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Old 09-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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IMO, a tomahawk is like a multi-use tool.

i would prefer a hatchet or an axe myself.

machetes are for weeds and vines, not trees. but use one if that's all you have with you.

knives, axes, hatchets, machetes are tools. all tools usually have a specific purpose. when used for that specific purpose they usually perform as they are required to and do their intended job.

multi-purpose tools are usually designed to take the job of several different tools to decrease space needed to carry or store them. many times they do an adequate job for a short period of time.
I'm not arguing, I'm asking: what makes a tomahawk "multi-use"?
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I'm not arguing, I'm asking: what makes a tomahawk "multi-use"?
to be quite honest, not really for sure! the shape of the head? the weight of it? the design?

could be if a person needed only one tool to cover the needs of several, that a tomahawk would suffise, in a survival type situation.
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Who uses an axe ? I use a chainsaw to cut up trees.

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Who uses an axe ? I use a chainsaw to cut up trees.
i do! hence, my username!

seriously, i use an axe to split wood i have cut with the chainsaw for my smoker.
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i do! hence, my username! seriously, i use an axe to split wood i have cut with the chainsaw for my smoker.
I use a splitting maul for my smoker
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I use a splitting maul for my smoker
i like a double bit axe myself. most of the wood i split for my smoker is usually about 10" or less in diameter and less than 12" in length. so the axe works great for my purposes.
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Most of the people who buy things like tomahawks never use them, therefore they don't know that a good hatchet works better. That's my explanation.

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There were old iron bladed tomahawks that had a lighter profile blade and a hammer at the rear. These were lighter than a full hatchet and could be handier for carry by trappers, mountain men, etc. who were concerned about weight.

Some modern iterations of the tomahawk include the same weight saving profile for the hatchet side, and may have a hammer or surfaces designed for prying. So for "tactical use" the light weight and prying ability can make it useful for some breeching capability( not a first choice, I wouldn't think). Also the lighter weight allows it to be wielded more quickly as a weapon and swung for a longer period of time with less tiring. I have seen a model where the handle or central post terminated in the upper end becoming a small crow bar, with the blade having a cutting, hatchet head on one side, and a hammer on the other along with a nail puller hole below the hatchet .

Most if these seem like a combination of compromises, to give the user multiple tools in one that can be used in a pinch, but may not be the best for each of the jobs it is capable of. I have a full on axe, and a camp hatchet. Both are good for chopping wood. If I wanted a weapon, a tomahawk may be better. But I'm with you, I'd rather use a handgun or long gun.

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Well, that guy certainly seems to have a lot of energy.


He runs, he jumps, and every time the tomahawk leaves his hand there's an edit...And then a close shot of the tomahawk hitting the target. Apparently even the vendor can't find anybody who can actually throw one.
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I'm not arguing, I'm asking: what makes a tomahawk "multi-use"?


You can use it to cut kindling wood, kill people or crack walnuts. I shave with mine.
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