposefully designed and built to take on anything in your path, bringing the axe back to the forefront of fire ground operations and preserving the tradition of the fire axe it a modern form for generations to come. Elegant, powerful and destructive the Breach Axe will revolutionize your view of what a fire axe can do.

The patented cutting edge

The top of the blade is raised higher and pitched forward to cut with less effort and quickly create openings and purchase points. At the tip it tapers to the cutting surface from back to front much like a traditional axe but its edge is ground like a chisel which can withstand much more abuse than a traditional blade edge before becoming damaged. As the blade extends downward it sweeps backward to complement the natural arc of your swing, reducing feedback into the handle and delivering more energy to the target. The extended beard of the blade guards against overstrikes and creates a longer cut while the flat on the bottom of the beard lets you pull wet drywall and sheeting in panels without pulling through. As the blade stretches downward it becomes wider and heavier. This added weight allows you to generate more usable energy and because of the patented design you will never have to fight a stuck blade again. The axe simply breaks an opening the width of the tool and it will easily slide out after every hit no matter how deep you bury it. At the thickest point of the blade we maintained an edge that directs the force to a very small contact area, multiplying the force and focusing it to the centerline of the blade for stability and breaking power. By directing the force at specific angles away from that contact point the blade will cause fractures and tears and will break through with much less effort. Where other tools will fail the Breach axe will succeed.

The Flat Head

The blade of the Breach axe is engineered to be extremely destructive and shouldn’t be used to strike anything you don’t want damaged. For this reason Iron Fox Axes has created a flat head version of the Breach axe. When we created the flat head Breach axe we took steps to maintain the same properties that made the original Breach axe feel and function correctly. Making sure the weight and balance was identical to the original, we took the material originally used in the pick and added it to the rear of the axe to increase the mass and striking area. In addition to adding stock to rear and making the flat surface wider we added a slight radius to back of the axe. The radius improves the angle of impact and helps you to strike your target more squarely. This reduces the chance of deflection and virtually eliminates feedback into the handle.

The Pick

There is more than meets the eye in the patented design of the pick. The two sweeping angles of the pick were designed to complement the natural arc of your swing, optimizing force and penetration while eliminating handle kick and vibration caused by poor geometry. To make sure the pick sticks when needed the taper of the pick is a progressively increasing rectangle from tip to tang. This geometry also allows the pick to release easily when wanted with a small rotation of the handle. The end of the pick is ground to a chisel point for tip retention and penetration.

The steel

There is more to the design of the axe than just the shape, we use a better grade of steel and it does make a difference. The better the steel, the more versatile the axe becomes. The laws of physics are universal and just as a diamond can cut glass the harder and stronger a steel is the more materials it can cut without deforming, even other steels. The breach axe is made from one of the hardest, toughest tool steels ever created, and is so tough after the heat treatment process is completed that it is unworkable with conventional tooling. The technology of the steel, in combination with the geometry of the design, creates a powerful and nearly indestructible tool. At over twice the strength of a conventional axe it will defeat anything you challenge it with and will be able to be passed down for generations to come. This is innovation and tradition masterfully combined to create the most versatile fire axe ever made.

When it comes to the handles, as with everything else we make, only the best will do.

Traditional Tennessee hickory

The wooden handle is made by American craftsmen of the finest 2nd growth Tennessee Hickory. The hickory used for the handles is blemish free pure white hickory, water starved, to bring the grain closer together, and fire hardened to temper the wood, creating the toughest wooden handles anywhere. And it’s attached to the head not with a single wedge, like most axes, but four! One lateral wood wedge and three additional metal wedges work together to brace the head in all dimensions. Frankly, if you ever want to replace the handle, you’ll have to drill out the old one.

High-performance fiberglass. (available in black or brown)

The fiberglass haft was designed to look and feel as much like a traditional wooden handle as possible while possessing all the strength and durability that fiberglass handles are known for. It’s pressure rated at 1,200 lbs and is so firmly epoxied to the head that it simply won’t come off. Plus its textured grip, short throat, and “fawn’s foot” knob provides a firm, non-slip grip, even with wet gloves. Strong and maintenance free these handles will last a lifetime.

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  • Weight 7.5lbs
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