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RMJ Berserker Axe

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by JackHammer, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. JackHammer

    JackHammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    After reading positive reviews, I decided to get one of these bad boys. RMJ didn't have the Hyena Brown G-10 version, but Blade HQ did so I ordered there. Today, a week later, it showed up. After spending time admiring it, I decided to give it a test run. Planning a barbecue this weekend, I had some chunks of hickory that usually get split up by my Wetterlings Forest Axe, but today the Berserker would get first crack at it. In no time at all, the hickory was reduced and the Berserker was still as sharp as when I first took it out of the box.
    I'm very happy with my purchase and can say this axe is definitely a keeper. Berserker - hickory 2.JPG Berserker - hickory 3.JPG
  2. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I’ve always liked the style of that one and wondered how it’d perform.
    It looks like it’s working well for you, congrats on the new hawk.
    I’ve had 4 RMJ hawks, a Shrike and 3 different Jenny Wrens ( an original, a second gen spike with the half circle cut outs under the beard and spike, and finally a hammer poll model ).
    I’ve been more than satisfied with every one of them and amazed at how they perform. I’ve busted up glass and cut wood, and bone with them. I don’t think I’ll be going into the woods without one anytime soon.
    Your pics make me want a Berserker to mess around with, thanks for sharing

    Have fun with that beast.
  3. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    Very nice. What steel?
  4. JackHammer

    JackHammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Thanks for the replies gentlemen, I'm quite satisfied with the performance and look forward to getting much use out of this axe. Knife Center carries a leather sheath for the Berserker so I ordered one on Friday as I prefer leather to the kydex one. I'll post pictures here after it arrives to show how it looks.
    The steel used is 80CRV2.
  5. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I had a winkler in that steel , it was very nice.
    My Wren is 4140, I may move it along and replace it with one in the 80CRV2 since I’ve heard such good things about it.
  6. JackHammer

    JackHammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Today I received the leather sheath and poll cover made by Chattanooga Leatherworks. All sharp edges are securely covered and using an old belt loop I bought years ago from 2Hawks, I can carry on my belt should I choose to do so. SAM_0300.JPG SAM_0303.JPG
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  7. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    That’s a really nice set up, it’d be pretty handy for bumming around in the woods.
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  8. Amurr

    Amurr Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Too heavy for a hiking/camping hawk???
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  9. Dingle1911


    Nov 28, 2005
    It is 40.5 oz with kydex so I would consider it too heavy, but with that weight comes a lot of cutting ability.
  10. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Yes, because there's so much weight in that full tang handle. You get way more bang per pound with a little Fiskars with its hollow plastic handle and all the weight in the head were it can do some good. Even a standard hickory handled hatchet will easily outperform this tool pound for pound when it comes to camping tasks. The Berserker would stand up to demolition work much better than those other tools. A place for everything.
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