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Old 11-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #61
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Here both Tomahawks go head to head against the top of the pig scalp between the ears.

Both 'Hawks were swung with my left hand (I am a Southpaw) and they both bit hard and took a SERIOUS left turn as evidenced by the angle and depth of the cuts.

Here are the results of the VTAC.

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And here are the results of the CS Trench Hawk.

NOTE: The CS Hawk in the picture is shown against the depth of the cut by the VTAC because I only had one pig head to test against.

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At this point the pig head was pretty beat down in the free hanging form, so I thought I would find out what would happen if Piggus the Ice Pig was laid on the ground and was hit full force as if it was crawling towards me.

Here's the VTAC going across the snout.....

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And here is the Trench Hawk going head to head against the back edge of the severed head with skull, skin and ice in the way....

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So, what have I learned from this test??

Both tomahawks have their place on my field kit! They are both effective, they are both deadly and they are both a warrior's 'hawk based on the flesh it was tested against.

The VTAC is quick, it doesn't hit as deep, but it recovers quick and it is capable of delivering very good initial strikes and follow up strikes without getting caught against bone, MOLLE straps or even parts of a door.

The CS Trench is an amazing piece of steel that is capable of putting the biggest whooping on a target because of the longer handle and the bigger blade. This thing is the monster in this class, but it will make you over commit and it will get caught if it gets too deep into a target.

That said, I would hate to be up against either one of them based on this test.

What do YOU think if you put yourself in Piggy's place??

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That said, I would hate to be up against either one of them based on this test.

What do YOU think if you put yourself in Piggy's place??
I'd have a damn gun!

Very nice carnage test JD, I am sold on the VTAC. The smaller size would be much better to maneuver and quicker to strike with, not to mention it would be easier to throw as well, IMHO.
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WOW you really took it to the test medium ( IE FROZEN PIG HEAD).

BRAVO

Benning thats gonna be hard to beat.

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WOW you really took it to the test medium ( IE FROZEN PIG HEAD).

BRAVO

Benning thats gonna be hard to beat.
Tell me about it.

I guess it's time to go extreme, but that's a tough one to top.

Let me get some things together....
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Great tests. One question - Would a change in the blade profile on the CS allow it to not stick or is that also part of the function of the longer handle?

Both of these are wicked equipment. I am looking forward to Benning's next test. Watcha got BB?

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Tell me about it.

I guess it's time to go extreme, but that's a tough one to top.

Let me get some things together....
How does your wife feel about bovine?
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