This Cold Steel Axe Gang Hatchet trainer is manufactured by Cold Steel for training purposes. The Hatchets were discovered by the Romans who believed in practicing swords on a heavier and longer tool, which is not dangerous like a usual sword. This was done to ensure that the swordsmen did not get hurt while practicing. The length of this tool is 20 ½ inches and weighs 20.3 oz. it is made up of high quality Polypropylene and is a very close replica of a sword. They are cut and stiff resistance and do not even break, which add on to the benefits.