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Mudman
02-01-2012, 01:47 AM
Hey guys,

I've been eyeballing Tomahawks for a while now, particularlly the Craig barr ones. He makes some pretty awesome stuff, but at a hefty price when compared to others. The price made me lose interest after a while, but now after chatting with someone about it's usefulness- my interest is back.

I'd like to see what kind of tomahawks you guys have. So far I've only seen one post about the Craig Barr. Maybe more of you have them?

OREGON FAL'ER
02-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Trail Hawk, BK9 , Frontier Hawk.
http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/7999/hawks011.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/857/hawks011.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Corpus
02-01-2012, 03:25 AM
UC M48 Tactical Tomahawk. Please ignore the idiotic handle wrap.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1692/dsc0115ou.jpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9652/dsc0173je.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Cold Steel Trail Hawk and Rifleman's Hawk (I've gifted the Rifleman's Hawk to another forum member).
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6035/6239307706_b3baae9245.jpg

More recent photo of Trail Hawk w Condor Speed Bowie
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6120/6356082125_767f16c627_m.jpg

plowboy
02-01-2012, 08:40 AM
cold steel pipe hawk
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo60/plowboy87/shelter/DSC_0356.jpg

PPFD
02-01-2012, 09:00 AM
CS Trail Hawk I think its called.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/doomonyou10/DSCF1036.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/doomonyou10/DSCF1037.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/doomonyou10/DSCF1038.jpg

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-01-2012, 09:11 AM
I have a few hawks I'll post some pics soon.

Scrap
02-01-2012, 09:33 AM
My home-brew.
Old clawhammer,hickory handle and a blade cut from an old woodcleaver.
Turned out pretty tough.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i184/scrapthrall/hatchet.jpg

STPNWLF
02-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Here's some of my tomahawks
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/stp
/2012-02-01_10-02-49_473.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/stpnwlf/2012-02-01_10-03-09_280.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/stpnwlf/2012-02-01_10-03-09_280.jpg

STPNWLF
02-01-2012, 10:39 AM
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/stpnwlf/2012-02-01_10-03-21_616.jpg

MajorD
02-01-2012, 11:36 AM
My Trail Hawk

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx113/majordhm/1303337466.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx113/majordhm/1303300488-1.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx113/majordhm/1303300382-1.jpg

Dave

Solanine
02-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Id be curious as to what you thought of your respective hawks.

Vaunripped
02-01-2012, 01:01 PM
IMO, Dont bother trying to win one of those from the bay, get a hold of Stephen Liley of Coal Creek Forge. The man is a master and great to deal with. He is on the Bladeforums Hawk sub forums randomly, but you can send him an email from his profile.

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l611/Vaunripped/DSC06107.jpg
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l611/Vaunripped/Picture014.jpg?t=1318202657
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l611/Vaunripped/Picture013.jpg?t=1318202654

I love my 'Hawk if I'm in the woods its with me.

Flexxx
02-01-2012, 01:03 PM
My Trailhawk-
http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/BRONZEBACK29/IMG_0568.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Id be curious as to what you thought of your respective hawks.

I'm not one way or the other about Cold Steel as a company, but I love their Hawks.

The Rifleman's Hawk is a bit heavy and handles more like an ax.

The Trail Hawk is very light in hand and well suited to lightweight tasks. It is also light enough that I don't mind taking it on treks into the wild, even if I don't expect to use it much (and in my case, the Hawk fills a very narrow niche).

Both took a razor-edge with a little bit of file work. They are both excellent platforms for customization.

And you can't go wrong for the price. I might not *need* a $100 knife, but I will certainly *use* a $100 knife. The same can't be said for a Hawk (in my case); I certainly won't use one enough to justify a hefty price tag. Also, I'd likely take an ax for tasks that require an ax, as I think Hawks are generally too light. (To me, a Hawk is a weapon that makes a handy tool, while an ax is a tool that can make a handy weapon.)

Solanine
02-01-2012, 01:40 PM
Well baryonyx has those hawks, modded, for reasonable prices. I'm just not sure id use it? The ones with poly handles make me hesitant. I guess I get suspicious of synthetic materials living in an environment where it gets cold enough to shatter plastics and fear of repetitive motion stresses causing failure. Failure in a hawk would potentially be bad...

