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Old 01-07-2014, 04:46 AM   #241
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Would love to oblige but I don't have to money to purchase these hawks much less others, I can however provide a little more in depth on the SOG hawk, that's the one I got for Xmas

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Old 01-07-2014, 05:15 AM   #242
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Well as I stated above I have had this hawk since x-mas well I have been putting this thing to the test (pics to follow in a few days)

1) throwing - it doesn't take long to learn how to throw this hawk as it is well weighted and has a very sturdy handle, it absorbs shock very well and took quite a few throws and LOTS of very hard impacts for me to finally chip a small piece off of the side. Regardless the handle is still easy and comfortable I hold and the hawk still performs.

2) Cutting - it is no secret that this hawk is made of of ether cheap steel and does not seem to be heat treated. Well, it's true lol, the edge does come very sharp, and loses that edge rather quickly. But, up until the edge is gone it cuts very well, through metal, regular wood, and composite. Now being made of cheap steel the edge of course chips but not terribly so, very small chips, I have found this hawk works very well for demolition, and would do well for CQC since this means it would be use for cutting nice soft people.

3) The Spike - now while reading through the previous reviews it was rated that this part lacks real shape and purpose, I however have found it an excellent pry at, especially on metal, I you use the edge to make a starting cut of a couple inches (yes you'll need to sharpen it afterward) you can whack the spike in there and basically "open the can" (bear in mind this is only really effective on very thin metal) also the spike can withstand tremendous force while the original "tip" dulls a bit, once it became somewhat rounded it did not appear to take any further damage regardless of what I did to it, also another thought, if sharpened a bit but not ground down to a "spike" when this is embedded in wood or "people" you will always quickly be able to retrieve your weapon, it will not get stuck as easily as the potent spike on the trench hawk.

4) the steel - yes this is cheap steel, but a slight benefit is quick and easy sharpening, regardless if what unused it for I could grind a new edge in with a whet stone within a few minutes without trouble.

Hope you enjoy, as I said I'll post pics in a few days, if there is anything else you wish to see done I'll happy do my best to accommodate!

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Old 01-11-2014, 05:26 PM   #243
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It's hard to see the handle on the second pic but this was thrown hard from 20 feet, blade landed perfectly
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:29 PM   #244
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Random piece of galvanized Steel (before) 1/8" thick

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Random piece of galvanized steel (after)
The spike penetrated fine (granted I'm stronger than most and I swung like I meant it) and the spike took no damage
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The spike stuck in the wood just dandy

Let me know if there's anything else on the SOG that you guys would like to see.
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I'll make a small addition. IMO the blade on the sog is too small and doesn't have much of an upswing on it. Which is extremely a detriment to serious hawk throwers. I do however prefer the spike shape to that of the m48. The m48 spike was such a downward swing to it that a rev and a half throw with the spike side is virtually impossible.

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^ Agreed on the head, i wouldn't recommend it for anything other than combat honestly, even when thrown hard the head I so light that it doesn't bury itself in the target

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I'll make a small addition. IMO the blade on the sog is too small and doesn't have much of an upswing on it. Which is extremely a detriment to serious hawk throwers. I do however prefer the spike shape to that of the m48. The m48 spike was such a downward swing to it that a rev and a half throw with the spike side is virtually impossible.

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Lol..........

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Went after a metal garbage can today, needless to say it payed for it's crimes

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Used the spike to pry the stupid lid off
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