I got this today so this is basically an un-boxing. There was a deals thread ---->https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/crkt-nobo-hawk-29.211712/ .... and I got it to my door for 29$ plus tax. I have three other CRKT axes and I'm very satisfied with them. I do not like the fact that they are made in taiwan.. but, I have found them to be very durable and not too hard on the eyes. The label says 1055 carbon steel, designed by Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical. That all sounds pretty good. Here it is out of the box. It is sharp. I was impressed with the edge. Not perfect but a really nice grind and I will say again it is sharp. You notice what looks like rolling of the edge some what. It is actually what ever it is coated with peeling off. There is some finish issues. The haft has been pressed. Piss poor job but a few minutes will fix it right up. This head actually wiggles a little. Not a game changer for me. Opportunity to tune it. About 19 inch OAL, weighs in at 1 3/4 lbs. Nice size. Hard to photo the grind but I was impressed. Some tinkering will only make it better. Sharp. Surprised me. That's it. I'll swing it this weekend I hope and check back in.