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Need a recommendation for a tomahawk and survival knife.

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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I don't have a ton of money to spend on either and I know they both range from high to low in price, but I don't want garbage either. I have looked at many online but I would like a recommendation from those with experience. Basically I will be using both this summer when I go on a kayaking/camping/fishing expedition into the Adirondack mountains plus other times when I'm out in the woods.




posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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You want an actual "Tomahawk" or a hatchet/axe?

And a survival knife....that could mean a lot of things - can you give us a clue as to what type you are looking for?



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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I would like an actual tomahawk, I've seen some that can be used for all around purposes such as hammering a stake or chopping small pieces of wood. I have an axe for camping purposes but it's rather large and want something smaller and lighter. As far as survival knife, I'm not looking for the Rambo type, but something I could use God forbid I would ever get lost or separated. No cell phone coverage is available so I would be on my own.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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For a survival knife I would look at the Esee RC-5. The things a beast!



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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Let's see a cruise missle and a survival knife.
Kidding. I like the balance of a Vauhn shake axe, wood handle.
Just a little practice you can gain the accuracy with all the distance and rotation speed ratio you will need to make as perfect strike 85% of the time. I used to roof houses everyday with one. I still have it mastered. Great for knock down and knock out power. Soak in oil to secure the wood handle to the axe. Let someone else give you the knife.
Best tool for an outdoorsman. Lightwieght.
SnF for having the resolve to come here and ask.
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Cold Steel do some nice tomahawks at sorta reasonable prices, I'm happy with my commemorative USMC Operation Iraqi Freedom Ka Bar for a knife, ultra sharp 7in carbon steel blade leather washer style handle, I believe standard ww2 pattern, got it off ebay brand new with sheath for £25.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Introducing the Pathfinder Scout Hawk
www.youtube.com...
$100

Pathfinder Knife
blindhorseknives.com...
$275

a little cheaper

Ka Bar BK2
www.amazon.com...=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1296605478&sr=1-1
$58

Cold Steel Trail Hawk
www.amazon.com...=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1296605516&sr=1-3
$27



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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Thanks brother , I will have a look. I figured I would get the best answers coming to this forum and so far it's working.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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I think I came across that knife in my search, but I believe it wasn't the Iraqi freedom model.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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well.. as for the tomahawk, i cant help you.. the knife i have is a 12" blade, seratted, hand gaurded, hollowed handle (handle is 6" long by 3" dia)...total length 18"... built in compass (caps the handle).. fishing eye on the guard.. i have the handle packed with 15' of line/hook.. waterproof matches, "quick start fire chips"... ( 4 small pieces, like 1"x 1/2").. and small magnifying glass.. hope this gives you some input... peace...oh ya... wished it fit a beer in it!!!



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Cold steel was one of the websites I had looked at but I wasn't sure of the quality, but they do look nice.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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I personally don't care much for smaller hatchets or tomahawks. If I need to hammer something, I'll find a rock. If I need to cut wood, I'll break branches - if the wood is too big I use the Gerber Pack Saw. I've found that saws are much more efficient than swinging a hatchet. If you had a full size axe, I'd go with that but that's too heavy for packing in.


As far as survival knives go, you want a bad ass knife go with SOG S37. It's not cheap, but it's not ridiculous, but it's tough as nails, and has a serrated section which comes in handy all the time.


I like the BK7 & BK10 knives because they are tough and cheaper, but they don't have serrated edges, so it's kind of a deal breaker for me.



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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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I really wouldnt waste my time with a "tomahawk" If you want something effective for the woods get a hatchet/ax with multi use blades.. If you want a decoration only a white man would us next to his fireplace, get a tomahawk.
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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one word Gerber,not the baby food the knife maker, excellent set, i had the tomahawk knife set the knife was in the handle, www.gerbergear.com...
click on gear and there you go



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Greetings Johnson;

I've done allot of research and for the knife I would personalty go with this.

www.knivesplus.com...

I have read the reviews and watched to videos, this is one tough knife. You need to put a edge on it more frequently, so get one of these.

cgi.ebay.com...

Might not look like much, but they work great!

As for the tomahawk I like this one.

cgi.ebay.com...

You have to finish it out, but its bullet proof, and cheap for what you get. It might be to heavy for you, if so try this.

cgi.ebay.com...

Hope that helps. Watch your top knot pilgrim. LOL!!!

trinity369



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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I wanted a Ka Bar and that one was going cheap, unlike the actual operation, on Cold Steel's site I like the Vietnam tomahawk, they've also got some good knives.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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I forgot to mention - if you MUST get a tomahawk thing, this combination hatchet/saw is the way to go - Gerber Gator Axe II - it's pretty inexpensive and super versatile ($49 USD)





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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me out with your feedback. I will take a look at all of your recommendations and feel free to add should you have anymore. This is what I like about ATS, I can always get the info I need from members.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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I would recomend a a K-bar. They are tough, realiable, hold and edge well, and can do everything from help you skin a deer, to building a shelter. If I could afford it, I would invest in a good pocket knife, or a quality multitool, either leatherman or gerber. It doesn't have to be the biggest, baddest boy out there, but a couple of extra blades, and awl and screwdrivers could come in real handy.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Some of their stuff looks really good for the price and they do make the two handed battle sword that is the real deal. lol



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