CRK2730: RMJ Woods Chogan T-Hawk
The CRKT Woods Chogan Tomahawk is designed by Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical to make your life easy when you're off the grid. The design for this t-hawk evolved from the popular and original Chogan Tactical Tomahawk. The Woods Chogan is made from a solid chunk of 1055 carbon steel that is hot forged into a rock-solid head and features a hammer finish. The t-hawk has primary and secondary edge bevels that are flat ground to cut through timber like a beaver. A hammer head is useful for pounding in nails and tent stakes.
The thick wood handle is made in the USA from Tennessee hickory. It's comfortable in hand and sealed with a lacquer coat that adds durability when you're in the backcountry.
The Woods Chogan T-Hawk isn't your friend when you're busting your chops in the forest; it's your sidekick.
- Overall Length: 19.13 inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 1.4 ounces
- Blade Length: 4.21 inches
- Blade Thickness: 0.52 inches
- Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
- Blade HRC: 50-55
- Blade Finish: Hammer Finish
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Style: Front: Axe Back: Hammer
- Handle Material: Tennessee Hickory
- Shipping Weight: 3 lb. 1 oz.
Note: This is a large, oversize, heavy item. Not eligible for FREE SHIPPING offer.
Great balance and weight.I added rubber tape to the handle for grip when hands do get wet.
Excellent tough steel. Great woods companion on my backwoods treks in Northwest Montana plus OGK had the best price and fast shipping.
It's hefty. I'd say a bit top heavy. It feels well suited for chopping tasks and much more substantial than I expected a tomahawk would be. As such, I suppose it would depend on your training.
Well made, very solid and balanced in the hand. Enough weight for light chopping but not so heavy as to be cumbersome.
I don't generally think people should give a lot of weight to a review from someone who's owned a product only a couple weeks. I don't usually write them at that point either, but now is when O.G.K has sent a review request email. In the future they should wait longer.
That being said, I am happy with my purchase. This is my first 'hawk and I bought it as a just-in-case chopping/pounding tool. The idea is to take only the head with me, and make a handle if I need it. The most compact competent chopping option I've found so far.
The Woods Chogan has a bit more weight, and a little more wedge shape then most 'hawks, making it more similar to a hatchet. Although not as wedged as a hatchet, which helps for splitting. I seldom chop through anything thicker than 4", and usually less, while bushcrafting. I also carry a bucksaw blade I can make a frame for to cut logs, so I don't need much. While I haven't used it much, the weight and balance feel right, and the hammer pole has already been useful.
The fit and finish out of the box were perfect. The head is perfectly symmetrical, a robot or machine must have ground it, and the friction fit to the handle was perfect. It seemed to be hydraulically pressed on and took some effort to take off. I goes back on very well too. The grain orientation in the handle is also excellent on mine. It did not come with a sharp edge on it though, which may not be a requirement for a throwing tool like a 'hawk, but the edge was profiled perfectly and will not need hours of correction. The 1045 carbon steel should take a great edge without being too brittle for a striking/throwing tool. I shall see.
I Looked for a long time and it seems to be exactly what I was going for to keep in my pack. I may get a second to keep on my motorcycle, or give the Cold Steel Pipe Hawk a try. It has a similar size, but a more traditional style. Hope this helps.
This axe has a comfortable grip and swing; easy carry in the woods, with optional leather sheath, and practical for most wood chopping requirements while camping. This product has a durable sharp edge; after considerable usage the edge required no resharpening.
Everything that I wanted and needed. If your looking for a Tactical and Practical hawk, then this is it!
This is an amazing tomahawk! The perfect weight for a defensive or work tool. The handle is solid and the blade has a great finish. I look forward to many years of use!
It's a decent tool, just glad I caught it for the sale price that I did.
A very good purchase. This tool is good for the camp.
Solid well built tool. Nice weight. Good sharp edge. Better than I expected for the price.
Worth every penny! The Chogan T-Hawk is an excellent design by Ryan Johnson. It is great for chopping, throwing and CQC. When thrown it hits hard and has deep penetration. Great for throwing and great for self defense.
Great Tomahawk! Exactly what I had expected. This Tomahawk came with a machined primary bevel, and was not very sharp. However, a few passes with a file and a sharpening stone solved that in no time.
This hawk hits like a ton of bricks when thrown. It is strong and holds a good edge with the carbon steel head. It has a nice heft in hand. My only negative is that it should come with a sheath.
Best hatchet i've handled. Run it through a worksharp and you can split and chop anything you choose, only upset is it not coming with a sheath, but that is an easy fix.
This tomahawk exceeded my expectations! A great addition to any collection or a great companion for any outdoorsman. A bit longer and heavier than most tomahawks but well worth any slight inconvenience. Hands down the best tomahawk I own!
This is a really nice tomahawk. I've Already put it to work. The Swing, weight and balance are great and the hawk is sharp. The oversize hammer head is a good thing. My only complaint is that I wish it came with a sheath.
So far it's been a great hawk. Needs to come with a sheath. Comes with a decent edge and is nicely balanced.