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The BADAXX is a product designed to significantly enhance the efficiency of first responders to successfully perform their jobs.
493 backers pledged $113,143 to help bring this project to life.

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The BADAXX 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 has been designed for saving the lives of those who save lives. 

The concept of the BADAXX was born from the obvious necessity of the product's 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 that are collapsing or 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. This product has been engineered and tested to be an extremely efficient tool for saving the lives of victims and rescuers alike.

The BADAXX features:

Head: The head of the BADAXX has been engineered to apply maximum impact force to the striking surface while the beveled edges force material away from the blade. 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 two handles to marry close together so they can easily be grasped with one hand. 

Pick: The pick can quickly be driven into most materials, providing an immediate extra foot hold during emergency operations. 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. 

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Video shows how to use the BADAXX for rappelling.

Attachment Point: 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.  

Handle: 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.

How it's made:  From the very beginning of the BADAXX, 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. Read more on how it's made on our website HERE.

Thank you all so much for the huge response to the BADAXX! We are so excited to have met our minimum funding goal so early in the process. We would like to offer a “stretch goal” for everyone. If we can keep the momentum and reach a total of $90,000.00 pledged, we are prepared to add some new color options!

$90,000 - UNLOCKED

Once our total exceeds the $90,000.00 mark, we will open up color options of Colt Orange and Clear. We are committed to producing the original offered products to you. Based on feedback received from BADAXX backers like you, we want to offer these new color options. Please help us spread the word and reach this new goal. 

$5 - BADAXX HERO: Eternal gratitude from us and First Responders! Thanks so much for your pledge and support!

$10 - BADAXX STICKER: You'll receive 1x BADAXX sticker and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*

NEW! $20 - BADAXX CARRY STRAP: Our no slip carry strap can be used for the BADAXX alone or to marry it to a Halligan bar to create a set if irons. This 5’ strap also doubles as a body/drag strap for rescuing victims.

$25 - BADAXX SWAG PACK 1: You'll receive 1x BADAXX bottle opener, 1x sticker, thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*.

$25 - BADAXX SWAG PACK 2: You'll receive 1x BADAXX t-shirt, 1x sticker, and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*. We will contact you upon our Kickstarter completion for size. (Unisex XS-3XL).

NEW! $25 - BADAXX LIMITED TSHIRT: You'll receive 1x grey Kickstarter only, BADAXX t-shirt and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*. We will contact you upon our Kickstarter completion for size. (Unisex XS-3XL).

NEW! $40 - BADAXX HOODIE: You'll receive 1x BADAXX hoodie and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*. We will contact you upon our Kickstarter completion for size. (Unisex XS-3XL).

NEW! $50 - BADAXX BAG: Our BADAXX bag is very durable and allows easy in and out access with a shoulder strap and Velcro closure. The bag will fit BADDAXX and Halligan bar together.

$50 - HOMETOWN HERO: You'll receive 1x Limited Edition (Only Available through our Kick Starter!) BADAXX hometown hero t-shirt, 1x sticker, and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website. Please leave the size of the t-shirt you wish to receive at checkout. (Unisex XS-3XL).

AND For every 6 backers in this category we'll donate a BADAXX to a local fire department! So if you don't have a need to purchase a BADAXX, but still want to give one to a local department this is your category! We've tasked ourselves to get 1 BADAXX in every state!

$225 - EARLY BIRD FIRST EDITION: Limit of 100. You will receive ONE Black First Edition BADAXX. Be the first to get your hands on the BADAXX!

 $250 - EARLY BIRD COLORED EDITION: Limit of 150. You will receive ONE Colored Handle Edition BADAXX. Choose one of the four anodized colors (Matte Black, Pink, Red, Steel Blue) shown above**. Please name the color you wish to have your BADAXX handle at checkout. **Colors may vary from computer screen.

$299 - BADAXX: You will receive ONE black BADAXX. That's pretty badaxx!

$1,075 - DEALER PACK 1: You will receive FIVE black BADAXXes! The more you buy the more you save!

$2,050 - DEALER PACK 2: You will receive TEN black BADAXXes! The more you buy the more you save!

* We will use your name given (First and Last initial) unless specified during checkout!

SHIPPING: If you don't see your country listed in the shipping, please contact us. Or if you are interested in a dealer pack please contact us for shipping to your area.

