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How many of use own a "tactical" tomahawk? I have one I forget who made it. Nasty weapon. I read our troops used them in Nam. Very intimidating instrument. I would hate to encounter someone trained how to use one to fight. I couldnt imagine the fear of being in some trench and seeing someone with one up close.
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One of our MP's is quite skilled with one, and ridiculously good at throwing them out to 10 meters. He's also made a breaching hammer since he doesn't like the battering rams we're issued.

He caught flak from the other Marines in his platoon until he demonstrated using them both. Now he only gets flak when he's not in the building.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5hc2UXL-c
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I'd rather have a Spetsnaz shovel. It does everything a tomahawk can do plus you can dig holes with it.

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Warpt762x39;17491 Wrote:I'd rather have a Spetsnaz shovel. It does everything a tomahawk can do plus you can dig holes with it.

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I saw that on the History channel. They are Russian special forces that do all that insane training and fighting tecniques? I remember seeing the shovel being thrown. How do they compare to our Special forces?
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Our special forces train hard. Spetsnaz train like a fight club in an insane asylum. They beat the living crap out of each other in training. They are some of the toughest bastards out there.
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I have a couple traditional tomahawks, but they're mostly decorative (Still wouldnt get want to hit with them though, lol)

I also have a couple nice hand axes, which i guess are the modern equivalent.
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The only things I feel are wrong with the Spetsnaz shovel are that if you don't throw it just right it will fly off at an angle and you have to keep a file with you in case you use it for something other than throwing. Similar things can be said about tomahawks of course, you still have to throw it properly, but it won't catch the wind like the shovel, and of course if you hit something hard with it you will need that file.
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Really, a tomahawk or Spetsnaz shovel isn't a throwing weapon unless you absolutely have to. They are close quarters, multi use weapons/tools. Spetsnaz also has their hatchet so throwing one is ok as long as you have the other.
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das;17432 Wrote:How many of use own a "tactical" tomahawk? I have one I forget who made it. Nasty weapon. I read our troops used them in Nam. Very intimidating instrument. I would hate to encounter someone trained how to use one to fight. I couldnt imagine the fear of being in some trench and seeing someone with one up close.


Not so much for tactical/weapon use here. Bought this one years ago locally (source) because it was historically close to a 17c. model. Turns out it has a tool steel core, and holds an edge better than all the others I've tried over the years.

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Clicking on the image should lead to the ad @ GG Godwin. If not, look for full size tomahawk #75. Ad copy:

Quote:This type was used by Washington's army, issued one to about every six men. A utility camp-axe, it was also a deadly weapon of last resort. The cold-rolled steel head has a hardened tool steel bit sandwiched into it and the hammer marks of the blacksmith who made it are clearly visible. The eye has a one degree taper so the head cannot fly off. The head on this tomahawk measures 6 1/4" long and the hickory handle is about 19" long.

Breaks down easy, handle pops right out from the top. It now sees a lot of service reducing tree limbs in the back yard. This, and a take down buck saw (details) are the two most use backyard tools here.

Cost of this 'hawk? They're a whopping $38.
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