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Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Saigashooter, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Saigashooter

    Saigashooter Or coast Member

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    do any of you guys have any hawks? I am thinking of getting a cold steel pipe hawk. any one have one of those or other cold steel hawks? I would like to use it for a B.O.B. what do you think of tomahawks? any pictures? thank you for your time
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I have a couple of those M48 Tomahawks. Sadly, ended up using one for gardening work LOL. I don't have 'skills' with one, but I am sure someone who did know how to master one would be a bad mofo.
     
  3. .40cal EMT

    .40cal EMT Portland, OR Member

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    I own the larger sog one, a gift from my father, looks cool, guess they throw well, but I can't see it being like a pocket knife in functionality, really more cool an item then an EDC
     
  4. Seafarinman

    Seafarinman Washington State Member

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    I have a Cold Steel Norse Hawk and a Sog Tomahawk. They are cool but they stay locked away. Don't use them at all. I agree one couldn't hurt to have in the BOB.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have several of the Cold Steel rifleman's hawks, the hammer head back is a lot better idea than a pipe. They toss very nicely, I like to use a big disc off the base of a red cedar for a target. Even my gal can do it if I set her up at the right range

    As far a a BOB I prefer the Ontario cutlass style machete. Better weapon and better all around bug out tool. I have built one around the plastic sheath into a mini bug out unit of it's own..
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a couple real tomahawks made with forged folded steel blades with insert cutting edges made by forge welding. With a good hickory handle. I've used them in dozens of Mountian man throwing competitions and as camping tools. Dixie Gun works or Track of the Wolf on line or the Powder Room in Springfield would be good sources for a real Tomahawk.

    Excellent tool.
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    We have an eco-hawk in all of our BoBs. Plus one in my car kit. ECO HAWK DETAILS

    Grew up using hatchets and hawks so I use them as readily as a knife.
     
  8. Saigashooter

    Saigashooter Or coast Member

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    the pipe hawk has a hammer head back that just looks like a pipe.
     
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  9. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a few traditional tomahawks and I can throw them, along with most any hand axe, pretty well. It is not that hard to get the hang of it. At the time of the French and Indian War, the heavier and more practical belt axe (more so than the tomahawk) was used as a secondary weapon to the flintlock. A formidable weapon with a host of everyday practical uses indispensible to those who spent weeks and weeks in the woods and who routinely journeyed hundreds of miles with little more than a sack of parched corn and a blanket. Does that count as "bugging out"?

    The more modern combat style hawks you refer to I am less familiar with. I do know that Blade magazine did a pretty good review of various brands of these style hawks a couple years ago. You might find it online by now.
     
  10. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    While it's not something I plan on using often, I was just looking at different hawks online that I might add to the ol' BOB. Does anybody have any feedback on the SOG fast hawk? It looks like a fairly inexpensive tool that may just come in handy when the zombies come........ :)
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Why you are correct, it does. It is one of the few Cold steel items I have never handled. It is very close in design to the CS Rifleman's hawks I have

    One really nice thing about traditional hawk designs like these is if the shaft breaks you can fashion a new one with a knife and/or the 'hawk head
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    RMJ :thumbup:
     
  13. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    Pics? Ok group hug.
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    Don't remember who made the lil ax, got it off the Cornwell truck years ago. It has a small knife in the handle as well that has been handy.
    The M48 I just got off the Cornwell guy a couple of weeks ago.
    Feels balanced, haven't tossed it yet but another guy at the shop said his throws nice.
    Even came with a cheap compass in the shieth. I suppose you could hang it from the mirror and just tell the cop that it's a navigational device.
     
  14. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Cold Steel Norse Hawk to try a little throwing. Now I'm hooked and can even stick plain old hatchets :) I've learned that when you're going to throw them, there's a lot of walking involved when you have only one.
     
  15. amcardon

    amcardon Mustang, OK Member

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    I have a couple Cold Steel Trail Hawks - stripped both heads, matte finished one, rust blued the other. Charred one poll black and oiled (for about 4 days). Have masks and belt holders, use them all the time! If you're a hawk fan, and have some time (make a sandwich and get a large drink ready before clicking) check out THIS thread...
     
  16. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack Western WA Active Member

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    My go to is an ATC VTAC. Ft. Turner makes some excellent tomahawks that also throw very nicely.

    Here's some I did using Cold Steel:
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  17. Hamilton Felix

    Hamilton Felix Marblemount, Washington Active Member

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    For years I've had a couple of those traditional hawks that Atlanta Cutlery sold - probably still do. They're fun to throw. Sometimes you tear up handles, so it's good to have spares.

    I don't see the tomahawk as ever being quite as handy as a good hand axe, but they do combine a useful chopping tool with a weapon with a fun toy. :cool:
     
  18. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these hammer poll hawks from Beaver Bill

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  19. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    In every movie like Madmax, end of society film - and art imitates life - people eventually all run out of ammo so maybe knowing how to use a bow/arrow, crossbow, Tomahawk etc wouldn't be a bad idea.

    On a funny note, I called a place in Tigard once about a lesson on how to shoot a compound bow or crossbow and they said a class was just starting, come on by. There were about ten 6 or 7 year olds LOL!! No thanks.
     
  20. .40cal EMT

    .40cal EMT Portland, OR Member

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    Well a lot of kids that young get into archery… sadly I've seen a lot of younger girls and boys getting into it after reading hunger games

    I use to shoot a lot. When I was younger think around 6yo? We use to shoot at a huge target in my cousins backyard, but they bow hunt still, and I got into guns, and knives.