What if we told you that there’s an easy way to make a tomahawk. No doubt, there are several reasons why having a tomahawk can be useful. Seriously, a tomahawk is much lighter in weight than an axe, and therefore, much more convenient at times.
US Army Rangers still used tomahawks in hand to hand combat for that reason precisely. It’s lighter and has a shorter handle, so it’s easier to throw with precision, and it’s easy to carry around.
However, you don’t have to be a soldier to find a use for a tomahawk. It’s ideal for combat and protection, but it’s also good for chopping wood and tree limbs.
You can make a tomahawk in two ways; with metal if you have the adequate tools, or stone, which is the more primitive way.
You’ll need some skills for this method, so we suggest you only opt for it if you have experience with welding and cutting. If you do, it won’t take you longer than a few hours to make your tomahawk. This kind of a tomahawk will come in handy in different situations from some work in the yard to personal protection.
Here are the materials and tools you’ll need:
-A scrap steel sheet 4x5x1/4×3/16
-1-3/4inch pipe coupling
-1inch hardwood dowel
-Metal cutting blade
-Welding table with clamp
All you need are these tools, some skills, and a few hours. Once you’re done, you’ll have an impressive and quality tomahawk that’s better than any you’ve used before.
This version is a bit harder and requires more skill and strength. Still, it doesn’t take much time so that you can make it rather quickly. Here’s what you’ll need:
-Three stones (flat and large to use as a head, one suitable for pounding, and one stone for grinding)
-Leather or sinew
It’s good to know how to make a tomahawk without any special tools. This kind of tool made of nothing but stone and some leather is easy to make at any time. You can make it anywhere, and that’s what makes it most useful for when you’re camping for example.
No doubt, having a tomahawk at home is more than useful. You can use it for chopping wood, as well as for personal protection. Just because you have a metal tomahawk doesn’t matter you should know how to make one out of stone, too. It can be useful and convenient to know how to make a tomahawk with limited resources and tools.