What hawk would you recommend for survival/bushcraft?

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I was just looking around for tomahawks but ran out of sources so I figured come to here. I am looking for a light-ish weight tomahawk (24-30oz) that I could carry in/on a pack if I wanted to but I want it to have some serious chopping power. I like heavy duty in fact for a bushcraft or survival tool its a necessity. As far as materials I would prefer wood but polymer or any other durable material would suffice for the haft and for the head I'm open but would prefer a carbon steel. I don't want a spike or a double bit but a hammer poll is not mandatory. And finally the defining characteristic, price. I need to keep it on a budget so less than ~$275, preferably less.
 
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I've been drooling over StormCrow's wrecker hawk myself. He makes a hammer pole version aswell. May I ask why you don't want a spike?
 
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Winkler Camp Axe is more than your price, but awesome. It is the most compact, heavy duty, little axe/hawk I've ever used. At least check it out..

But, what about Coal Creek Forge's Toma-Axe? Wood handle, edge looks like it would be a great wood chopper, and it has a hammer poll. Steve can make the handle longer or shorter for you, I think.
 
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May I ask why you don't want a spike?

Yes you may, I don't want a spike because I find them more trouble than their worth. I say this because a spike usefulness is very limited but it constantly gets in my way when doing a variety of tasks. Also prefer no spike for safety.
 
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I have the StormCrow wrecker and it is a beast for both woods work and demolishing stuff
 
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What size wrecker you get 11b? You use it yet?

I got the 18 inch and I have used it on an over nighter. I used it to cut down our family Christmas tree. I used to to puncture an old empty procaine tank. Basically every chance I get. I love the damn thing
 
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I also really like Storm Crows, my only issue is the 12" is a bit too short and light (it will be paired with a swamprat Rodent 7) and th 18" at 30oz is a bit on the heavy side for packing around the back country. If he made a 16"-17" that weighed 25-28oz I would be all over it:D.
 
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It seems to me an axe would be better for bushcraft/survival than a tomahawk. Something like the Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet would be appropriate. I don't know what a tomahawk would do better, except that it is lighter. I know that wasn't your question though.
 
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It seems to me an axe would be better for bushcraft/survival than a tomahawk. Something like the Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet would be appropriate. I don't know what a tomahawk would do better, except that it is lighter. I know that wasn't your question though.

No, It wasn't my question but its still something I have considered. I prefer tomahawks because they tend to be lighter, longer and in my experience better for chopping and slicing.(although a hatchet works better for splitting and much heavier copping)

EDIT: also I like to remove my hawks head in the field in the case of a broken wooden handle of to fashion into another too
 
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H&B forge Polled axe or throwing hawk. 45-60 bucks hand made in the USA. Get a sheath for anther 20-24 bucks and you're good to go.

http://www.hbforge.com/

1095 forged welded cutting bit the rest is 1020 I think. Also a broken hawk handle isn't the end of the world.
 
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I probably will at some point down the road. Only so many options when starting out making them, though. :)

Yes I appreciate that so I'm not to unhappy about it. When you do though I can tell you I'll be your first customer.

Also a broken hawk handle isn't the end of the world
Thats exactly what I'm saying, I have crafted a lot of hafts in the field before but you can't really do that with a hatchet.
 
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