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"Tactical" tomahawks

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by WillB, Jun 23, 2019.

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  1. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 3, 2007
    "Tactical" tomahawks are a thing it appears. The Spider Co szabohawk caught my eye, but it discontinued. At the sale price on some pages, looked like a good purchase, MSRP, not so much. The size, design and look is what I'd be interested in: a cutting edge, a hammer, and a pry bar.

    I saw a ton of tactical tomahawks at the Blade show, a few did interest me, but I also thought the prices for them were bit out of whack for what I saw.

    What's similar to the szabohawk? Many look more toy than tool. Some seem well thought out, some look ready for zombie movie. The szabohawk looks functional and compact.

    Two, who has said Tactical tomahawks and uses them? Mostly when camping? Other. I suppose they would take the place of a large utility filed knife (the "pry bar with a point" as being discussed in another ongoing thread...) allow one to carry a small blade and let the hawk do any heavy lifting?
     
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  2. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Those tomahawks are great for throwing etc. and that kind of fun. For camping I think a smaller axe or hatchet is going to be more useful than a hawk.

    Still I'm sure lots of folks carry and use them as the are kind of neat.
     
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  3. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Winkler & RMJ
     
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  4. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Snow & Neally 3/4 bit Hudson's Bay ax is a nice size between a hatchet and an ax.
     
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  5. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 3, 2007
    Hardcore Hardware Australia CTT-01 tad under 10" tall, I'd think that would work well all around for light/medium duty work.
     
  6. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I have a Winkler Hunter's Ax it's awesome! I'm not throwing it though!
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  7. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    imho, all 'tactical' tomahawks are an excuse to jack up the $ to capture the imagination of grown up mall ninjas with disposable income ; )

    personally if I needed a good hand axe, I'd go to the established types like granfors or hultafors or husqvarna
     
  8. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    If I was serious about a tactical tomahawk I’d buy one of the Estwing carpenters hatchets then decide if I want the hammer head or if I wanted to sharpen the hammer into a spike or weld a spike onto it.
     
  9. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I'd looked at those way back but they seem to be a good option. But they nearly cost as much as a Winkler so I opted out.

    Later on it's come out that a lot of their stuff is out of China rebranded as Australian. Not that good stuff can't be made in China but not ideal to wash over the source.
     
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  10. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai

    Aug 19, 2014
    If you'd like a great thrower, look no further than the H&B Forge Shawnee. Around $100. Would function as an all around camping tool too.

    It's an excellent old world forged tomahawk that inspired me to sell my RMJs. USA made.

    Can't go wrong.
     
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  11. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 3, 2007
    Source? I have seen some discussion some of the preliminary work may be done in China or Taiwan but final work, assembly, etc done in Australia. They list sources for steel used, such as "At this time our current (and in progress) tools are constructed from premium D2 tool steel (BOHLER K110/AISI D2), Japanese SKS93, 440C and North American CPM S30V."

    People who own HH stuff seem universally happy with the stuff.
     
  12. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
  13. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    This but for camping I’d get the one without headhunter spike

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  14. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 3, 2007
  15. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    There is are a few HH threads on here about this.

    This was just one of many. https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/is-this-a-scam-site.1518161/
     
  16. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    Estwing makes an inexpensive alternative.
     
  17. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
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    Picture the hammer head ground into a wedge or a point.
     
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  18. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    That's not it.
     
  19. Silly Rabbit

    Silly Rabbit Gold Member Gold Member

    699
    Jun 9, 2010
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    BTW this thing is bad a**
    I own few "tactical Hawks" but I must say I do like this quite a bit if your ok going a little on the large side, I've been using it in house demos it can take a huge amount of abuse
    Estwing riggers axe
     
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