Black to blue 🤤☺️😲 Love hate relationship though with NBP
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BACKGROUND ON THE BACKRIPPER:
Into 2015, I focused on the rear facing spike for tomahawk combatives. Check out Bradak’s “Combat Applications of the Tactical Tomahawk.” For quality content & knowledge, it’s page for page superior to McLemore’s texts.
I got 2 Cold Steel Vietnam Hawks because they’re cheap enough to aggressively modify & explore total weight & chopping edges for combatives. .
What I did & learned:
CS Vietnam hawk is 20.4 oz, 13.5” long, & the massive sheath is 4.5 oz! Sucks to carry. Way too sluggish & slow for combatives & recovery from the chop felt like an eternity.
After SO MANY HOURS OF MODS, I added a 16” handle and dropped total weight to 10.3 oz. It’s a significant improvement in speed and handling over my 12 oz trailhawk mod. Note I used a metal wedge just for experimental convenience. Never trust them in the field or in combatives.
The chopping edge was reduced from ~2-¾” to 2-¼”. For a skull surrogate, I used coconuts wrapped in a layer of expired round steak. Compared to the 1-½” chopping edge on my CS trailhawk mod, this wider head did require more wind up to punch through.
The length of the head is way too inconvenient for everyday carry.
The edges at the top and bottom of the chopping blade didn’t really add anything in combatives--requires a wider/heavier blade to support extra edges you won’t use.
The sharpened straight spike adds A LOT in combatives--think wrapping hook strike (Bradak), but there's a serious risk of self-injury--think if you’re grappling with your opponent for control of the tomahawk. .
Our Backripper Tomahawk has a curved spike that does not allow for percussive penetration--think more like a sharpened meat hook that wounds thru drag/retraction. This reduces the risk of your injury if it comes to grappling, plus it gives a lot nasty options--the closer your opponent gets, the worse it gets for him. The Backripper is made by highly skilled Americans. Link in profile.
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