I watched a very brief special on tomahawks recently. They highlighted a new company making them for military use. Anyone know who the manufacture is? It was a one piece solid color model. Very stout looking.
Bryan used to be a school teacher has given that up to work full time on his knives, take care of his land, sheep, etc. He will teach anyone (in person) that wants to learn how to make their own damascus steel. It is not something that can be "taught" without hands-on instruction. In one of his classes I was taught to make my own sgian dubh - steel folded 170 times. I have never needed to re-sharpen the blade in the last 10 years.You should invite him on here Naekid if he does the Internet. Would love to have him explain his process and experiences.
A sgian dubh in the original celtic tongue means "knife black". Its very design is a "last ditch" weapon. It has been nick-named the armpit knife because of the place that it is traditionally carried - strapped to the bicep muscle. For ladies, it was traditionally carried under the skirts. It is a stabbing / killing knife. Survival - yes, against humans primarily.But the question still remains,
Would you bet your life on this knife in a survival situation?
Is it 'Big' enough and stout enough to chop wood for fires, shelter, hunting gear?,
Can you pry things apart with it?,
Can you use it to chip rock to make hunting points?,
Can you drive or pull a nail with it?,
Can you comfortably cut sheet metal with it?,
Will it readily cut through wire?,
Would you try and dislodge rusted screws/bolts with it?,
Is it large enough to split the breast bone on big game?,
Will it take out a black bear that thinks you are dinner because you smell like fish?,