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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

August 13, 2017 Mountain 0

My review of the SOG Survival Hawk is over.
I really like it. I think its a must have in your BOV,UTV, or even a BOB. I’ve used it for everything its was intended for, and more. Its not a,throwing Hawk, but I practiced with it, and it can work ok. If the blade didn’t stick in the wood the spike/nail puller would. Also the Fero rod didn’t break during any of the impacts. In fact the Ferro Rod is still in good shape even after I’ve made sparks during 3 outings.
The Hawk will chop through green Maple, Pine, Poplar, and Holly trees. That’s all I tested with diameters of 6″ or less. It makes,pretty large chips when chopping.
I mentioned earlier, that this Hawk may replace my fixed blades. I don’t think that way anymore. This Hawk is not a replacement for a good fixed blade. You just need a good fixed blade in the bush. I will definitely keep this Hawk close by. In hand to hand combat it rules over a knife, and pretty much anyone can swing a Hawk, and do damage.

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Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:16 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

August 13, 2017 Mountain 0

My review of the SOG Survival Hawk is over.
I really like it. I think its a must have in your BOV,UTV, or even a BOB. I’ve used it for everything its was intended for, and more. Its not a,throwing Hawk, but I practiced with it, and it can work ok. If the blade didn’t stick in the wood the spike/nail puller would. Also the Fero rod didn’t break during any of the impacts. In fact the Ferro Rod is still in good shape even after I’ve made sparks during 3 outings.
The Hawk will chop through green Maple, Pine, Poplar, and Holly trees. That’s all I tested with diameters of 6″ or less. It makes,pretty large chips when chopping.
I mentioned earlier, that this Hawk may replace my fixed blades. I don’t think that way anymore. This Hawk is not a replacement for a good fixed blade. You just need a good fixed blade in the bush. I will definitely keep this Hawk close by. In hand to hand combat it rules over a knife, and pretty much anyone can swing a Hawk, and do damage.

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Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:16 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

August 1, 2017 Mountain 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Try that Ferro cerium rod yet?

That looked to break a few timeS…..careful with it….

(lol…JuSt noticed my lower caSe “S” iS not working on my keyboard for Some reason….weird. I have to uSe capS for it to appear without opening a window like itS been assigned aS Some Sort of hotkey for opening a HP Support Window for my chipSet …. Great…. this iS going to be fun…lol)

Oh heck yes this rod will break. There’s a you tube video on it.
I’ve used it 3 times without breaking it
The ferro rod is a nice touch/gimmick, but I definitely didn’t buy this Hawk because it had a .25 cent Rambo fire starter in it. :-). I would have preferred some kind of sharpening steel instead. Oh well when I’m in charge at SOG there’s going to be some big changes. :gunshooting:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:04 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

August 1, 2017 Mountain 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Try that Ferro cerium rod yet?

That looked to break a few timeS…..careful with it….

(lol…JuSt noticed my lower caSe “S” iS not working on my keyboard for Some reason….weird. I have to uSe capS for it to appear without opening a window like itS been assigned aS Some Sort of hotkey for opening a HP Support Window for my chipSet …. Great…. this iS going to be fun…lol)

Oh heck yes this rod will break. There’s a you tube video on it.
I’ve used it 3 times without breaking it
The ferro rod is a nice touch/gimmick, but I definitely didn’t buy this Hawk because it had a .25 cent Rambo fire starter in it. :-). I would have preferred some kind of sharpening steel instead. Oh well when I’m in charge at SOG there’s going to be some big changes. :gunshooting:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:04 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

August 1, 2017 Mountain 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Try that Ferro cerium rod yet?

That looked to break a few timeS…..careful with it….

(lol…JuSt noticed my lower caSe “S” iS not working on my keyboard for Some reason….weird. I have to uSe capS for it to appear without opening a window like itS been assigned aS Some Sort of hotkey for opening a HP Support Window for my chipSet …. Great…. this iS going to be fun…lol)

Oh heck yes this rod will break. There’s a you tube video on it.
I’ve used it 3 times without breaking it
The ferro rod is a nice touch/gimmick, but I definitely didn’t buy this Hawk because it had a .25 cent Rambo fire starter in it. :-). I would have preferred some kind of sharpening steel instead. Oh well when I’m in charge at SOG there’s going to be some big changes. :gunshooting:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:04 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

