Total Length: 34" or 30"
Total Weight: 8lbs +/- 2oz
Face to Pick: 9.75"
Head Thickness: 1"


BADAXX, your new "go-to" tool.


The BADAXX tool has been designed to increase the efficiency of firefighters, law enforcement officers, tactical forces, and first responders to successfully perform their jobs.

This innovative tool allows its handlers to rapidly increase the speed at which they can force entry, perform demolition, operate water and gas shut-off valves, and safely rappel from elevated locations. The BADAXX tool has been designed to save the lives of those who save lives.

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Our Story

The concept of the BADAXX tool was born from the obvious necessity of its existence. With the alarming rate of first responders being injured or killed due to ever-increasing rapid fire spread, we needed a way for first responders to safely avoid being trapped inside of or on the roof of buildings and homes being consumed by fire. Scott McCann, a veteran firefighter of 30 years, decided something had to change. In 2012, McCann started designing his tool and began making wood prototypes in his family garage. After a series of prototypes his tool has developed into a game-changing invention: the BADAXX tool. This product has been engineered and tested to be an extremely efficient tool for saving the lives of victims and rescuers alike.

Our Mission

The ongoing efforts of the BADAXX tool are aimed at lowering the amount of risk involved in first responders' efforts to save lives while also increasing the speed and efficiency at which they can successfully do their jobs. 

American Made

From the very beginning of the BADAXX tool, we insisted that it be made in America or we would not make it at all! We are committed to using local craftsmen and only American made materials. No question, no compromise, and no apologies!

The head of the BADAXX tool is created through the process of… investment casting, otherwise known as lost wax casting. We start with a die that has wax injected into it to form the shape of the head. The wax head is then coated with a series of porcelain layers to create a mold of the head. The mold is then heated to melt and remove the wax and is finally filled with molten 4150 tool steel. Once cooled down, the porcelain is removed and we have a finished head. 

Once we have the casting, the head is then hardened through the process of heat treating to create the strength and durability to withstand a lifetime of completing the toughest jobs in the harshest environments. 

The handle is precision machined from a solid blank of Aerospace tempered aluminum; this is the toughest alloy of aluminum and is the same grade used in manufacturing commercial aircraft. We have chosen this alloy to allow extreme strength while keeping the weight down. We then treat the handle with an anodized finish to get the color you want and prevent oxidation.

Finally the head and handle are pressed together and pinned with 5 steel spring pins to ensure a lifetime of dependable and durable use. No matter what job is put in its way, your BADAXX tool will never let you down.


As a lead fire-ground survival and rapid intervention instructor, I am always on the lookout for tools and equipment that make the job of the rescuing firefighter more efficient and effective.

...Our team of instructors put the Badaxx through the most demanding situations.

We used the Badaxx to ventilate, escape from the roof, a window and the basement. We also performed forcible entry, breaching, and breaking (including through brick), with the Badaxx and its performance was amazing. I started as a skeptic, but I am now a believer. This tool will save lives”

- Dave Killpack



The base of the BADAXX blade has been engineered to create an emergency anchor point for first responders who find themselves trapped above the ground floor of any structure. The anchor point can latch onto, or be driven into, most building materials. A safety rope can easily be attached to the hole provided at the end of the handle to allow you to rappel to safety. The BADAXX tool allows you to complete many challenging tasks while providing you peace of mind, knowing you have a rock solid anchor point anywhere, and anytime you need it.



Made from hardened 4150 tool steel, the 4.5” pick can quickly be driven into most materials, providing an immediate extra foot hold during emergency operations. We designed our pick to have a consistent width throughout its length. By not having the entire pick tapered like a wedge, we have avoided the wobbly, unstable foot hold most commonly found with the traditional pick head axe. To increase your safety we have added knurling to the top surface of the head to prevent your foot from slipping. With the tapered end and angle of the pick, we have designed it to be very efficient at overhaul while also allowing it to function as a fulcrum for prying and lifting.



