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Old 10-20-2010, 02:59 AM   #21
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Sounds like you are trying to make a LaGana Tactical Tomahawk. It is the Tomahawk to have. Unless GLOCK decides to produce one.
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Actually, their CQC-T looks pretty decent.
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The CQC-T is made by Emerson, and is a hell of a 'hawk. But the handle is too short for my application and I refuse to spend that kind of money for a "production" tomahawk.

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The CQC-T is made by Emerson, and is a hell of a 'hawk. But the handle is too short for my application and I refuse to spend that kind of money for a "production" tomahawk.
Way to spendy for me too. But I like the overall design. It would be a good starting point as far as design and a longer handle could be added. The trick would be finding a fabricator for it.
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I vote for a triangle on the back, fairly long and narrow, 4 or 5 to 1 length to width. Also, I would not make the handle longer than 20 to 24 inches. You want a tomahawk, not a golf club. I'm leaning towards 20".
I'm interested here. Got somebody to make something? PM me. I could use a good zombie-hawk.

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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.
Darn, I've got some obsidian I can send you if you want to knapp a head for it yourself.
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I can make a decent tomahawk with this blade head.
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That is most definitely NOT what I would be interested in. If I want a catalog head I can put it on a handle my own self. I would personally be more interested in an Estwing rigging ax with a triangular blade instead of the hammer face. I liked that tactical hawk picture except for the spike on the handle below the head. And the pointed bottom of the handle. I'm a clutz and could well injure myself with something like that. I also like the handle cross section on an Estwing hammer, not just a flat piece of steel. Go to the Home Depot, pick up a 28 oz Estwing framing hammer or rigging ax and see if that doesn't just feel sweet. Blade shape like previous illustration and we're in zombie smiting mode!!

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I have demonstrated my lack of knowledge and expertise regarding tomahawks.

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Darn, I've got some obsidian I can send you if you want to knapp a head for it yourself.
Thank you Lady Glass, but I have now done obsidian. Beautiful. Elegant.

But not ready for Zombie Unlife taking I am afraid. Not sharp enough, not durable enough and definitely WAY too pretty.

I need steel! Rugged, manly, high carbon with a hint of John Wayne steel that is ready and begging to be put into play.

I am thinking I need a forge and someone of Norse ( or gnome if the stories are true ) decent.

Who was it that forged Excalibur?? Oh right, that pesky female Lady of the Lake's Minions...... *grumbing*

I don't have TIME to go river dancing around England here. The Space Zombies are coming!!
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Maybe we should narrow down the apps, materials, and style.

Do we want a tactical, multi use tool? Then steel type will be a factor. If we're looking at a door breaching, wire cutting, skull crushing, thrower/melee weapon, my opinion is we're looking at tool steel.

Strictly throwing? Then we need cheapies, from a cheapie supplier, like Bud K.
There, you can get 3 throwing hawks for $24. I know alot of Black Powder guys do hawk throwing competitively, and have the quality competition ones, but they fall into rules and guidelines, the edge can only be so long, etc.

Prepare to replace alot of handles.

Axes are a different animal, kind of done like samurai swords, harder edge, softer body to absorb shock.

Maybe I need to get a maul and a dremel.....

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