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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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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 rickdun 0

CastIron, I forgot to mention the coyote hunts. Seems like all the sportsman clubs around the area have coyotes hunts, crow hunts, groundhog hunts, etc..

Money prizes for the biggest, most shot, etc.. Have been to many of them.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:34 pm


Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 oldasrocks 0

I thought those gas bombs were outlawed years ago.?????

Lots of coyotes in this area. They cross the pasture east of me right next to the fence and drive the dogs crazy. Never have a gun when I see one.

Statistics: Posted by oldasrocks — Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:16 pm


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April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Who the heck thought that was a good idea?

I agree with RickDun.

I know in some areas out in the West they have coy competitions.
In the summer, every year, I wake up from a dead sleep to the sound of coy howling in the not so far distance.
Once, while the wife and I were moving the cows, late one afternoon, early evening, heard a pack close by. Like still on our property, quarter mile close. Enough to make your hair stand on end.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:44 pm


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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Who the heck thought that was a good idea?

I agree with RickDun.

I know in some areas out in the West they have coy competitions.
In the summer, every year, I wake up from a dead sleep to the sound of coy howling in the not so far distance.
Once, while the wife and I were moving the cows, late one afternoon, early evening, heard a pack close by. Like still on our property, quarter mile close. Enough to make your hair stand on end.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:44 pm


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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:31 pm


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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:31 pm