Here's how you can help! If we meet our goal, backers of this project will help put the BADAXX in it's initial production run. The prototypes you see throughout our campaign are working prototypes and with your pledges will help enable us to move on to a full production run.

Our Mission: The ongoing efforts of the BADAXX 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.

Risks and challenges

The design and production has largely been finalized, but like any large project, delays are possible.

Our expected delivery dates are reasonable, but if we are not able to ship at that time it is due to finalizing the BADAXX. Backers will be kept updated of our progress via Kickstarter updates.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    BADAXX HERO:

    Eternal gratitude from First Responders! Thanks so much for your pledge and support of this new, life saving product.

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    BADAXX STICKER:

    You'll receive 1x original BADAXX sticker plus a 'thank you' with your name on the BADAXX website.

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    NEW! BADAXX CARRY STRAP:

    Our no slip carry strap can be used for the BADAXX alone or to marry it to a Halligan bar to create a set if irons. This 5’ strap also doubles as a body/drag strap for rescuing victims.

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    BADAXX SWAG PACK 1:

    You'll receive 1x BADAXX custom bottle opener, 1x original BADAXX sticker, and 'thank you' with your name on the BADAXX website.

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    BADAXX SWAG PACK 2:

    You'll receive 1x BADAXX t-shirt, 1x original BADAXX sticker, and 'thank you' with your name on the BADAXX website.

    Please leave the size of the t-shirt you wish to receive at checkout. (Unisex XS-3XL).

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    NEW! BADAXX KICKSTARTER ONLY TSHIRT:

    You'll receive 1x grey Limited Edition BADAXX t-shirt and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*. We will contact you upon our Kickstarter completion for size. (Unisex XS-3XL).

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    NEW! BADAXX HOODIE:

    You'll receive 1x BADAXX hoodie and thank you with your name on the BADAXX website*. We will contact you upon our Kickstarter completion for size. (Unisex XS-3XL).

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    HOMETOWN HERO:

    For every 6 backers in this category we'll donate a BADAXX to a fire department!

    AND You'll receive 1x Limited Edition BADAXX hometown hero t-shirt, 1x original BADAXX sticker, and 'thank you' with your name on the BADAXX website.

    Please leave the size of the t-shirt you wish to receive at checkout. (Unisex XS-3XL).

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    NEW! BADAXX BAG:

    Our BADAXX bag is very durable and allows easy in and out access with a shoulder strap and Velcro closure. The bag will fit BADDAXX and Halligan bar together.

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    EARLY BIRD FIRST EDITION:

    You will receive ONE, black, first edition BADAXX. Be the first 100 people to get your hands on the BADAXX!

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    EARLY BIRD, COLORED HANDLE, EDITION:

    You will receive ONE custom edition BADAXX with your choice of colored handle. Choose one of the four anodized colors (Matte Black, Pink, Red, Steel Blue) shown below.

    Please name the color you wish to have your BADAXX handle at checkout.

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    COLORED HANDLE, EDITION:

    You will receive ONE custom edition BADAXX with your choice of colored handle. Choose one of the four anodized colors (Matte Black, Pink, Red, Steel Blue) shown below.

    You will receive a survey following the Kickstarter campaign to allow you to choose your handle color

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    STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED!

    Receive ONE custom edition BADAXX with your choice of Colt Orange or Clear handle.

    You will receive a survey following the Kickstarter campaign to allow you to choose your handle color

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    BADAXX:

    You will receive ONE black-handle BADAXX.

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    DEALER PACK 1:

    You will receive FIVE black-handle BADAXXes! The more you buy the more you save!

    ***Please contact us for shipping costs to your area before checking out.

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    DEALER PACK W/ COLORED HANDLES
    You will receive FIVE BADAXXes. Choose from the four anodized colors (Matte Black, Pink, Red, Steel Blue) shown below. You can choose any color combination you would like for each axe. You will receive a survey following the Kickstarter campaign that will allow you to make your color selections. If we meet our 1st stretch goal you will have the additional color options of Colt Orange and Clear.

    Estimated delivery: Apr. 2015 Only ships to : United States

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    Pledge $2,050 or more About $2,050

    DEALER PACK 2:

    You will receive TEN black-handle BADAXXes! The more you buy the more you save!

    ***Please contact us for shipping costs to your area before checking out.

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Funding period

- (30 days)