Stabby Things…

Certain individuals have been pestering me to get a Jenny Wren style tomahawk as a legal carry in vehicles and other places where guns are outlawed, since I’m old and slow…

Now ‘those’ people actually have had training in how to use one effectively. Me, on the other hand, not so much…

And I’ve been looking and whistling at the prices. At the NRA I laid paws on one from CRKT that is in that style.

It showed up Friday, and the reason(s) I chose it were that it has scallops on the handle in the three primary grip positions and the fact that you can get a training version. ย Oops, apparently you CAN’T get a training version… sigh

CRKT Thawk R

The color options were black and blaze orange, I went with the lower profile black (which of course was already sold out). It’s reasonably priced, at an MSRP of $185. The thing I like is that it’s a full tang unit. The grip scales bolt on and can be removed for cleaning.CRKT Thawk L

Lastly, but not least, it’s an RMJ design. Ryan Johnson is known for the quality of his designs, and how effective they are in the field.


Stabby Things… — 26 Comments

  1. Yes, that definitely looks dangerous to me too. Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’ would definitely approve. :^) A well crafted tool – you have taste sir.

    I keep a cheap Cold Steel Spetnatz shovel in my truck. Its easy to explain its purpose to a LEO stopping me (its to get me unstuck sir !) and easy to replace if it gets stolen. It sees a lot of work at the ranch, impromptu roadwork, hacking back mesquite and cactus past the road edge. Just a tool – but important.

  2. The only thing is, you have to get up close and personal to use it effectively. And it doesn’t look like it would be a “quick draw” either. I’ll stick with my Glock and/or swift feet.

  3. I see that he also designed in three holes for lanyards.

    A good lanyard is critical for not having it yanked out of your hands by a gorilla or because the handle might be wet and the head might be embedded in something.

  4. You know my feelings on the subject. Axes are legal just about EVERYWHERE including Russia, which limits the size of the knife blade you can carry. And the tomahawk has the virtue of having been effective for the past X 10000’s of years. There is something about sticking with a winning plan. Whether a war hammer or a hawk, they have worked – and still work.

  5. Very nice! Our resident grunt put an edge on my Glock entrenching tool. It would work in a pinch but your approach is much more elegant.

  6. Ok. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the size of your knife or tomahawk relates to one’s …er…bleep…edited. That is definitely something I would carry in the woods, not on my person. ๐Ÿ˜€ But it is nice!

  7. NICE!
    Can you carry it to the airport, and tell the TSA you are in a road show of ‘Daniel Boone – the musical’?


  8. I know who you’ve been listening to. I’m like you, not too proficient at one of those. Maybe that’s why I don’t travel much. Don’t hurt yourself cleaning that thing.

  9. So now it’s “the hatchet is so you can get to your pistol is so etc etc etc.” Interesting wrinkle, that.

  10. The small hand-axe I have has “PLUMB” on it in a square, and an eagle-crest with the words “Be Prepared”. Not exactly a tomahawk… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. I keep as Estwing axe in the tool box of my pick-up; mainly in case I need to break a windshield or something, but I suppose if I shoot my -1991A1 dry, my 336C, and the Glock 26 dry, well hell, I could go full on Viking.

  13. Hey Old NFO;

    “The thing I like is that itโ€™s a full tang unit. The grip scales bolt on and can be removed for cleaning.” Yep having blood get stuck underneath the handle is a mood breaker;) and a boon for Forensic units…..LOL

  14. I carry an Estwing axe in my tool box; mainly as an emergency ingress tool if I come upon a nasty wreck or something.

    But I suppose if I shoot my -1991A1, 336C, and Glock 26 dry, I can go all Viking.

  15. I have a couple of older hawks in my collection, but I have a hankering for an RMJ or a Winker at some point when it works out, because “reasons.”

    And, they are a great tool for getting into vehicles, doors etc in a pinch – or for when a firearm isn’t appropriate as you discussed.

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to hearing of your exploits with her!

  16. I have a friend that takes a kbar and utterly astounds me with it – throwing it, twirling it around changing grips/hold, can take it and literally bring it to your neck in an instant. Scary proficiant. That blade is a weapon. But in trained hands… . .

    On my side, I love a nice blade when camping. That is a great axe.

  17. Thats a great blade. I have a friend who could take a kabar and toss it every time into a target, from about 5 – 8 yards easy. Marine. Scary crazy accurate with that.

  18. All- thanks for all the comments, I would respond individually but I have an absolutely pathetic connection.

    Posted from my iPhone.

  19. When my adult son lived in a Chicago IL suburb he wanted a shotgun for his apartment. Problem is, it would be a felony for him to possess even ammo there without a FOID (Firearms Owner ID) card. I bought him a US-made Sears ball peen hammer with a fiberglas handle and rubber grip, with a 550-cord lanyard. Said hammer was easily explained as part of his daily tools for working, and sufficed until he moved from that land of lunacy.

  20. A lot less expensive than your tool is a “limbing axe”. It’s the same size and wight as the tomahawk and handles just as fast. Unlike a hatchet it’s faster and keeps the bad guy at arms reach distance.
    I’ve been carrying one for years and wont leave home without it.

  21. Mike- Good point and ‘another’ way to solve the problem…

    Wayne- That’s a good option too! I didn’t think about one of them. I probably HAVE one in storage… sigh

  22. If memory serves, the Sears hammer cost well under $20. Pretty tough for even Chicago PD to pinch a blue collar worker for having a hammer at hand. It wasn’t pretty, sure wasn’t “tacti-cool”, but in the hands of an agile and agitated +200-pound man it could be formidable.