The Cold 90N Norse Hawk axe is an axe with an American hickory handle. It is made of good quality steel which gives its strength, agility and flexibility. The American Hickory Handle axes were known to be used by the Native Americans. Hickory is a type of tree and the Cold 90N Norse Hawk Axe uses the wood from a Hickory tree to make the handle. Hickory wood is very light in weight but it is quite strong and is not easily breakable. The light weight handle of this axe makes it easy for you to take a big swing.