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North86
10-27-2013, 8:46 PM
I've seen these online for a while.

I think I'd like to have one for my BOB but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them.

Certainly, there are wrecking tools that are cheaper, but most of those don't include an ax head.

TIA

North86
10-29-2013, 5:22 PM
Anyone?

How about more affordable alternatives?

glockman19
10-29-2013, 5:33 PM
I have the SOG Vietnam Tamahawk.

North86
10-29-2013, 7:31 PM
Seems like the Stanley 55-099 is the low budget version, which I like.

Anyone?

North86
10-29-2013, 8:06 PM
Um... Wow...

http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/4858/category_id/324/product_name/5.11+C6+Multi+Sledge

North86
10-29-2013, 8:15 PM
I have the SOG Vietnam Tamahawk.

That seems to be a single use tool. Looking for something that can handle a few tasks.

SonofWWIIDI
10-29-2013, 8:32 PM
How about one of these?

http://www.gearupcenter.com/products/new-crovel-extreme-ii.html

Rampage.Maupin
10-29-2013, 8:39 PM
Um... Wow...

http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/4858/category_id/324/product_name/5.11+C6+Multi+Sledge

Oh wow! That is a zombie apocalypse preppers wet dream.

UberPatriot
10-29-2013, 8:43 PM
No, but I got one of these.
http://www.toolup.com/images/Product/large/ESTW-E311.jpg

roll2li
10-29-2013, 8:44 PM
I have an Ontario SPAX. I have no desire to carry two handed tools besides a rifle anymore.

NYT
10-29-2013, 8:47 PM
i bought one dude. great hawk, i have one of the benchmades as well and imho the gerber beats it in overall usability. many uses and i am getting good throwing it. its big though, just fyi. i bought mine on amazon and saved a few bucks.

Ed_Hazard
10-29-2013, 8:59 PM
Anyone?

How about more affordable alternatives?

Get one of these,

http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Factory-Truckers-All-Purpose-Survival/dp/B005HAT9SM

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-STHT55134-FUBAR-Demolition-Bar/dp/B006QYSWB8/ref=pd_luc_bxgy_01_03_t_lh?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71K6GayLFML._SL1500_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gEBu3A3YL._SL1500_.jpg

wjc
10-29-2013, 9:02 PM
I have one of these.

I wrapped wet leather strip under the head to keep it from loosening up.

I'm something of a traditionalist.

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sealocan
10-29-2013, 9:24 PM
if you know any firemen maybe they can get you a used Halligan tool that's one of those multi purpose tools that really cannot be killed and has a track record proven design. You might be able to find one new online but you'll pay through the nose for a good one.

North86
10-30-2013, 8:12 AM
I want something light that I can carry camping and such.

renardsubtil
10-31-2013, 1:08 PM
I want something light that I can carry camping and such.

Like what would you use it for at camp? Chopping wood for kindling? Self defense?

A tomahawk isn't that great for the above, I mean it's either best at being a smoking pipe (like mine (http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff127/subti7/0922A69A-8149-4AEC-B639-EDF42E67B7C5-2209-000002C06E2E8AE1_zps2395834c.jpg)) or to be thrown...if you want to do small camp chores, you're better off with a normal axe with the heavy axe head that will actually be useful in chopping **** up.

North86
11-01-2013, 8:35 AM
Like what would you use it for at camp? Chopping wood for kindling? Self defense?

A tomahawk isn't that great for the above, I mean it's either best at being a smoking pipe (like mine (http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff127/subti7/0922A69A-8149-4AEC-B639-EDF42E67B7C5-2209-000002C06E2E8AE1_zps2395834c.jpg)) or to be thrown...if you want to do small camp chores, you're better off with a normal axe with the heavy axe head that will actually be useful in chopping **** up.

If possible I prefer to buy things that are multi-purpose. If I can get a camp ax that's also a breaching tool, and that is light weight and easy to pack, that would be best. I am open to alternatives.

Ed_Hazard
11-01-2013, 4:00 PM
If possible I prefer to buy things that are multi-purpose. If I can get a camp ax that's also a breaching tool, and that is light weight and easy to pack, that would be best. I am open to alternatives.

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ChrisBrooklyn
11-01-2013, 4:54 PM
I got the knife and machete combo. Half off at dicks. For 40 bucks it was a steal

North86
11-02-2013, 8:01 AM
I had seen the trucker's friend. I wonder how heavy it is? That may be a good choice.

Ed_Hazard
11-02-2013, 8:05 AM
I had seen the trucker's friend. I wonder how heavy it is? That may be a good choice.

2.6 lbs according to manufacturer specs.

http://innovationfactory.com/products/truckers-friend/