Hatchets have a long history of use as a tool and weapon both in Europe and among Native American tribes. By placing a blade at the end of a shaft, an incredible amount of leverage is accrued through simply swinging a hatchet – often enough to cut through a small tree or human limb.
Hatchets have a long history of use as a tool and weapon both in Europe and among Native American tribes.
Types of Hatchets
I specialize in two different types of hatchets here at SH9 Edgeworks, although I regularly tinker around and play with designs and styles for both types. The key difference between the two types is that survival hatchets are just that, tools, while my tomahawks are designed to be weapons.
- Survival Hatchets My survival hatchets are made from 5 pieces, 2 pieces of a 4140 chromoly, handle piece and 2 pieces for the end cap designed to be used by hunters or survivalists who spend a lot of time in the outdoors and are looking for a versatile high quality tool.
- Fighting Tomahawks Used in both hand to hand combat or as a thrown weapon, the fighting tomahawk is a serious piece of equipment for the modern warrior. I really love to play with different styles of hawks, and have created several awesome custom jobs for my clients.
Custom designed hatchets are a specialty of mine, and something I really enjoy working on. If you have an idea or design in mind, or on paper, I would love to help you turn it into a real piece of functional high quality steel here in the forges of SH9 Edge Works.
Trikos Edition Hatchets
In honor of my Navy SEAL roots, and the valiant dogs who served us in Special Ops, I also make collector’s edition hatchets with the “Trikos” insignia. A percentage of the profits from these high quality hatchets goes to the Warrior Dog Foundation, which provides care for these K-9 heroes after their service is completed