what is best budget-mid expense tomahawk-hatchet that can be used for both bushcraft and tactical uses...

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yeah if you live in usa,im in canada and shipping costs more than hatchet
Have a look and see if any hardware stores near you stock them.
They are a very common hand tool and I can't imagine why they wouldn't be available up there in Canada.
 

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H&B Forge Boys Hawk.
-18 oz
-Hand forged head with forge welded bit of harder steel (1095?)
-Press fit, burnished hickory handle
-Great reputation
-$67!!

I own 2 hawks from H&B and they are great. Came with a working edge but not extra sharp. Amazing value in my opinion. Only downside is they’re made to order so you have to wait a bit...
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How do these H@B tomahawks compare to the ones from cold steel,crkt,etc,and are they worth the price,cause those other ones i can get any day....plus i have to pay extra shipping for Canada.
 
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How do these H@B tomahawks compare to the ones from cold steel,crkt,etc,and are they worth the price,cause those other ones i can get any day....plus i have to pay extra shipping for Canada.

The Taiwan made are 1055 monosteel, drop forged. I think they are great for the price.

The H&B Forge ones are hand forged the traditional way by wrapping a mild 1018 steel around a 1095 steel bit.
These hawks will hold a better edge than the 1055 ones and will be just as tough if not more. The handle attachment will be solid right away.
The H&B handles are now burnished.
Will have a rustic, custom made look and feel. They will be likely heavier than most of the Cold Steel Hawks.
Also, the H&B Forge hawks have a lifetime warranty.

For a mid price user hawk it is hard to beat H&B Forge.
 
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Will see the shipping cost.....have no doubt theyre better that crkt,but what about Condor,Cold steel and Crkt,which ones of those ones are best?theres bunch of other less known brands inexpensive and more expensove all over ....bit have no clue about quality
 
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And vaughan hatchet,quality wise gow does it compare to crkt,cold steel and condor tomagawks,might found one but is same price as cs tomahawk,whats a better buy,am looking for something that can be used for both utility,buchcraft and if need defense
 

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Any suggestions,inexpensive ones,medium priced and what are the best into custom range....and whats best for combat,tactical and bushcraft all around hatchet-axe not too expensive to satisfy those needs...i see many factory and handmade,asnd of different shapes.Any suggestions welcome,i dont have almost any experience with axes.
I just picked up a CS Trail Hawk from Spark's online store and I'm quite happy with it. It is a handy size and the price is right. I'm in the middle of cleaning up the head. His site is onestopknifeshop.com and he can quote you shipping to Canada.
 
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And vaughan hatchet,quality wise gow does it compare to crkt,cold steel and condor tomagawks,might found one but is same price as cs tomahawk,whats a better buy,am looking for something that can be used for both utility,buchcraft and if need defense

Take a look at the CRKT Berserker Axe.
It will have a more secure handle connection than most Cold Steel Hawks, has 1055 steel like the CS hawks, has a functional hammer poll and the bearded "Viking style" bit will be very versatile for bushcraft and self defense.
The Vaughan rigging hatchet will have 1080 steel with a likely better edge retention than the 1055, on the other hand the CRKT Berserker will be a bit more versatile.
The Berserker has more of a weapon look, so if that is of a concern, go with the Vaughan with its plain tool appearance.
Both the Vaughan and that CRKT are likely to have a more secure and consistent handle attachment than the Cold Steel Hawks.
The Cold Steel Pipe Hawk, Spike Hawk or even the slightly heavier Norse Hawk will be lighter and faster than either the CRKT or the Vaughan, so they would be a bit more suited for tactical use.
The CRKT is a hawk with a slip fit handle, the Vaughan has a wedged axe attachment.
 
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I got vaughns 22oz hatchet,found good local deal on it will put convex edge on it and see what happens,i like more tool like stuff,easier to carry
 
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None. If you want an axe for wood working, get a Gransfors Bruk, if you want an axe for hitting people, consider camping someplace else.
Well gransfors brooks is excellent but little expensive,i need something in between to stay in car,for camping and all other emergencies
 
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Is there any alternative to H&b tomahawks,theyre behind orders for 4,5 months ,plus i have to pay customs and shipping.....something forged and of good quality,are hb hawks worth 2,5x price of crkt or cold steel hawks or something else,thats how much it comes with everything.at least double!
 
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Consider a vintage claw hatchet re-hung on an 18" riggers hatchet handle. They have decent mass at about 1-3/4 pounds. The cheeks are thick enough to do some actual chopping or kindling splitting without sticking so badly like a lighter tomahawk. They have hardened polls designed for pounding. And as a bonus the claw is a very functional nail puller, much better than a simple nail notch in the bit or the long no-leverage claw on the Tommy Axe. I like to bring a handful of duplex nails to camp for attaching things to trees. The claw hatchet let's me easily retrieve those duplex nails.
 
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