The present study is aimed to investigate the consolidation behaviour and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline equiatomic AlFeTiCrZnCu high entropy alloy after mechanical alloying. The consolidation was achieved by cold pressing with conventional sintering, vacuum hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing techniques. The microstructure and mechanical properties were evaluated. The hardness and compressive strength of nanocrystalline equiatomic AlFeTiCrZnCu high entropy alloy after vacuum hot pressing are 9.50 and 2.19 GPa and those after hot isostatic pressing are 10.04 and 2.83 GPa, respectively. The wear resistance is found to be higher than the commercially used materials such as Ni-hard faced alloy. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.