how'd you know about my tomahawk? Seriously?Frankie said:Paracowboy on loan?
because a knife is just a knife, and the chances of needing one that large is...minimal.Kirkhill said:If you are going to carry the weight of a tomahawk around why not carry something like these instead?
man makes sense.boondocksaint said:SFC W carried a Tomahawk generally to be used as a multi-purpose tool. This is an paragraph taken from his slide show he gave us in work up training.
KNIVES: A GOOD SWISS ARMY KNIFE OR A MULTITOOL IS REALLY ALL YOU NEED, FOR MOST TASKS. THE ARMY WILL GIVE YOU A BAYONET/MRE OPENER. IF YOU BUY A FIXED BLADED KNIFE KEEP THE BLADE LENGTH AT 8IN OR LESS OR IT MIGHT BE CONFISCATED UPON RETURN. (CUSTOMS OFFICERS ARE P#*&^!) THE TRIED AND TRUE K-BAR IS YOUR BEST BET; IT’S INEXPENSIVE AND DURABLE. GET SOMETHING WITH A TANTO STYLE BLADE AS THEYARE THE MOST DURABLE, EASIER TO SHARPEN AND WILL GO THRU ALMOST ANYTHING. GENERAL JACKSON’S HAS ABOUT THE BEST SELECTION IN TOWN OR GO TO KNIFEOUTLET.COM. ALSO AS WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING QUITE A BIT OF MOUT, I’D SUGGEST YOU INVEST IN A…TOMAHAWK, IT CUTS CHOPS PRIES AND IN A PINCH DIGS TOO. PLUS IT’S PREFECT FOR GOIN MEL GIBSON ON THAT A$$.
paracowboy said:actually, now that I think about it: instead of troopie spending 50-odd bucks on a tomahawk, he can just stroll on down to Home Depot and get himself a drywall hammer. Same deal, really.
boondocksaint said:Sorry about the blue folks, it was pretty bad. The new bayonet is fine, stood up well to pretty heavy abuse. Though I must admit mine stayed in the LAV alot of times, ounces make pounds, and I was humping alot of weight already.
The tomahawk as an augmentation to section level kit would be ok. Like the machete idea.
I'm pretty sure you're funnin', but that's exactly the sort of thing you don't need. It's just an axe, and a fairly impractical one. Too many sharpy/pointy parts to it. It'd tear your kit apart without a specialty scabbard, and you can't use it as handily as a regular 'hawk or hatchet. No hammer. Handle's too short. Blade's not long enough. Or thick enough.Garett said:I want one for Christmas!