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PROOF of Life Axe

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Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research teamed up to create the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe. The PROOF of Life Axe combines Hoback's extensive experience in knife-making and PROOF Research's advances in incorporating aerospace-grade carbon fiber into products for improvement.

Hoback said:

“This was a unique collaboration,” stated Hoback, who describes his design as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe, and 1/3 ultra-light axe. “PROOF Research supplied the technology expertise and composite materials. Their design input was simple and concise: ‘In terms of fighting functionality, materials, and overall design – produce the highest-performance axe regardless of cost.' Mission accomplished.”

Jake Hoback

Derek McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer for PROOF Research stated:

“Our customers fit into one or both of two niches,” said Derek McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer for PROOF Research, “those whose profession requires the absolute highest performance, and those who demand the very best and are willing to make that investment. The PROOF of Life axe is a fit for both of those customers and also happens to be a very nice collectible for die-hard fans of both Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research.”


About the PROOF of Life Axe

MSRP: $750
Made from: CNC-machined solid S7 tool steel
Weight: 18 ounces
The Edge: The top bevel is ground for hard chopping, while the bottom edge has a shallower grind for precise slicing and detail work
Incorporating Carbon Fiber: The axe's scales utilize PROOF Research carbon fiber technology, which is bound with high-temperature resin for extreme durability. While chopping and slicing, the transfer of harmonics to the users hand reduced thanks to the fiber grain's direction being parallel to the hand.
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About Jake Hoback: Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Since then the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry leader in the manufacture of premium knives and axes.

About PROOF Research: PROOF Research is a science-driven manufacturer of lightweight precision rifle systems, record-breaking steel barrels and carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. The company's Advanced Composites Division develops next-generation materials to produce innovative weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness.

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