Columbia River CRKT RMJ Woods Chogan T-Hawk Tomahawk (4.21 Inch 1055 Carbon Steel Blade with Hammer Back) Hickory Handle 2730
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.
Columbia River Knife & Tool - 2730 Specifications:
- 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.
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.
Thanks for the great customer service!
--Dakota N. - Allenwood, NJ
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