STPNWLF
02-01-2012, 01:54 PM
You can see my SOG fasthawk on the left, I practiced throwing with it in ice and snow
had a couple bad hits and synthetic handle still intact. It also makes a cool sound when
Thrown :-)

Solanine
02-01-2012, 02:02 PM
Define cold :P

DeAdEyE956
02-01-2012, 02:36 PM
Here is one I modded a little.
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc290/GetBent_08/1747e89a.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Here is one I modded a little.


Nice. I sharpened the beard on my Trail Hawk too.

STPNWLF
02-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Cold--10below w/20mph wind, it was a moderate day for that time of year in
Oswego NY

CKS
02-01-2012, 03:47 PM
My 2Hawks Warbeast.
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/gruntsoldier2/fish%20on/bf763936.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/gruntsoldier2/fish%20on/cadb9ace.jpg

brandon
02-01-2012, 06:24 PM
One I made.http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll30/nhstk02/Snapbucket/81BD9C51-orig.jpg

El T
02-01-2012, 06:45 PM
My 2Hawks Warbeast.
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/gruntsoldier2/fish%20on/cadb9ace.jpg

You know, I've been meaning to ask.....did that handle come with those eyelets?

CKS
02-01-2012, 07:01 PM
They are just holes drilled in it for a cord wrap. No eyelets but it did come that way.

Mudman
02-01-2012, 07:36 PM
cool posts guys, keep them coming!
The trail hawk seems very popular, I'm currently losing a bidding war on ebay for the craig barr. And for the price of one of his, I can have almost 3 trail hawks. Think I'll just do that instead.

I wish there were some local stores that carried Tomahawks, it would be nice to see them in person.

Solanine
02-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Wouldn't the eyelets weaken the handle?

Grunt167
02-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Here's my Craig Barr 'Hawk...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/Grunt167/Weapons/2011-08-15_16-59-27_672.jpg

I haven't had a chance to really play with it yet but it seems really well made..

Mudman
02-01-2012, 09:32 PM
Here's my Craig Barr 'Hawk...
I haven't had a chance to really play with it yet but it seems really well made..

Damn! Thought I was over the CB hawks. Your post has me wanting it yet again. lol

Grunt167
02-01-2012, 10:24 PM
I lurked for months bidding, then dropping out when the bids got to high before I finally got mine. I think it was $108 that I got mine for.

Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk

PPFD
02-02-2012, 10:08 AM
I bought mine from Amazon for less than $25.00.

Stripped the head, used vinegar age it, and some boiled linseed on the handle.

Bought the kydex blade cover on ebay.

Total cost about $50.00


This is a great video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvv97vPLHk

MikieG
02-02-2012, 10:17 PM
SOG tactical tomahawk is awesome! we tried to break it. no dice. whole crew carries em in our packs.

Solanine
02-02-2012, 10:52 PM
This is a great video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvv97vPLHk

You evil man. Now I want one. Great video unless you're trying to not buy more gear.

Zero138
02-03-2012, 12:55 AM
anyone like or dislike the pathfinder scout hawk by 2hawks?

Mudman
02-03-2012, 01:55 AM
anyone like or dislike the pathfinder scout hawk by 2hawks?
They look nice, but never in stock. I wanted to order one after seeing a video.

CKS
02-03-2012, 09:30 AM
If someone wanted one of the pathfinder hawks I can pick one up at our next gun show. Dave always sets up their booth here and always has some in stock with him. Or I can get them straight from 2Hawks cause they always set up here as well. I think the next show is in march.

STPNWLF
02-03-2012, 09:48 AM
I'd be interested in one of Dave's hawks.

Zero138
02-03-2012, 04:01 PM
I talked to devin through email he said he had a few laying around. 125 bucks. Ive read that they are cast though and they they can be weak and have breaking issues. I really hope this was just a fluke for the two different people with problems. I really like the look of that hawk

The Warrior
02-03-2012, 04:40 PM
Ground the eye socket, stripped and blued the head, painted the handle black, with olive drab tiger stripes, 550 corded it. With, and without the kydex sheath Snakedoc made. Along side my tiger striped grivory BK2:


http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/002.png

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/02a.png

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/020.png

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/027.png

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/033.png

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p40/bdwoowoo/Trail%20Hawk%20Mod/050.png

AddictedToSteel
02-03-2012, 05:36 PM
RMJ Tactical hawks.

http://www.rmjtactical.com/

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-03-2012, 06:53 PM
I like that tiger stripe.

