The resurgence of the "tactical tomahawk" has been another one of those issues that generate argument. Opinions vary from hard-core 'Hawk lovers who dream about going all Benjamin Martin on someone (as in from 'The Patriot') to the naysayers who declaim them as mall ninja tacticool silliness (grunts: declaim). For us, it's a lot like arguing about fake boobs - if you don't like them, don't motorboat 'em, squeeze 'em or spend your hard-earned single dollar bills on them.
Anyway, who doesn't want to go Benjamin Martin on some asshole?
This is a review of the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk by The Inestimable (grunts: inestimable) Stickman. Stick is a seasoned shooter with a great background (and he's an inveterate smart ass; grunts: inveterate). We really like what he does and are glad to call him a friend. Since he was able to give his DR 'Hawk far more of a beating than we've been able to so far, we're going to relay his impressions here (plus he's a way better photographer than we are). These images and the commentary come from his official Facebook fanpage.
Stickman's evaluation begins:
With the help of my nephew, the Gerber Gear Downrange Hawk has started its eval cycle. We have taken a lot of suggestions, and are always open to more. This shows him breaking apart oak pallets. Does it work? Yes, as anyone knows who has used a crowbar or ripped things apart, the key is getting a good hold, and leverage. He used a rock to beat the end into position and get it between the pieces of wood, then jumped on the end if he couldn't get it apart with using his hands....Read more: Gerber Gears "Downrange 'Hawk"