As for force delivered, well.... There's little made of bone, meat, or wood that it could possibly run up against, which wouldn't be outright snapped or cleanly square-punched, with enough energy to make my hands ache.It looks a bit short in the shaft to me. No real reach to it, which means less force can be delivered as well.
I also have the matching tactical tomahawk.That aside though, it looks fucking badass. The blade-end would punch through any platemail in existence if it had a longer shaft but even as is, it will punch through most armour plate I would think as long as you are strong enough to swing it hard enough.
Update: It took two weeks of sitting the cat by the bowl, giving positive affirmation when he sniffed it, and moving the original bowl to somewhere else, but the cat has finally begun drinking from the fountain.View attachment 1209095
I bought a water fountain for my cat. He’s getting up there in years and running water is more appealing to cats so they drink more and can help prevent kidney problems, a common health issue in older cats.
I decided to get the big 2.5 gal one just in case the dog likes it too.
The dog loves it.
Cat is still drinking from old bowl.
I have 2 friends that are former Green Berets and one who's a retired Force Recon Marine, all 3 have hyper expensive tactical tomahawks they just use to split wood and look cool when we go shootingAs for force delivered, well.... There's little made of bone, meat, or wood that it could possibly run up against, which wouldn't be outright snapped or cleanly square-punched, with enough energy to make my hands ache.
And yes, I tested it on meat; a solid pork shoulder & hock that was headed to the dogs. And it was..... ugly.
United Cutlery makes a full-length version that's a cross between a warhammer & entry-tool.
I also have the matching tactical tomahawk.
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Used both (along judicious use of high-velocity kinetic kill pills), to take apart an old Crown Vic, pretty much down to the frame & running gear. Just to see if it could be done.
The spike also punches clean through ceramic/composite trauma plates, and the only old K-pot I had worth testing.
As for actually using them, tactically...
Both are outstanding for throwing, the tomahawk especially. The warhammer requires more of a howitzer-type trajectory; really putting heat into the throw will cause it to impact shaft-end first, almost 100% of the time. Which is the opposite of the M48 tomahawk, really. Softballing the 'hawk invariably results in a bounce or outright miss.
That particular tomahawk can be just as nasty to me, as anything else. The beard tip drops a little too far for my liking, making a tighter grip & trapping kinda sketchy. However, all that extra edge & light weight means it's primarily something I keep in my weak hand; I'm much better with a k-bar (or a pistol) on the strong side (old shoulder injury).
Still, I'd much prefer an AK or A2 model w/ bayonet. Come within reach of me with either of those, and being stuck is only the appetizer to a bounty of pain & blood.
Anyways, both axe & hammer were easily worth the $40, and the hammer alone has earned it's keep rebuilding our garden's split-rock borders.
Different brand, but all 7 of our cats immediately abandoned the water bowl (which they usually ignored in favor of puddles anyways), and took to the fountain.