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Estwing Tomahawk

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by TimboKhan, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

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    I see that Estwing is making a tomahawk AND a doublebit axe now. I just may buy one of these because a: Estwing has a good reputation for quality and b: the price seems very reasonably compared to similar products. I don't really need a tomahawk, but I have always wanted one...

    Check it out HERE
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Might have to pick up that black double-bit axe for one of the boys.
     
  3. buck1032

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    Like someone said a while back on here, I have yet to come up with a valid reason for having a 'hawk'. I have two sizes of decent grade hatchets that seem to fit my needs. However, with all that said the Estwing just may very well end up with me in the very near future. I have always liked their quality and this just may be the push I need to get one. :)
     
  4. JShirley

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    Ah, you mean a Vietnam style hawk. Pity.
     
  5. hso

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    Dangit!

    Something else to spend money on!!!

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  6. tubeshooter

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    Neat!

    I have a couple of their products, and I have been pleased with both of them. Don't really see myself getting the 'hawk, but the double-bit axe might get picked up at some point down the road.
     
  7. JShirley

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    Timbo,

    Yet another LaGana knockoff does nothing for me, but the double bit's not bad. The leather handled double bit axe is several bucks cheaper on Amazon, with free shipping- but there are only 2 left!

    John
     
  8. Sam Cade

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    I don't much care for the raised logo.

    Kinda neat otherwise.

    6/10 on the Interest scale with a 1 being NEVER and a 10 being GOTTA HAVE IT.
     
  9. TimboKhan

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    You know, at the end of the day, I have just always thought tomahawks are kind of cool. I can offer no justification to buying one beyond that, because I tend to agree that if I really need an axe or a hatchet, I want an axe or a hatchet. Not that I am ripping on people who do combatives with tomahawks, but the chances of me using a tomahawk in some sort of battle situation are so close to zero as to be statistically irrelevant. And, while I do enter the piney deep on occasion, I can't see me using (more specifically, choosing to use) a tomahawk for something that my big camp defender or a hatchet would do better/easier/faster.

    But man... they are cool. I actually do have a hawk that a buddy of mine made for me, but that has sentimental value and is not likely to be used for anything beyond appreciating a handmade gift from a friend.
     
  10. JShirley

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    Well, hell. I bought one of the 2 double-bits they had in stock at Amazon for $43. We'll see how I like it. :cool:
     
  11. Piraticalbob

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    The cutout on the spike hawks are a deal breaker for me. I think it weakens the blade and can cause it to snag when being used in brush. A solid blade would be a better choice.
     
  12. shiftyer1

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    Get rid of the point and make a hammer then fill in the blade and I would have use for one.
     
  13. Deltaboy1984

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    I saw them at Lowe's yesterday. They feel good in the hand.
     
  14. JShirley

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    Both of them?
     
  15. Deltaboy1984

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    Yep in Cleburne Tx
     
  16. steveo452

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    I've had there 26" campers axe for about 10 years now, and It's great for camping.
     
  17. Hunter125

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    I have found tomahawks to be light weight and versitile. Not the greatest for splitting, but mine lives in my emergency pack. I've goy my blade sharpened to almost a knife edge. Could probably also use it for more detailed cutting tasks than what you would typically think of for a tomahawk. Get good enough and it would make a pretty effective weapon as well.
     
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    Here are the items in question:

    ao_tomahawk_black.jpg

    ao_double_bit_axe_black.jpg
     
  19. JShirley

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    The NOT Eastwing hawk posts have been removed- members weren't noticing the 'hawk in question was not an Eastwing, and complaining about Eastwing's making it...
     
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    Dang! You made me look at all those neat tools, and now I want one of each!!
     
  21. JShirley

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    Got it in last night. The wooden handle is surprisingly attractive, though it feels more like a modern hatchet in the hand than what we think of as a tomahawk.
     
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    Started using an Estwing framing hammer When I worked construction as a teenager. And have used their axes for most of my life on the farm. They have always made a good product. If they are still made in the US and not outsourced you couldn't get a better product. Don't like the cutout on the hawk blade. It cuts down on the mass where it is needed and does weaken the blade. The double bit is a possibility.They are just jumping on the band wagon with these SKUs. Had to have been loosing business since the proliferation of battery and air tools.
     
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