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The tomahawk you showed to us has a pick in the back anyway.
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Agent_Jaws wrote:What do you guys think you'll find more utility for, an Ice Axe or a Tomahawk (the axe not the missile)? I know that an axe can be really handy but for some reason I keep thinking I'll have to dig sometime and the ice axe is almost like a pick axe. I dunno, what do you guys think? I'm thinking for the following environments:
Pacific NW forests
Southwest high deserts
Southern US forest/swamps
If you would take one over the other for a specific environment, why?
Ice axe - http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/climbdetail.cfm/BD810
Tomahawk - http://www.rmjtactical.com/
It's gonna do exactly the same thing.
Dog Off Leash wrote:Not really...
The Eastwing was designed for camping; the RMJ designed for combat.
It's a serious difference that needs to be experienced rather than talked about. It's much like the arguement of paying $300-$400 for a knife from Strider, Chris Reeve, etc. vs a Buck or even a Ka-Bar.
Chef wrote:I think it's more a matter of the tomahawk being faster/better balanced/more responsive that makes it more suitable as a weapon rather than the amount of tissue destruction per swipe.
Just because people are willing to pay 150 to 200% more for a custom name weapon so that they can get all their buddies down at the gun shop or hardware store to 'Oooohh' and 'Ahhhh' at their new high price toy doesn't mean that it's wise to spend the money. I can see spending more if there's an actual difference in the quality of the materials (better steel that stays sharper longer, stronger handle that won't crack or split etc), but when custom knife and tomahawk guys are charging $360 for something that cost them $60 to make there's something rotten in Denmark.
If it makes you feel good go ahead and buy it, but my knives and hatchets are made out of the same materials that Strider and RMJ use and they cost far less. Which leaves a lot more money for some other stuff I need. I just don't believe in wasting money. I'd rather buy Levis brand jeans which clothe my body and that hold up over time as opposed to spending $500 for some designer jeans that someone put their name on.
Dog Off Leash wrote:Don't presume to lump me in with a gunstore commando.
If you want to continue to surround yourself with mediocre equipment, then be my guest.
In the cutlery world (as in others, such as tactical gear, etc) you often get what you pay for.
Folks who bargain-basement shop for their equipment shouldn't be surprised with their equipment doesn't perform to par, and/or fails them at a critical moment.
I think you left one important item out from your list. Training.
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