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Yeah, like Sigs ?
Very much so.

I used to have an office upstairs from a knife/hawk making company. They had a massive log round next to the parking lot and it was a great way to blow off some steam after work.
 
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There is a part of me that really wants to see cops carry Tomahawks and be allowed to use them.. that would stop crime.
Esp. if they were allowed to throw them like this:
 

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My beater truck 'hawk - Sog Voodoo Hawk Mini (12.5" OAL). Just honed the edge on it to paper-shaving sharp. Fits perfectly between my seat and the console. ;)
 
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I made this trade tomahawk and carried it in the Montana wilderness. When a moose attacked my young son I told him to run behind me and hide by a rock. He was searching for arrowheads near a spring runnoff stream. Suddenly, he came running toward me terrified, saying “I hear something, I am scared.” I then felt the unmistakable shake in the ground of the black moose running as it broke into the clearing. I drew this tomahawk from my belt and charged the enraged moose, firing my 50 caliber long rifle one handed at point-blank range at its face, while swinging in with the hawk. Moose rared up, wheeled (like only a moose can do with its double-jointed limbs that can kick sideways), defecated itself, and ran. My now fully grown son, who was a very young boy at the time, remembers the 50 long rifle thunderclap and me dressed in bucksin leather and boots rushing through the smoke swinging in with the tomahawk with a war cry, striking at the face of the moose. When he turned 18, I gifted it to him, and now carries and throws it himself. I’ve gone hands on with a 350 pound black bear with a 12” blade bowie knife at 3am, and been chased by five 150# black-furred wolves for interfering with their hunt, (documented with MT FWP), but protecting my son was the most intense experience I had on the MT wilderness divide.

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Reverse image picture my wife took of me returning at 3 am from patrolling the property for wolves. The temperature was 40 degrees below zero on the continental divide. She had tea ready. I love Montana, where outsiders will not go. View attachment 501820
You win. 🤣

Seriously though, cool stories and thanks for sharing. I'm in ID, and while I haven't had to wrestle a bear (yet), I've been charged by moose several times and had a wolf walk right up behind me to within 40' or so while hunting.

The history of hawks/belt axes is one that fascinates me, for sure. From their origins in the Americas, to their usage in various Norse cultures, to the role they've played in modern warfare. And the more time I spend with them, and appreciate the advantages of the various design differences, the more useful I discover them to be.

On the more traditional side, this is a poll 'hawk I picked up from Ragweed Forge over a decade ago. Still goin' strong:
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The Model 2 arrived yesterday. I'm impressed, both with the build quality and the well thought-out sheath. Looking forward to getting it dirty.




 

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...and a head shot, showing how the head is hung, and can be easily tensioned with an allen key, if needed. Simple and effective.
 
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