Yeah thanks, and i agree with you. Your Hawk seems to work for you, and that’s great.
I’m not brand loyal, although I do have several folders,and fixed blade SOG’s. Lots of other brands as well. I really wanted to find out for myself if a Survival Tomahawk would be of use to me; 1st for using around my property, secondly to actually see if this type of Hawk would be a good addition to my BOV,BOB, and my SXS. If it turns out that I find its a good tool to have, I may invest in a custom Hawk.
I think I may have a Hawk problem like I do for Knifes. :thumbup:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:24 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

Yeah thanks, and i agree with you. Your Hawk seems to work for you, and that’s great.
I’m not brand loyal, although I do have several folders,and fixed blade SOG’s. Lots of other brands as well. I really wanted to find out for myself if a Survival Tomahawk would be of use to me; 1st for using around my property, secondly to actually see if this type of Hawk would be a good addition to my BOV,BOB, and my SXS. If it turns out that I find its a good tool to have, I may invest in a custom Hawk.
I think I may have a Hawk problem like I do for Knifes. :thumbup:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:24 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

Yeah thanks, and i agree with you. Your Hawk seems to work for you, and that’s great.
I’m not brand loyal, although I do have several folders,and fixed blade SOG’s. Lots of other brands as well. I really wanted to find out for myself if a Survival Tomahawk would be of use to me; 1st for using around my property, secondly to actually see if this type of Hawk would be a good addition to my BOV,BOB, and my SXS. If it turns out that I find its a good tool to have, I may invest in a custom Hawk.
I think I may have a Hawk problem like I do for Knifes. :thumbup:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:24 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0

I”m still evaluating this Hawk. As for chopping small branches out of your way; its better than a large fixed blade, better than a full size Hatchet, but not as good as a Gurka, or a Machete. The reason I say its better than a Hatchet is purely its size and weight.
To split larger wood pieces, I would just drive the Hawks blade deep, and then take a good strong branch and pound on the full tang spine. Since the blade is thin, it just goes right through it . its not easy, but it works.
It does have a hammer face (2), but if your working in close it would no doubt be more difficult than a Hawk with a dedicated hammer end. its also not balanced for this kind of work which makes it uncomfortable to use has a hammer. pounding in some stakes on the ground will work good. So far my fixed blades are lonely, when i go in the Bush.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:31 am


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0

I”m still evaluating this Hawk. As for chopping small branches out of your way; its better than a large fixed blade, better than a full size Hatchet, but not as good as a Gurka, or a Machete. The reason I say its better than a Hatchet is purely its size and weight.
To split larger wood pieces, I would just drive the Hawks blade deep, and then take a good strong branch and pound on the full tang spine. Since the blade is thin, it just goes right through it . its not easy, but it works.
It does have a hammer face (2), but if your working in close it would no doubt be more difficult than a Hawk with a dedicated hammer end. its also not balanced for this kind of work which makes it uncomfortable to use has a hammer. pounding in some stakes on the ground will work good. So far my fixed blades are lonely, when i go in the Bush.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:31 am


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 Mountain 0

I”m still evaluating this Hawk. As for chopping small branches out of your way; its better than a large fixed blade, better than a full size Hatchet, but not as good as a Gurka, or a Machete. The reason I say its better than a Hatchet is purely its size and weight.
To split larger wood pieces, I would just drive the Hawks blade deep, and then take a good strong branch and pound on the full tang spine. Since the blade is thin, it just goes right through it . its not easy, but it works.
It does have a hammer face (2), but if your working in close it would no doubt be more difficult than a Hawk with a dedicated hammer end. its also not balanced for this kind of work which makes it uncomfortable to use has a hammer. pounding in some stakes on the ground will work good. So far my fixed blades are lonely, when i go in the Bush.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:31 am


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 29, 2017 Mountain 0

Tested it out some yesterday and today. I tried splitting a half round of Poplar. I managed to do it in about 20 strikes. The blade is thin, the Hawk is lite. It will bury the face of the cutting edge in the wood. Not great for splitting, but the penetration for such a lightweight Hawk is impressive.
Next I tried making some wood spear tips. Since the SOG is lite, and very maneuverable it makes this process real easy. Put your thumb on the backbone of the full tang, and you can get a close grip on the cutting edge and make some very nice. Precision cuts. I really like this. It makes good fire starting chips Quick. Did I mention when carrying with the included sheath is very comfortable. As far as deploying it in a hurry. Forget about it. The sheath is horrible. It does have some eyelets on it to attach to your pack or gear. I’ll no doubt do this, and make a custom sheath for it.
Anyway I’m liking it so far.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:15 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 29, 2017 Mountain 0

