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Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."

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I've been looking to get a decent Tomahawk for taking down dead limbs for kindling, and maybe some light splitting.  As far as I can see, the Cold Steel Tomahawks are in my price range (around $30 give or take).  And does anyone know if these are made overseas?

I really like the Veitnam Tomahawk because I like military gear and history, but you cant baton with it!  The Trail Hawk looks like a good user. 


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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 04:21:41 AM
Ugh, just read through some old threads about these 'hawk on bladeforums...you get what you pay for :P

I might just sell my mint Becker BK7 for money to buy an "official" American Tomahawk Company hawk...

I can never just buy an "ok" item...it's either the best or nothing with me most times...and if I can't afford it, then I don't get it until I can afford it :D
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 05:38:03 AM
I have a riflemans hawk. It is just fine for my uses.  I have several of the Vietnam hawks but not the cold steel ones.  I have modified the head of my vietnam hawk to look more like the Lagana version with more of a blade instead of a spike.  I have added a longer handle to one of them because it makes for better camp use with its increased leverage. 


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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 08:58:59 AM
Well I had a Riflemans hawk, and to be honest, I wasn't that impressed, the bevels were wrong, and the shaft was to small and needed rehandling to moment I got it >:(

Eventually I gave it to my blade smith mate (unka colin) and he turn in in to piece of art :)

So in sumary I'd say good steel, and has the pottential to be something really good, but only if you put the work in yourself ;)
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 01:25:59 PM
I have the Vietnam Hawk and it's useless against trees.  I am certain it's good against people as it's a combat oriented hawk, and from the pictures/vids I have seen, it's great against old cars and ammo boxes! :D

I would stay away from ATC as well if I were you.  I really can't say anything in public, and I am certain the hawks are of decent enough quality, but you wouldn't catch me handing over actual money for one.

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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 05:00:59 PM
Ugh, just read through some old threads about these 'hawk on bladeforums...you get what you pay for :P

I might just sell my mint Becker BK7 for money to buy an "official" American Tomahawk Company hawk...

I can never just buy an "ok" item...it's either the best or nothing with me most times...and if I can't afford it, then I don't get it until I can afford it :D

You are just as bad as me!  I don't get anything unless it's the top model or the best model.  :)
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 07:09:06 PM
Ugh, just read through some old threads about these 'hawk on bladeforums...you get what you pay for :P

I might just sell my mint Becker BK7 for money to buy an "official" American Tomahawk Company hawk...

I can never just buy an "ok" item...it's either the best or nothing with me most times...and if I can't afford it, then I don't get it until I can afford it :D

You are just as bad as me!  I don't get anything unless it's the top model or the best model.  :)
Same here, but you can have cheap and cheerful as well though, just look at sak's and moras :)
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 12:22:54 AM
Has anyone handled a SOG Tomahawk? 
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 12:33:07 AM
I haven't handled the new ones, but they are getting good write ups in the rags.  Of course, the rags only write good things, so that's not necessarily a glowing endorsement!

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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 12:41:16 AM
Any idea of where the SOG was manufactured?  I think the whole Fusion line by SOG is overseas stuff, which doesn't nesseccarily mean it's a bad line of tools, but I like to buy USA made stuff as much as I can...especially things I'm going to be beating on like knives and hatchets :P
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 12:46:24 AM
I believe they are Chinese.

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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #11 on: November 08, 2007, 12:51:43 AM
arggggh!

So who exactly makes a honest to goodness Tomahawk in America!?!?!
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Re: Anyone own a Cold Steel Tomahawk?
Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 01:38:55 AM
You could try picking up a copy of "The Backwoodsman" magazine.  There are a lot of custom makers in there and I'd be willing to bet that you could find a great hawk at a decent price that is handmade by a real person to boot.


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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 03:39:34 AM
Wow, I think I've found it:


Made by Ranger Knives.  $150 give or take.

I might put my BK7 up on ebay and get a quick $100, sell a couple of multis*, and place my order.

 
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 03:53:55 AM
Nice!

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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 04:01:12 AM
hmm...rangerknives.com isn't accepting any orders, but some of their distributors have them in stock.  I was hoping to deal directly with Justin.

I read in a review of that hawk that he was redeployed or something, so maybe that's why ???
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 04:05:18 AM
I haven't spoken to Jason in a while- it's entirely possible he's doing another tour.

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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #17 on: November 08, 2007, 04:13:17 AM
As of this writing, Justin Gingrich has returned to duty with the Rangers, and is serving his country on the ground in Iraq. Due to this fact, Ranger Knives has temporarily ceased taking orders for custom models, but encourages potential customers to check with dealers who sell his product line. They are listed on the web site.

There was no date on the review...I might send whoever reads the mail at rangerknives.com an email anyways...maybe they are taking orders but didn't update the site :pok:

If not then Knifecenter might be my best bet.
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #18 on: November 08, 2007, 01:11:51 PM
Wow, I think I've found it:
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Made by Ranger Knives.  $150 give or take.

I might put my BK7 up on ebay and get a quick $100, sell a couple of multis*, and place my order.

 
I had one of his entry tool's (briefly :() and I can tell you there well nigh indestructable :)
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #19 on: November 08, 2007, 03:45:37 PM
That is one cool Tomahawk.  My first tomahawk looked similar to that too bad I could not find it last time that I went to my mothers house to look for it.


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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #20 on: November 08, 2007, 06:29:03 PM
Were you planning to visit the mother in law after that?


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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 07:43:39 PM
Were you planning to visit the mother in law after that?
Jock you have a wicked mind :twak: :D
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 09:49:39 PM
Were you planning to visit the mother in law after that?
Jock you have a wicked mind :twak: :D

I can see where he was coming from though!  :D
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #23 on: November 08, 2007, 11:02:40 PM
Don't we all ::) :D
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007, 12:06:36 AM
I am most offended I do not have a wicked mind I am just victim of my circumstances ,a product of the system,I lacked direction as a child
Is any of this BS sounding convincing I hear it a dozen times a day and it usually works on most folk
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #25 on: November 09, 2007, 12:39:00 AM
I'm getting closer..I emailed Knifecenter to verify they had them in stock...
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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #26 on: November 09, 2007, 03:16:36 AM
Were you planning to visit the mother in law after that?

No, actually I'd let her do herself in.  She just hasn't figured how to do that right yet either. :) :) :)

Now who has the sick mind. >:D


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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #27 on: November 09, 2007, 11:05:28 AM
I think where in-laws are concerned, were all pretty sick >:D

And Jock, no your not convincing :D
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Reply #28 on: November 09, 2007, 11:44:13 AM
OH DASH ::)


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Re: Tomahawk thread! Formerly "Should I buy a Cold Steel..."
Reply #29 on: November 10, 2007, 12:07:10 AM
I actually deal only with this guy.
http://www.hbforge.com/

He has been making my Hawks for years and I got to say his prices are dead on. By the way last year he had made me a shawnee hawk with the spike and it cost me only $55.

 You will get a good product also from others but not hand made and forged at that price!
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