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#1 emBARK

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:54 PM

As the title says I'm looking to learn to throw a hawk like a man, and impress the women folk. Anyone know where I can get 2-4 decent ones on the cheap to get started?

Ps-I understand that this is a relatively useless skill.

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#2 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:08 PM

Try BudK if you don't care about quality. They have some for $10, but I wouldn't trust them beyond practice.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:41 PM

I'd honestly like to get a few beaters to learn with until I drop some coin to get 2-3 decent ones.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

Wasn't a useless skill here on the frontier 200 years ago....
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

I'd honestly like to get a few beaters to learn with until I drop some coin to get 2-3 decent ones.


Then BudK will workout well!!!
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:07 PM

Be a real man and throw an e-tool. I practice every time I go camping and I must say, I'm pretty good with them.

I wouldn't say it's a useless skill. It's actually an excellent skill for super quiet kills.
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#7 Hawkthrower

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:18 AM

When you get a hawk use a cut off block from a tree and start about seven paces from the block and practice

#8 RBDick101

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

Hey, throwing a hawk isn't useless. Watch the movie Man of the House w/ Chevy Chase. He throws a hawk, cutting through a branch holding a bee hive, thus dropping it on mob guys chasing him in the national park. Completely sound logic. 



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

Psh. Tomahawk throwing.

 

Real men kill with scuzzbrushes.

 

On that note, SOG has a relatively inexpensive hawk that's of decent quality. I keep one on my GHB

 

http://www.lapoliceg...n-fasthawk.html


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#10 RBDick101

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

Always look for sales. Walmart had those SOG Fasthawks for $20 at Christmas Time as a gift package. Damn I should've bought one.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

Real men kill with scuzzbrushes.

I'll give you $100 to see that happen. We'll say, 3 attempts at 20 yards.

 

Seems fair.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

As the title says I'm looking to learn to throw a hawk like a man, and impress the women folk. Anyone know where I can get 2-4 decent ones on the cheap to get started?

Ps-I understand that this is a relatively useless skill.

 

I was on dvor.com the other day and they had a bunch of trainer blades/tomahawks that might be of interest. As an aside, be careful with that site because they have daily deals on things and you'll quickly be $500 in without blinking. It's man crack in a website! 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:24 PM

http://www.dvor.com/s/863m19.html

you gotta sign up (And if you use that link I get $5 in credit) but they have Cold Steel Hawks at $9.50 today. Technically a Blunt Trainer but sharpen able :)


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:54 AM

Also check out any rendezvous supply stores. you can get heads and handles for damn near nothing. or just get an RMJ and call it good. Wont ever break... and its a great hawk. 


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:34 PM

I'll give u a tip on how to throw your hawk..with the hawk in hand walk up to your target let's say a tree..bring the hawk up over head and slowly swing it at the tree just letting the top corner of the cutting edge hit and bite in to the tree..do this many times and kinda build up muscle memory of where your arm is when that top corner hits the target. That is the same place you want to release the hawk when you are throwing it. Do not throw it so hard that it spins a thousand times like in movies one rotation is optimal as 15 to 20 feet is about maximum range with a hawk. Hope this made sense and I would also suggest a cold steel norse hawk very good thrower to learn on

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

Be a real man and throw an e-tool. I practice every time I go camping and I must say, I'm pretty good with them.

I wouldn't say it's a useless skill. It's actually an excellent skill for super quiet kills.

I don't know I think my .308 with thunderbeast 30p-1 and 208 amaxes subsonic is quieter from farther away....  

 

I would say its not useless though hell it will help you out when you go on top shot lol


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#17 emBARK

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:00 PM

Don't think Top Shot didn't cross my mind!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Theres always the fact that learning a skill is always a useful thing because it keeps the brain busy...


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

When you go to buy some good hawks look into the cold steel ones and if you want to spend more money look at the RMJ tactical hawks.  You won't go wrong with the quality of these brands.  If however you want something more nostalgic, look into sourcing some hand forged ones.  I am going to try my hand at this when I get home for Summer break and you can find many other makers out there who are much more skilled than someone like me and they will sell for decent prices.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:24 PM

Great thing about throwing a hawk or any axe or even a heavy knife isin a self defense situation even if the thing hits the target flat and doesn't stick it's still going to have a devastating effect on the intended opponent lol




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