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This tomahawk is great! I love it
on June 25, 2015
This tomahawk is great! I love it!
SIZE AND HEFT:
Much smaller than I expected, but it is heavy and solidly built. This is definitely a compact fighting axe, I don't think you can really use this for extensive wood processing, but it will be the perfect axe to carry on a hiking trip. This axe probably weighs as much as my combat bowie, but I think a small axe will be less scary than a large bowie knife.
EDGE AND SHARPNESS:
The cutting edge was sharp but not razor sharp, but I was able to remedy that by using my fine grit ceramic rod.
The wraps are good, but they are currently too rough right now. I expect that the wraps will smoothen out once I start to use it regularly. There appears to be some sort of faux leather underneath the nylon wrappings. I'm not really sure how the wraps will react to moisture and humidity, but good thing it's really dry here in CA, so that is not an issue for me.
SHEATH AND CARRY:
The sheath is nice and it locks securely. I did snap it on my belt, on my right side and I did some jumping jacks and some sprints, and I was actually nervous that the axe will fall off because it was too heavy. Fortunately the sheath held. There is a bit of rattle, but it is negligible. One thing to note, if you wear the axe on your right side, you will not be able to sit down comfortable because the axe handle will jab down on your seat and will push your belt up. I am thinking of removing the belt straps and just carrying this axe on a regular hammer belt ring.
Also, you will definitely need to practice drawing and re-sheathing this axe. If you do it too fast, or if you do it wrong, you might cut your self, or worse drop the axe on your foot.
Great buy for me! A compact combat axe that I can carry on my hikes, or just keep in my emergency kit in my car. Hope this helps!