A new way to handle modern firefighting with roots deeply embedded in tradition. We looked at the core jobs encountered on the fire ground and developed a tool that not only addressed the demands of the tasks to be performed, but perform them with efficiency and speed. Giving you more energy, time, and creativity to get in, get out, and get the job done.
Thin axe blade and angled cutting edge allows axe to penetrate and cut a variety of materials
Long neck receives fiberglass core and acts as strike protection
Adz is thin to get between the door and the jam. Long enough to reach behind the door.
Textured adz to give extra contact grip
The adz has a chiseled edge for purchases and cutting
Multiple attachment points accommodate carabiners as well as rope and webbing
Shaped for comfort
Durable and hefty to act as a striking end and a fulcrum to the forks
Forked ends are tapered for purchase ease and textured for contact grip
Spacing on the forks will accommodate different size shut-offs from multiple angles
Attachment point receives carabiner
Weighted for strength as well as aiding in balancing the axe to lessen fatigue
Attached to head and foot with NUPLA bond
Fiberglass core is 10x stronger than wood
Molded plastic overpack with ergonomic comfort for less hand fatigue and ease of grip
Having the pleasure to use this tool I can honestly say that it is a solid tool with great craftsmanship. The limitations of this tool is up to your imagination, you can pry, cut, and strike with it. Being an FGS instructor in my department I know the importance of a good interior tool for both forcing entry and egress and this is the tool. I've used this tool to blast through drywall, lath and plaster, it's great for popping holes in ceilings to see if there's any fire above you, i've even trained with it as an anchor for bailing out above ground as a last resort. This is a great axe that can get the job done from forcing entry to overhaul to possibly saving your life with forcing egress.
The Thunderbolt is the most versatile axe out there. Multiple uses built into a well designed and durable axe.
As a Firefighter It is important to carry the right tool for the job. The Thunderbolt Axe is like no other I have ever used. The versatility of the tool allows me to accomplish almost every job on the fire ground.
I've been a firefighter for 8 years. The past 2 years, I've carried the Thunderbolt Axe rather than the traditional pick head axe. The versatility of the Thunderbolt on the fire ground makes it second to none. The fork end at the bottom of the handle allows one to punch holes in the ceiling without the need of a pike pole for a quick look or to shutoff gas/water/utilities. It comes with carabiner-sized holes built into each end of the axe to repel in an emergency. It's my tool of choice to place in my scabbard.