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Old 11-02-2010, 05:30 AM   #11
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The SOG Fusion's cover does have a single belt loop, and snaps over the whole head. Ultimately, not comfortable for belt carry.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:44 AM   #12
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I started with the idea that both hawks would endure the same tests.

But then, with a little research, some things became clear.

The SOG looks like the classic Nam hawk. A combat weapon. SOG, however, markets it as a breaching, obstacle clearing tool. I'm still researching, but I've found nothing to indicate it's use as a weapon.

The Cold Steel hawk is marketed solely as a weapon.

Indulge me as I give you my impressions, completely unscientific.

The SOG feels like a fast, viscious weapon. An angry hornet.

The CS is a trench hawk, but looks, hefts, and feels medieval. An angry dragon.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:49 AM   #13
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The back spikes.

The SOG appears to have lost it's way. An almost chisel point, but not quite.

Almost sharpened, but not quite.

It just feels unformed, and I'm not really sure what purpose it serves in the role that they describe.

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The CS, on the other hand, makes no bones about it's purpose.

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The SOG's edge is sharper, we'll see how that translates into cutting power.

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The CS, however, has a curious addition, which serves as the inspiration of the first test. The test has become my standard opening shot at J.D., and generally my first test of each review.

Hawk head to hawk head to Benny's head.....

The CS features finger grooves at the head....

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BB, I'd think those finger grooves could prove useful in a hand-to-hand situation allowing the handle to be used as a baton, if the situation called for it. And I agree that the spike point on the SOG looks like they forgot to finish it.

Very interested in your results. I'll stay tuned.

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You go, guys. Where did you order the Trench Hawk?

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Good stuff gents, please continue.

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Who needs TV when you have this entertainment/education at your fingertips?

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