Tested it out some yesterday and today. I tried splitting a half round of Poplar. I managed to do it in about 20 strikes. The blade is thin, the Hawk is lite. It will bury the face of the cutting edge in the wood. Not great for splitting, but the penetration for such a lightweight Hawk is impressive.
Next I tried making some wood spear tips. Since the SOG is lite, and very maneuverable it makes this process real easy. Put your thumb on the backbone of the full tang, and you can get a close grip on the cutting edge and make some very nice. Precision cuts. I really like this. It makes good fire starting chips Quick. Did I mention when carrying with the included sheath is very comfortable. As far as deploying it in a hurry. Forget about it. The sheath is horrible. It does have some eyelets on it to attach to your pack or gear. I’ll no doubt do this, and make a custom sheath for it.
Anyway I’m liking it so far.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:15 pm


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Other weapons • SOG Tomahawk

July 27, 2017 Mountain 0

Just got a new SOG Survival Hawk, and I’ve been using it around the property, and I really like it. I believe I’d carry this instead of a large fixed blade, especially for everyday work,protection, and anything else that might come my way. I’m always in the woods, so ya never know. :gunsmile:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:47 pm


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Other weapons • SOG Tomahawk

July 27, 2017 Mountain 0

Just got a new SOG Survival Hawk, and I’ve been using it around the property, and I really like it. I believe I’d carry this instead of a large fixed blade, especially for everyday work,protection, and anything else that might come my way. I’m always in the woods, so ya never know. :gunsmile:

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:47 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the latest prep item or skill you’ve added?

July 27, 2017 Mountain 0

Just got a new SOG Survival Tomahawk, and all I can say is, how did I live without this thing for so long. Its a great tool for around the property, and mountains. I paid $30.00 for it, so if I lose it (I’d be bummed) I’m not out much. I know there are better Hawks out there in the $400.00- $500.00 range, but this one does s fine job. It has a home in my SXS.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:40 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the latest prep item or skill you’ve added?

July 27, 2017 Mountain 0

Just got a new SOG Survival Tomahawk, and all I can say is, how did I live without this thing for so long. Its a great tool for around the property, and mountains. I paid $30.00 for it, so if I lose it (I’d be bummed) I’m not out much. I know there are better Hawks out there in the $400.00- $500.00 range, but this one does s fine job. It has a home in my SXS.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:40 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Passed my General exam

February 27, 2017 Mountain 0
apache235 wrote:
Congrats. I’m studying for mine as well and test is in a couple of weeks. Thinking of a Yeasu FT 817 or 857D. Antennas will be the problem due to wife and wires etc. Need something really stealthy.

Good luck on the Exam. I also like that 857D. I like the Yaesu stuff so far.
KK6MOE
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Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:16 pm


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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: Got my General ticket

February 26, 2017 Mountain 0
North County Guy wrote:
Congratulation!! Not ab easy task.
Maybe one day I will be able to pass mine.
73 :clap:

Thanks. If I can do it, you can too. Its really nice to have access to all the radio privileges. Hopefully it won’t take me 4 years to get my Extra.
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Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:05 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Passed my General exam

February 26, 2017 Mountain 0

I passed my General Ham radio exam yesterday. Being a tech was good, but the General licence gives me so much more to work with. The local Hams in Elizabethton, Tn put on a study session all day, and then administered the exams. There must have been 10 VE’s helping with the test. They are a very supportive, and obviously caring group. It takes a lot of time and effort to do this, and I for one appreciate their efforts.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:13 am


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California Meetups • Re: New Meetup Humboldt County,Ca

January 28, 2017 Mountain 0

Sissy, sorry I haven’t responded in so long. I’m,a Humboldt native.,and beside the 20 I spent in the military. I lived in Eureka my whole life. Living on Tennessee now. As far as a gun shop for repairs I’d recommend Grundmans in Rio Dell. There south of Fortuna, a few miles, almost all the way through town. If you go across the bridge you went to far. Pro sport center in Eureka are pretty good. They (the owner, and gun mgr. Were my neighbors. Anyway. Hope that helps
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Statistics: Posted by Mountain — Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:24 pm