The Lock-Slot 8 Forcible Entry Axe is a perfectly balanced Force Axe in the hands of a firefighter for striking the MAXIMUS Forcible Entry Halligan Bar. The Lock-Slot 8 features a drop forged head of high carbon steel, rockwell heat-treated and coated with anti-rust zinc plate. The "marrying slots" lock the MAXIMUS or the Pro Bar to the axe for easy carry by one hand - no straps needed. To quickly release from the married position, simply tap the handle on any surface. The Lock-Slot 8 has a yellow triple strength 36" long, fiberglass handle with a deer's hoof knurled bottom and a Thermo rubber grip. An added overstrike at the head helps measure where your hand should be placed when striking an iron.