Knives Illustrated

1. American Tomahawk Company Model 2

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The American Tomahawk Company’s No. 1 ‘hawk follows the classic Vietnam tomahawk pattern with its small cutting edge and back spike. It’s compact, handy, and dangerous. It’s also a pretty good general-purpose tool, but it wasn’t designed primarily as a camp tool. Enter the new No. 2. The ATC No. 2 is a robust hammer poll ‘hawk with a bearded head and an aggressive 4.125-inch cutting surface. It’s made from drop-forged 1060 carbon steel with a black powdercoat finish, and it uses the same straight nylon handle as the No. 1. The bearded axe head lets you take a high grip on the ‘hawk so that you can use it for carving or other precise cutting c hores. It comes with a molded Kydex sheath and M.O.C. straps for carry. MSRP is $239; the first run sold out but check back for future runs. I know I’ll be keeping an eye out for one myself.

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