The head of the BADAXX tool has been engineered to apply maximum impact force to the striking surface while the beveled edges force material away from the blade. The result is an effective method of breaking through material without the blade being pinched or jammed. This allows for the efficient completion of time-critical operations, while minimizing exertion, and preserving much needed energy. The face of the blade provides an effective striking surface when used with a Halligan style bar. The rectangular hole in the head is designed to receive a 2”-3” adz blade of a Halligan style bar. This design allows the handles to marry close together and can easily be grasped with one hand. The BADAXX tool and a Halligan style bar, affectionately known as the “irons”, are the perfect pair for any forcible entry job!



Precision machined from a solid piece of high strength aluminum for maximum durability and minimum weight. The BADAXX handle is ergonomically shaped for a more natural swing. The hole provided at the end of the handle allows you to easily attach a safety rope for rappelling and bailout operations. The cross hatch pattern along with the hooked finger grab prevents the axe from slipping from your grasp.


Additional Features:

The handle has been machined to include two styles of hydrant wrenches necessary to quickly open and close standard fire hydrants. The top surface of the head also includes a pocket that will operate a standard shutoff valve for both water and gas meters.

Testing and analysis conducted by Search & Destroy Training & Tools, LLC

I give it my highest reccomendations. This tool should give any user a lifetime of top performance.”
— Dan Raczykowski, President/COO Unifire & Advanced Tech Rescue
This tool will save lives”
— David Killpack, Training Chief, Fairchild Fire
Being from a smaller district we do not have the luxury of an endless budget. Each tool needs to perform multiple functions, be user friendly, and last, the Badaxx does all of these. This tool has endless options, is lightweight, and still strong enough for my guys to trust with their lives. The Badaxx definitely is one of my favorite tools. The best advice I can give you is “try one”.
— Ryan Power Training Captain Stevens County Fire District 3/Stevens County Tech Rescue
I have had the opportunity to see the Badaxx through its stages of development and at the same time get to know its designer and creator Scott McCann. I really can’t express how impressed I am with this new tool and what impact it will have in the Fire, Military and Law enforcement Fields but I will do my best! I have little doubt that once this tool gets in the hands of professional across the country it will become the new “standard” in the set of Irons or as an essential forcible entry/emergency escape tool. Scott took the time to think about and then adapt his design to suit a wide range of needs that are not currently met by other tool manufacturers. This tool works…….and it works really well!
— Brett Anderson Lieutenant Spokane County Fire District 10
I have been in the fire service since October of 1988. I started as a volunteer resident and have been career since July of 1996. Early in my career I settled on the venerable Halligan tool as my favorite go to tool. In the 26 years of my career I have seen many “innovative” tools come and go. From the cute to the ridiculous none seemed to hold a candle to the Halligan’s versatility. My engine company recently had the opportunity to try a prototype Badaxx. After an hour and a half of using it for everything from ventilation to forcible, from self-rescue to taking a hydrant to vehicle extrication, I believe, given the option of grabbing either a Badaxx or Halligan, I would now choose the Badaxx.
— Larry C. Bird, Firefighter

Need a scabbard for your BADAXX?

Smoke & Oakum Leatherworks provides two high quality models specifically fit for the The BADAXX.

I am a professional firefighter by trade.  Who would be better to understand the equipment and features you want and the quality you need? 

My Quick Draw Scabbard is custom fit to The BADAXX and allows for quick one handed deployment and stowing of your BADAXX.

My Envelope Scabbard is based on a traditional fire axe scabbard, where the entire handle must be pulled out through the scabbard.  This scabbard has just been resized to correctly fit your BADAXX.  A recess in the top edge of envelope allows the adz blade holder of the BADAXX to be used to lift the tool out of the scabbard, like a handle.

Both scabbard models include an adjustable friction swivel and 2” belt with roller buckle.

All scabbards are offered in your choice of heavy 10-12 oz. brown harness leather or 8-10 oz. black Latigo leather.  Both types of leather are tanned with oils and waxes to help repel water and weather.

Each piece of my scabbards are cutout by hand.  They are sewn together by hand using the strongest stitching technique known as the saddle stitch.  All seams are reinforced with hand hammered solid copper rivets, not plated split rivets.

The scabbards are held closed using the same classic Lift the Dot fasteners, used for decades by the U.S. military for web gear and other applications, requiring a strong fastener.

Custom stamping is also available on the flap of your scabbard, for an additional fee.

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