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Did someone say RMJ?
Here's my pack. Need to mod the trail hawk.
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd461/glockcrazz/3f8338ca.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-03-2012, 07:48 PM
Did someone say RMJ?
Here's my pack. Need to mod the trail hawk.

Very nice!!

Been thinking bout getting a Spike Hawk. How do ya like yours?

Solanine
02-03-2012, 08:22 PM
What promotes the desire for a spike over the blunt/hammer back?

Grunt167
02-03-2012, 08:45 PM
What promotes the desire for a spike over the blunt/hammer back?
Usually the desire to embed the spike in someone's skull...

Solanine
02-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Usually the desire to embed the spike in someone's skull...

Those blunt protrusions would do the job too... so I guess the difference is mostly if you feel it more as a weapon than a tool? I could imagine some digging uses for a spike.

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Yeah I think you nailed it. One more of a weapon and other a tool that could still work as a weapon. I prefer the spike hawk wider blade. Plans are to finish mods on spike hawk. Do some throwing with the trail hawk. Then I'll mod it too.

Mudman
02-04-2012, 02:09 AM
Just ordered a Trail hawk. I really like those kydex sheaths! Where can I get one guys?

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Just ordered a Trail hawk. I really like those kydex sheaths! Where can I get one guys?

Send me an email.

Zero138
02-04-2012, 09:19 AM
Why trail hawk over all other options? I'm tying to decide which to get.

Solanine
02-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Well I don't own one yet but my shopping went something like this...

Handle type? Wood, synthetic, full tang?
I picked wood for removable head, ease of replacement and cost of the unit and weight.

Spike or blunt or none?
You basically get spikes or similar on tacticals and blunts on woodsman style. I decided the blunt head worked best for my intended use.

Blade shape?
There are a whole bunch of blade shapes available that pretty much differ in 'belly'. While I see the advantage of a larger striking surface I don't intend to throw it, too much 'up' curve will make it harder to pack for me and so my only real requirement is the blade being wider than the head.

Cost?
For me, I'm not sure how much ill use this tool and therefore don't want to invest the $400+ in some of those nice customs.


Through that criteria I determined that a woodsman styled hawk with blunt back and low cost meant most likely one of the cold steels. Between those it was the rifleman, pipe or trail. The rifleman weighs almost a pounds more and I decided I prefer the blunt end of the trail over the hammer of the pipe.

Mudman
02-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Why trail hawk over all other options? I'm tying to decide which to get.
I wanted something with the hammer pole. The Trail hawks are dirt cheap compared to the Craig Bar,r which I plan to eventually get.

Zero138
02-04-2012, 08:35 PM
I ordered a trail hawk today too 25.52 on amazon hope to have it in 5-8 biz days lol

AddictedToSteel
02-04-2012, 10:23 PM
Those blunt protrusions would do the job too... so I guess the difference is mostly if you feel it more as a weapon than a tool? I could imagine some digging uses for a spike.

If I remember what I read on the RMJ website, the Eagle Talon is designed as a fighting weapon more than a woodsman's tool. The spike will go through a kevlar helmet and the beard on the blade is also sharpened so that you can come up from behind and hook their neck and pull through or some other similar tactic. The whole ET is made from a single piece of steel so there is no chance of the head coming off.

They take orders from the active military and put them at the head of the list when they are filling orders.

Solanine
02-05-2012, 12:05 AM
If I remember what I read on the RMJ website, the Eagle Talon is designed as a fighting weapon more than a woodsman's tool. The spike will go through a kevlar helmet and the beard on the blade is also sharpened so that you can come up from behind and hook their neck and pull through or some other similar tactic. The whole ET is made from a single piece of steel so there is no chance of the head coming off.

They take orders from the active military and put them at the head of the list when they are filling orders.

