- May 18, 2005
Don't get me wrong, I am NOT surprised the tang broke on that hawk and I am not surprised that an $80 factory knife breaks when someone batons it.
Most factory knives (all that I know of) are through hardened and through tempered. Meaning that the entire blade and tang is at the same hardness.
Most custom makers doing full tang tomahawks (including myself); will give the tang a spring temper, which is incredibly tough.
I am on the fence about it, I think at least he should take responsibility for breaking it rather than blame CRKT for not calling it a battle hatchet.
I assume most things I throw could break.