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Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
on: April 22, 2009, 03:35:25 PM
Ok I have short listed 3  a cold steel,condor and Sog fusion my heart is saying go for the Sog my wallet says go for the cold steel Vietnam and I threw in the condor as it's one piece construction,which would you choose? and why? thanks in advance.

BTW it will be used mainly on camping trips,but it must also be able to turn its hand to whatever task you ask of it i.e when a crisis arises and you need a tool for rescue that sorta thing.


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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 04:55:40 PM
Not a Tomahawk, but a lot more useful in my opinion would be a Gransfor Bruks mate :)

The Vietnam Hawk is quite well thought off :), but there was a problem with the SOG's, but I can't remember what :think:

No idea about the Condor I'm afraid :-\
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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 05:04:58 PM
Not a Tomahawk, but a lot more useful in my opinion would be a Gransfor Bruks mate :)

The Vietnam Hawk is quite well thought off :), but there was a problem with the SOG's, but I can't remember what :think:

No idea about the Condor I'm afraid :-\
Interestingly I looked on heinnies and found this about the sog: A versatile tool for various needs. The 420 stainless steel head with Hardcased coating is mounted to the fiberglass reinforced nylon handle with heavy-duty bolts and a steel ferrule to keep the wood from splitting.

Maybe that's where the problem lies in that it's a three piece axe consisting of steel,nylon and wood  :think:


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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 05:19:13 PM
Take a look at this one, i consider it to be the best production model on the market today.

http://newgraham.com/store/product/3290/AT-LaGana--Tactical-Hawk-AT-VTAC/



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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 06:23:07 PM
Not a Tomahawk, but a lot more useful in my opinion would be a Gransfor Bruks mate :)

The Vietnam Hawk is quite well thought off :), but there was a problem with the SOG's, but I can't remember what :think:

No idea about the Condor I'm afraid :-\
Interestingly I looked on heinnies and found this about the sog: A versatile tool for various needs. The 420 stainless steel head with Hardcased coating is mounted to the fiberglass reinforced nylon handle with heavy-duty bolts and a steel ferrule to keep the wood from splitting.

Maybe that's where the problem lies in that it's a three piece axe consisting of steel,nylon and wood  :think:
That, and who really want's to pay that money for 420 SS :-\

Like Kwackster stated, American Tomahawk are the best in the business, but they are a bit pricy :-\

But are you sure a Tomahawks what you want though mate, there fairly naff at splitting wood, and other camp style tasks, wouldn't a dedicated axe/hatchet serve your need's better ???

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html
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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 06:45:22 PM
Like Micky D said, hawks aren't the best at camp chores and I wouldn't want to pack something that won't be useful. Any real axe/hatchet will be useful in emergency situations in addition to camp chores which is probably 99.99% of what you'll be using it for anyhow. So, get a real axe/hatchet, paint it black and call it "tactical".

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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 06:58:06 PM
Thanks for the replies and recommendations, though now I may end up spending more by opting for a hatchet and tomahawk and try them both  :D


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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 07:00:15 PM
Thanks for the replies and recommendations, though now I may end up spending more by opting for a hatchet and tomahawk and try them both  :D

Ahhh yes, the old "get both" affliction. Muwahahahaha!  >:D

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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 10:14:53 PM
Thanks for the replies and recommendations, though now I may end up spending more by opting for a hatchet and tomahawk and try them both  :D
Let us know what you decide mate :)
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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 01:45:54 AM
Is there a tomahawk available with a hammer on the opposite end, the kind mel gibson used on the movie the patriot?
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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 02:50:33 AM
Is there a tomahawk available with a hammer on the opposite end, the kind mel gibson used on the movie the patriot?

There are a few of em.  The Cold Steel Trailhawk has a hammer end.
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Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 06:43:01 PM
Here is a link to an ugly looking though some say ... useful utility hatchet. And it's only $9.95 plus shipping.
http://www.garrettwade.com/box-hatchet/p/08A01ddd01/

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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 06:33:59 AM
Is there a tomahawk available with a hammer on the opposite end, the kind mel gibson used on the movie the patriot?

There are a few of em.  The Cold Steel Trailhawk has a hammer end.

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Re: Tactical tomahawk choices,help needed?
Reply #13 on: April 25, 2009, 06:36:09 AM
Here is a link to an ugly looking though some say ... useful utility hatchet. And it's only $9.95 plus shipping.
http://www.garrettwade.com/box-hatchet/p/08A01ddd01/

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I have to agree with you the thing is ugly useful but the join of the handle and head looks weak.
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