The light tomahawk is primarily used for throwing in combat, but it can also be used to chop, split, dig, pry, breach, and cut. For soldiers and the general population alike, this lightweight tool could easily replace an axe, a hachet, and a knife. Because they’re smaller and lighter, they’re great to carry for longer periods, and are perfect for long hikes.
Most tomahawks are categorized as throwing, breaching, or tactical, yet the term tactical tomahawk has been used to refer to most tomahawks in general.
Carbon steel is a popular material for the blade. There is a wide range of handles you can use, but it’s highly recommended to go with a lightweight material. Mild steel, stainless steel, nylon, and rubber are popular choices because the tomahawk needs to stay light and easy to carry. If you’re trying to go with a traditional tomahawk, you can go for a light, wooden handle such as ash or hickory.
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