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post #1 of 84 Old 02-17-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Tactical Tomahawks

I thought maybe some of you KLR-camping types might be interested in these "tactical tomahawks" to throw in your gear. I've had a few 'hawks over the years of the old steel forged head/wooden handle variety, but appreciate the functionality and durability of these modern offerings.

I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one. Here are three choices that get pretty decent reviews and can be had for less than $40. Seems like they would be handy on the bike and in camp. They seem to be able to hold their own for chopping and splitting wood, digging, prying, pounding, etc. I see no reason to go into details about any specs, pros/cons of any of them since it's info readily available on the 'net.

Plus, gotta admit, they're just cool.

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This is the one I chose, the Cold Steel Trench Hawk:



Note: even though they may not be pictured, all come with sheaths.



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Those are sweet, I would say a worthy addition to the pack as well. Amazingly, they're even legal in Canada!
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A couple years ago I purchased the SOG Fast Hawk Tomahawk. It's smaller than the full-size one, but quite well made. It's fairly light weight, and fits in my day pack that I use for hiking.



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Ohhhh I don't know, those look SCARY and are matte BLACK. You sure these are not ASSAULT tomahawks? Would we be limited to only carrying seven on our person at a time?

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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Amazingly, they're even legal in Canada!
I just happened to recall this SOG review I came across while researching: written by one of your fellow Canadians that mentions this same point.

I don't think I'd take on a bear, coyote or wolf with one of those things (although I suppose it falls into the "better than nothing" category) and if choosing produce that approximated the density of a skull I probably would have chosen a coconut rather than a pineapple, but you get the idea.......



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A couple years ago I purchased the SOG Fast Hawk Tomahawk. It's smaller than the full-size one, but quite well made. It's fairly light weight, and fits in my day pack that I use for hiking.
Hey, at less than $25, I might have to pick one of these up, too. Seems they would be quite handy.



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I see Cabelas even carries these here... Might have to scoop one, I think it would be a worthwhile addition.
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Re: Tactical Tomahawks

Well I picked up this tool called a "Box Tool" here at Lee Valley Tools, it's ugly heavy. I've used it on everything that needs to be hammered, opened, broken, fixed, cracked, split, killed. I've owned this tool for 20 years.

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Well I picked up this tool called a "Box Tool" here at Lee Valley Tools, it's ugly heavy. I've used it on everything that needs to be hammered, opened, broken, fixed, cracked, split, killed. I've owned this tool for 20 years.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...=1,43456,43407
That's nice, with even more hammering and prying options than one of the 'hawks plus it looks like it's virtually indestructible. Good find!



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Yup, and it's only $12! Incredible tool.
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