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Old 10-19-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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Anyone seen Benning?? *looking around for his brother of the blade*

So, I got the new Blu-Ray Definitive Director Edition of one of my favorite movies of all time: 1992's Last of the Mohicans directed by Michael Mann.

Man, this is a great movie and in BluRay it is absolutely STUNNING!!

I have seen this movie, I kid you not, over 100 times start to finish. I love the story and I love the weapons.

Once again, I am finding myself without something I see a use for when the Space Zombies come.

I want to make an Ultimate Tomahawk. One that can be used to split a skull, but isn't so damn heavy that you can't carry it overload or so small that you have to get TOO friggin close to use it.

Judging by a lot of research previously and tonight, this handle needs to be about twice the length of my forearm, and I feel I might want it to be break resistant in case I REALLY need to do some prying.

Now, I have done some looking around the forum. I know that TXNorton got a couple of axes/hawks recently and he posted a link to a guy, but it would appear his workload is just fine right now and he isn't taking custom work.

I found these threads:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f32/l6-tomahawk-finished-pics-4688/

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f32/tactical-tomahawks-3611/

So I sent an e-mail to the guy and asked him if he is accepting work and asked him to come back to us.

Don't know if he is willing or able.

So, I am thinking FTF needs to offer some input into this tomahawk creation and of course there will be mandatory testing with lots of pictures, a final endorsement and where it can be improved, if at all.

I would prefer to stay away from someone else's pre-constructed notion of what this tomahawk should be.

I don't want Damascus or any safe queen material, I am looking for a steel that will take a razor's edge and scalp a zombie if I am so inclined.

So, who has some thoughts ( positive thoughts that is ) on what would make The Ultimate Tomahawk and what would you like to see tested??

Pictures would help, especially if we are going to incorporate several designs into this unit.

Thanks,

JD

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Hey I want one too. I've been looking for a throwing ax / tomahawk to go with the knife throwing I've been getting into. Can't wait to see how you do this.

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Do I hear a need to commission not one but two instead??

Once we get the details worked out of course. And you will have to participate in the testing obviously.

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On board captain.

I guess with a tomahawk I really will be capt swingin!

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On board captain.

I guess with a tomahawk I really will be capt swingin!
Still holding on to that one and I never did get any thumbs on it.

Okay, well let's get some input on what a good tomahawk design would be.

What are you wanting out of yours?
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Thumbs up???
I had a different digit in mind

I was thinking a double blade, or a spike on the back?
That would give me two chances to stick it in a tree stump.

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I am unsure of the blade shape and size but think it should have a Zombie spike on the opposite side of the blade. A spike that could double as a decent pick when not spiking Zombies

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I like the spike idea. I am down with that design. However instead of a real sharp, narrow spike ( like a pencil or a cone ) I am thinking more of a triangle that can be edged on two sides, but still do some trauma if it hit something fleshy.

What do you think guys?

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I like the spike idea. I am down with that design. However instead of a real sharp, narrow spike ( like a pencil or a cone ) I am thinking more of a triangle that can be edged on two sides, but still do some trauma if it hit something fleshy.

What do you think guys?
I think our new SM Shade has a machine shop.
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A triangle sounds like it would be stout enough to be used as a pick but pointy enough to take care of the noggin whether it be helmeted or not.

BTW - The Last of the Mohicans RAWKS!

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