This is in response to a request from Blogger, Opus #6, who wanted more pictures of my Jenny Wren tomahawk, and more details. (Sorry it took so long to post this up, Opus)
In a close quarters battle, there is nothing that I know of that is as effective as a tomahawk. Bullets are often defeated by body armor, a tomahawk is not.
The Jenny Wren, made by RMJ Forge comes with this cautionary warning:
Caution: Your tomahawk is sharp. Care should be taken, especially with the beard, as you learn to eject and load your hawk. (into the scabbard) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR TOMAHAWK OUT OF THE SCABBARD THE FIRST TIME EVER WHILE DRIVING. Doing so resulted in one weapons expert getting 15 stitches. However, this warning may be too late for you because if you opened your hawk while driving then you probably didn’t take the time to read the warning either.
We are certain you will cut yourself with your tomahawk. Just the nature of the beast so to speak. Heck, we make them and we are usually sporting bandaids.
Stitches, though rare, are a real possibility. Loss of digits, deep wounds, and maiming are much rarer if you don’t fool around. Serious injury or death are not beyond the sphere of possibilities.
It is a very sharp tool that was designed to penetrate steel, concrete, wood and synthetic materials.
And that sums it up.
The Jenny Wren Tomahawk is not big. It’s small and lethal. The entire head is a cutting edge (top, beard and both traditional striking surfaces.
It’s definitely not a Boy Scout hatchet. It’s a tomahawk and it’s a weapon to some and a “work tool” to others. It will peel the metal from an automobile and will chop through concrete or plywood. It will penetrate level 3A dyneema or level 3 kevlar as easy as a knife goes through butter.
This does not mean that I gave up my Eagle Talon Tomahawk. Different tools for different applications.