I'm trying to figure out how CRKT managed it on a $100 hawk. Probably something about volume of sales is my guess. :thumbup:
Volume, not made in USA, the handle scales are not micarta or G-10, and my Kangee does not have a tapered tang. If it's tapered, it's such a small amount that I can't see it. Honestly, it's out in the car and I don't feel like going to get it and finding the micrometer. When held next to my Winkler, the Kangee does not look tapered at all. You don't need a micrometer to see the tapered tang of a Winkler hawk, nor a scale to feel how it shifts the weight more forward.
Even still, the CRKT hawks are great, especially for the price. The handles are a bit thicker than the other tactical hawks that I've held. Although, that little bit of pommel can transfer some shock into your hand, a bit painful if you don't choke up a bit.
Broke through my laziness, got my Kangee and micrometer together. I stand corrected, it has a tapered tang. My eyes are getting old, I'll be getting some reading glasses sooner than later.
Snakebreaker, I wonder how much weight it takes away from the handle? It can't be too much, any amount helps to put more weight forward.
The Winkler hawks feel great, I don't think any more weight needs to be removed from his handles. Nor do they need to be lighter overall, too light and they loose impact. I have never seen how much of the tang is skeletonized, but the tang's taper is visible. They taper from 3/8" down to 1/8".
Seemed like a good idea at the time. Since someone ran a Bearcat through another section my peephole seemed inconsequential.
Yep that Kangee sweet, I agree the SW a brute, great to have handy in a vehicle but kind big to hump
The pic is during a break while training (condemned building) (Drywall's really a pain to clean off the head)
Did use the spike to pry open boarded over doors to set up hide.
Thats camo tape on the handle-works great