Veteran designed, tested, and approved. CRKT's Elmer Roush spent 18 months in Vietnam. So when his vision for a new axe comes to fruition, it's inspired by more than just aesthetics. The Pack Axe is refined down to the most minute details and wilderness ready on every level.Read more
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.