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Manouchehr M.





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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: What is your favorite tomahawk?         Reply with quote

I would really appreciate your input. I would also like to ask you to post pictures of antique, custom-made and production hawks you have or have seen. Thank you very much for your help.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm partial to the simple throwing hawk which is a functional belt hatchet, but also perfectly good for throwing.
The second one down is a fair example.
http://www.smoke-fire.com/tomahawks-knife-blades-1.asp

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much Jared for your input.

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For production axes at low cost and decent using quality the coldsteel ones are interesting:
http://www.coldsteel.com/axes.html

Also go to the Kult of Athena site and look at their various axes that include franciscas:
http://www.kultofathena.com/axes.htm

At least this should give you a sampling of low to moderate quality axes ( Oh, including the A & A Hungarian axe that can't be called low quality. Wink )

There are also some very modern high tech tactical customs hawks out there.

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
For production axes at low cost and decent using quality the coldsteel ones are interesting:
http://www.coldsteel.com/axes.html

Just a warning...
Their Vietnam tomahawk sucks. Don't waste your money. I can't speak for the other ones though.

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
There are also some very modern high tech tactical customs hawks out there.

If you have the money, and want a modern tactical example, check out these guys:

http://www.americantomahawk.com/index.htm

Travis
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I personally own one of the older VTAC's from ATC (American Tomahawk Company), had Justin grind a few tweaks into the edges whilst he was there. Then they revamped them with differing handles, mine still has the nurled version which causes a fair bit of chaffing on the edges of the palm during wood chopping. A lot of people tend to rewrap their handles with various stuff to get a better (nicer) grip to prevent slipping (that nurling really doesn't aid against slipping, I haven't tried their new handles though).

I keep mine semi-sharp, enough to tear through material if needs be, but not fine enough to continously chip away as I chop wood and dig holes in stone filled ground (I've taken to abusing mine and save my knives for proper cutting). With the flat blade edge it really does feel a tool you can abuse. I keep meaning to purchase another with a curved edge and a better handle to use as more of a comfy version during longer trips. It makes for a great all around camping tool, lightweight, strong, versatile, you just need a good knife to make a perfect companion.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Travis Canaday wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
For production axes at low cost and decent using quality the coldsteel ones are interesting:
http://www.coldsteel.com/axes.html

Just a warning...
Their Vietnam tomahawk sucks. Don't waste your money. I can't speak for the other ones though.

I have a pair of the "rifleman hawk"s and like them fine... not really as collector's items, but something to toss around.
(as a kid, I was into Indian reenactment, and used to flip a hawk around fairly fancy)
I have to say I get a little tired of the marketing spiel that seems to go with Cold Steel's stuff, but the Rifleman Hawk is a nice sturdy piece, and would make a nice left-hand item in a fight.

Have 11 swords, 2 dirks, half a dozen tomahawks and 2 Jeeps - seem to be a magnet for more of all.
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Michal Grosenbach




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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some fairly elaborate ones here:
http://www.warriorart.com/WarAxes.htm

...and through Atlanta Cutlery:
http://www.atlantacutlery.com/webstore/Search...=tomahawks

Deepeeka has some inexpensive ones, too.

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Mar, 2007 6:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you really want to go for broke, Lonnie Hansen at www.bladegallery.com makes some incredible high-end Tomahawks.

Personally, I'd recommend a rugged old Butcher's Cleaver with a solid, heavy blade as a possible alternative. I have one with a beautiful convex edge and it's the best outdoors tool I've ever used.



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PostPosted: Fri 30 Mar, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very very much gentlemen for sharing all these beautiful sites.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dear friends,

These are pipe hawks, spantoon hawks and spike hawks made by American mastersmith Mr. Daniel Winkler. he is truly an artist.

Courtesy of Mr. Daniel Winkler



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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One more hawk made by Mr. Daniel Winkler.

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know this is an old, old, OLD thread and the person who originally posted it probably won't even see this response, but maybe somebody else will benefit from this response. Personally, I like the EFT Throwing Tomahawk from Black Bear Haversack Trading Post: http://www.black-bear-haversack.com/index.php...919cb8cf1a

I know that if one was to judge by the price this would seem like a piece of junk, but it's really not. I've thrown this thing religiously since I got it over a year ago, and it's still just as sturdy as it ever was. I drove a nail through the head and haft to rivet the head on, although that wasn't really necessary. Even when it does slide off, it's easy to slide back on. The only problem I've come across with this hawk is that the top point does tend to dull after exceeding use, but this was easily rectified with a grinder.

This hawk also looks great with any number of kits. I use it with my Norman kit a lot, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. To further its medieval authenticity, you can even buy ash shafts for these hawks at this website http://www.crazycrow.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Scr...42-900-000
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps not quite what you’re after but I like these ones Wink

http://www.hardcorehardware.com.au/weapons/bft01.php

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 6:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My modern hand and a half Collins attached below.

I have a hankerin' for a BEaver Bill hawk just about every year and this thread has me thinkin' again.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Being in the BP/ML community, I do own a high end "throwing hawk" )"common pattern" ) I never carry it or use it other than in "events". Instead I carry this "belt axe" ( use it reg. in camp, on the trail etc. & yes it can be thrown accurately) It is custom made,



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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

the pole hawk is from "beaver bill" the belt axes/trade hawks are made by mark McGee.


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