CRKT Birler Axe



Forged to keep you from being SOL in a FOB. The Birler™ tactical pack axe is light enough to cut down on pack weight, yet it’s still burly enough to get everything you need done on a mission. 

Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina knows a thing or two about axes and life in the battle theater. He spent a fair bit of time in Vietnam. Today, in the Forged By War® program, he’s applying his 40 years of blacksmith experience as well as techniques from thousands of years ago to create exceptional tools such as the Birler™. 

This is an axe that won’t go AWOL on you when you need to break down doors, build floors and take down tall trees to rescue a fellow soldier. The blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and is virtually indestructible. Just like those who use it. The sturdy Tennessee hickory handle ensures that the Birler™ won’t fold on you when the fighting gets tough. 

Looking at the Birler™ you’d be amazed that it’s such a heavy weight when it comes to work, yet such a lightweight when it comes to carrying it into battle. 

If you’re fighting to reduce every ounce as you head into battle, carry the Birler™ in your hand.


  • Compact Pack Axe
  • 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Tennessee Hickory Handle


  • Blade Length: 5.165" (131.19 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Axe
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon, 50-55 HRC
  • Blade Finish: Clear
  • Blade Thickness: 1.113" (28.27 mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
  • Handle: Hickory
  • Style: Axe
  • Overall Length: 16" (406.4 mm)

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