Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

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Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby Globemaster » Thu May 26, 2011 7:58 am

What’s a man to do when he can’t afford the current asking prices for a high-quality tactical tomahawks? Make your own! No, you don’t have to build a forge or set up an anvil in the living room. You can start the project with a number of tools that are readily available:


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Re: Make your own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby Rattler » Thu May 26, 2011 8:26 am

Interesting. Now what to do about a cool grip. Para-cord?
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Re: Make your own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby Globemaster » Thu May 26, 2011 8:32 am

I suppose a guy could remove the rubber-grip, and wrap the bare handle with para-cord :D
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Re: Make your own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby 9x19MdM » Thu May 26, 2011 8:36 am

I bet an old wooden handled one could be picked up at a yard sale/second hand store/pawn shop for a just a few bucks. Maybe with the handle removed it would be easier to work some of the angles too.
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Re: Make your own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby John A. » Thu May 26, 2011 8:38 am

Any hatchet could become tactical.

All in how you use it I guess.

If I were to make a tomahawk to reflect my personality, I would likely wrap the handle with some sort of tanned hide. And I would also likely skip the pike on the end and have a blunt end, and the sharp end.

Like this one:
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Re: Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby shootermcmillan » Thu May 26, 2011 12:25 pm

Cold Steel tomahawks are quite affordable, I have had one for years. This the trailhawk.....its lightwieght and can be had for $20-25. No need to reinvent the wheel. The next size up is a few bucks more and a bit heavier :D
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Re: Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby 9x19MdM » Thu May 26, 2011 12:34 pm

shootermcmillan wrote:Cols steel tomahawks are quite affordable, I have had one for years. This the trailhawk.....its lightwieght and can be had for $20-25. No need to reinvent the wheel. The next size up is a few bucks more and a bit heavier :D

I've seen this style (Cold Steel) with the hammer poll reshaped to be more of a tactical head.


The Ontario Knives SPAX is pretty much a already shaped into a tactical "tool".
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Re: Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby Globemaster » Thu May 26, 2011 1:24 pm

John A. wrote:Like this one:

I looked at that model at Lowe’s® this afternoon, as I had other things to pickup prior to the long weekend; and that tool design, is useless IMO, and it was priced at $20



this is the SOG® Tomahawk, and I picked it up at a gun show a couple of years ago.

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and this is the Stanley® FatMax® Xtreme™ aka The FUBAR Hammer … it’s the Key to the City :twisted:

4-in-1 tool for prying, splitting, board bending and striking jobs
• One piece forged steel bar for increased durability
• Two-tiered jaws for grabbing common dimensional lumber & decking
• Beveled nail slot for pulling & prying nails
• Textured grip for excellent comfort & control, even when wet
• Tempered steel that prevents chipping


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Re: Make Your Own ‘Tactical’ Tomahawk

Postby shootermcmillan » Thu May 26, 2011 2:49 pm

That is a great framing tool for residential work (most commercial work is metal stud). They are used to twist & tweak twisted studs and joists. Ideally you want good clean lumber, but I don't seem to live on a planet where such a thing is available. Its also a great demo tool.
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