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Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:07 am

Again, this full-tang Tomahawk should serve me well. (I know that most folks on this site will have little use for a tomahawk, but I think that it will serve me rather well).

It isn't a true hatchet, but the 1075 steel will hold a good edge and is tough enough to take a beating without rolling the edge. The point on the back of the head is tough enough to penetrate a car door, automobile windshield, and the occasional skull that requires that "deep penetration" to terminate a hostile attack. The handle is 16 inches long and weighs 24.4 ounces. The 550 Paracord-wrapping on the tang provides good purchase when it is either wet or dry. There's additional paracord provided so that you can use part of it as a wrist tether.

With an eight-inch long head with a four-inch-long blade, it has a longer "beard" than most of the other 'hawks on the market without looking like a Viking Axe. It isn't "restricted" to combat duties, and If I slightly re-profile the blade I can use it for camp chores. (I knew you were wondering if this is just a "one trick pony"). It isn't optimal for camp duties, but it should perform work reasonably well. The sheath seems very well made. It is made of leather and has a nice swiveling belt loop that will make accessing the 'hawk much easier than others I've seen. I have watched a few reviews on YouTube and believe that I made a well-thought-out purchase.

I'll let you know when the 'hawk arrives.
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby TRYKER » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:48 pm

i have several tomahawks. not the new kind there hand forged that i use for throwing compitition.
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:13 am

Thanks, TRYKER. I think you know what I'm seeking in a tomahawk. This will be used primarily when I want to defend my place/person without using a handgun/shotgun. I want to swing it (spike first) at an intruder's skull, or blade first to lop off/remove an arm. You know this is the original purpose of the weapon.
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby portlandmike » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:30 pm

Fishtail Picklock wrote:Thanks, TRYKER. I think you know what I'm seeking in a tomahawk. This will be used primarily when I want to defend my place/person without using a handgun/shotgun. I want to swing it (spike first) at an intruder's skull, or blade first to lop off/remove an arm. You know this is the original purpose of the weapon.

We must think alike ... I have lots of guns but the war hammer pictured below is what sits next to my bed.
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:45 pm

I like it! It certainly will "bring things to a close" without alarming the neighbors. ;)

That "War hammer" is an excellent idea. It works for me!
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby natcherly » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:01 am

Then there is this....

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Mr. Corpse gifted me this when I visited his abode some years back. Not as flexible, usewise, as these war hammers / tomahawks / hatchets, etc., but the mere sight of this will either intimidate the intruder into panicky flight or set him to rolling on the floor emitting peals of laughter thus making him easy fodder for other defensive options...

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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby portlandmike » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:09 am

:lol: I wouldn't knock twice :lol:

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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:37 am

I am dead serious about the tomahawk. Mine should take a beating... my opponent may not.
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Re: Condor Knife & Tool CTK 4057C14.4

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:25 am

My tomahawk may arrive tomorrow. With any luck, I'll give you a quick "unboxing" critique/review.
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