CRKT Cimbri Axe



Ancient form meets contemporary function. With deep roots in 8th century weaponry, the Cimbri two-handed camp axe mimics lines, balance, and heft of its medieval counterpart. But unlike the Frankish axe, its primary adversary is a stout log. 


  • Hot forged 1055 carbon steel is tough and durable
  • Black magnesium phosphate coating on the head provides corrosion resistance
  • Tennessee Hickory handle to head ratio is well balanced for extended use in the field


  • Blade Length: 4.094" (103.99 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Axe
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Magnesium Phosphate Coating
  • Blade Thickness: 1.258" (31.95 mm)
  • Overall Length: 26" (660.4 mm)
  • Weight: 2.05 lb (0.93 kg)
  • Handle: Tennessee Hickory
  • Style: Axe

The story behind the CRKT Cimbri Axe:

Veteran and designer Elmer Roush was perusing the weapons collection in the British Museum when he was struck by an ancient Frankish axe. Inspired by the flawless intersection of artful lines and powerful usability, he set out to create a modern camp and mission-ready version and name it after the Germanic people that challenged the ancient Roman Republic. The result: a hot-forged carbon steel axe head sculpted for a balanced swing and a deep bite. Paired with the ergonomic Tennessee hickory handle, it’s ready to do right by its heritage.

An ancient axe paved the way for the contemporary powerhouse that is the Cimbri.

Elmer Roush - Brasstown, North Carolina

Elmer has spent his fair share of time on the battlefield. But these days, what really gives him excitement is battling hot steel with a hammer as a blacksmith. He enjoys hand forging functional edged tools and brings over 40 years of experience to the Forged By War™ program. Axes, froes, hatchets, and historical replicas, such as Viking axes, are his specialty. Though his designs look modern, they’re actually based on tools and implements that go back thousands of years.

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