Pros: Balance, Handle Material, Weight, Head Material
Cons: Construction, None
head is laterally screwed into the handle by a tiny hex/star screw...
I haven't had the chance to use this object for its intended purpose, but I have smacked the hammer head and the ax head against wood to simulate camping experiences: after one decent smack, the head is loose and rattles in the handle. This can be temporarily fixed by torquing the star screw tighter into the wood; however, this means that it will eventually burrow far enough into the wood that it will no longer contact the tomahawk head--in essence drilling into the center of the post--which will make the head fall down toward the wrist. I am currently soaking the head in water to swell the wood, and I am going to spike the top, but since the bottom aperture is wider than the top by a lot, I have no idea how efficacious this will be.I do love the weight and balance of this tool/weapon.I do love the handle geometry, which is egg shaped--end on--with the thinner radius toward the ax head and the fatter radius toward the hammer. this lets you feel tool orientation even in the dark.I also love the price, and the coating over carbon steel which makes maintenance easier to prevent rust.If not for the weird lateral screw construction, this tomahawk would have gotten five stars; however, I am a stickler for logic, and an impact tool that has a catastrophic joint failure upon impact is pretty much a toy without some modification.