Which is all great and if I knew id use one a lot, my life would depend on one, etc id go for it. But at the moment my interest is greater than my need, my position is as a civilian and its use would be primarily in woods as a tool-sub-defense instead of as a weapon with some utility. $50 vs $500 in that situation is a factor as well as I may decide I am not overly keen on hawks and go with a pure axe and long blade.

bearthedog
02-07-2012, 12:41 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk279/Bearthedog_photos/Knives/Tomahawk/IMG_4993.jpg
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk279/Bearthedog_photos/Knives/Tomahawk/IMG_4928.jpg

MMiller
02-09-2012, 06:32 PM
CS Pipehawk

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/SuicideFO/IMAG0189.jpg

Heath2
02-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Here's a few of mine, from Dickison forge
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/12c237b4.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/7a874c55.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/103e622d.jpg
I made this one there last weekend, not finished yet and needs a handle
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/9289243e.jpg
Here's a few I've watched being made at Dickison forge
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/0d40869c.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/91e88bea.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/65b3c6e6.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/Heath2_2010/ab968ebf.jpg

Mudman
02-10-2012, 10:08 PM
Damn those are sweet!

CKS
02-10-2012, 10:21 PM
My brothers new one.

Coal Creek Forge
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/gruntsoldier2/fish%20on/9e373e6d.jpg

Corpus
02-10-2012, 10:56 PM
That CCF is a real beauty.

STPNWLF
02-11-2012, 05:22 AM
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/stpnwlf/2012-02-10_09-41-07_429.jpg
Little something I've been working on.

Trailbum
02-13-2012, 12:16 AM
Is that a condor hawk.

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-14-2012, 01:37 PM
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd461/glockcrazz/640c7d01.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-14-2012, 02:20 PM
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd461/glockcrazz/640c7d01.jpg

Sending PM for pricing on one of those sheaths....

SaturatedShadow
02-15-2012, 09:07 AM
My trail hawk

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaturatedShadow/Trail%20Hawk/TrailhawkPost.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaturatedShadow/Eskabar/14Hawk.jpg

SqueeDAB
02-24-2012, 09:31 AM
My CS Trail Hawk. Shortened haft to 16.5". And added some new Kydex by Glockcrazz

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6779890614_a6ea26f32b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6779891370_7c11948a89.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7063/6926007907_0ff38eea15.jpg


ETA: even w the sharpened beard, the sheath still holds just right.

Mudman
02-24-2012, 03:39 PM
looks good dude!

GLOCKCRAZZ
02-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Nice mods bro. That hawk looks awesome.

SqueeDAB
02-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Pulled the paracord wrap and added some waxed jute twine. The paracord felt too heavy (it was saturated w wax and sap).

Now I have some fire-starting material w my firewood processing tool.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6793417558_5350fe59d7.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6793404598_f396c5153d.jpg

Corpus
02-28-2012, 04:07 PM
That looks Squeedabulous !

Solanine
02-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Did you feel the wrap was necessary or just liked it aesthetically?

Magus
03-01-2012, 04:48 PM
I hate all of you in this thread. I had ignored hawks for the longest time...didn't know enough about them...didn't see the need. But then I did some research because of this thread. Extremely useful tools and I thought "why the hell don't I have a hawk?" Now I've got a CS Pipe Hawk and CS Rifleman Hawk inbound to get my feet wet and off to the hardware store to get some paint stripper and wood stain. More money spent dammit. But a cheap way to start anyway.

mwramos76
01-26-2014, 06:49 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/27/ba8u8e8e.jpg

Finally pulled the trigger on a hawk. Love it so far. It did come a bit rough but it's a bad ass now.


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bravoniner
01-26-2014, 11:11 PM
I have the rifleman's hawk. If someone has a trail hawk and wants to try the larger one or trade out right let me know. I like having the extra heft but I kinda want to try the lighter one.

sent from middle of the Pacific.

Olafasaurus
01-27-2014, 07:24 AM
My CS Frontier hawk. Stripped the paint, vinegar patina, sand and stained the handle.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd440/jakridge/IMG_1633.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/jakridge/media/IMG_1633.jpg.html)

It works, but I've been debating a second hawk.

http://shrewbows.com/shrewhawk/