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Tomahawk -just because!

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Shorttime, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    I would like to get a Tomahawk, and I admit that this has much more to do with Edwood7's posts than any actual use I intend to put it through.

    Something with clean lines, good ergos, and G10 or micarta handle material.

    At this point, those are the only criteria I have. I just want to see what's out there.

    Pics are very good.
  2. Plasmio


    Jun 20, 2012
  3. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
  4. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    I gave this some more thought last night, and it occured to me that I might have a use for a 'hawk, or something similar, after all.


    I'm a town boy, and I don't spend a lot of time getting lost in forests, but I could see the need to get into or out of a crashed car, or a building.

    That changes the nature of the question a little, and although it might be better in G&G, I'll ask, anyway.

    Would a Tomahawk be appropriate for "urban extrication" (breaching doors, windows, wood frame buildings, car doors)?

    I suspect the answer might be no, so what would be better? And it would also be nice if it was something I could carry concealed, or at least, low profile....
  5. dark impaler

    dark impaler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    Funny thing because I was going through the web last night scoping out Tomahawk
    reviews. That's a void in my collection that needs to be filled. I'm leaning more
    towards the hickory handle and forged blade. Something more for camping and
    back country hiking. But the more I look at the Gränsfors Bruks and watching
    reviews on them, the more I'm drawn to their hatchets.

    If it's gotta have modern aesthetics and money no object, I'd be looking into the
    Graham Knives Rawk Black G10 or Graham Knives Ratchel Line-X Bedliner out of
  6. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I've been eyeing the Boker a while - good materials and price.
  7. KLJTech


    Aug 26, 2005
  8. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I forgot American Kami. Also Mineral Mountain Hatchet Works.
  9. PitbullShogun


    Apr 14, 2011
    sibert commanche is a good a one.
  10. VolundoftheForge


    Jan 3, 2012
  11. Juraj


    Aug 5, 2009
  12. DemkoKnives


    May 15, 2006
    I'd go with the Demko
  13. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    I am honored to have Mr. Demko comment on my thread under any circumstances.
  14. razorsdescent


    Jan 16, 2005
  15. DemkoKnives


    May 15, 2006
  16. VolundoftheForge


    Jan 3, 2012
    You sly devil! ;)
  17. DemkoKnives


    May 15, 2006
    Worth a try, but really you can't go wrong going with any of the top makers
  18. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Check out the estwing black eagle tomahawk.
  19. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    John Kiedaisch, of JK Knives, makes a few nice designs out of 01 tool steel with your choice of micarta or G10 -

    He makes the Cassam Tactical Hawk -

    the Spike Hawk -

    And of course the Defensive Battle Hawk -

    You can see specifications and prices at his offerings page -


    The Demko is a very nice, rugged looking unit too!



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