(Originally published on Breach Bang Clear)

The CRKT Kangee Tomahawk
Matt Stagliano

Where does a tomahawk fit in the lifestyle of an every day modern guy? It probably doesn’t, but man are they cool. Just holding a small axe or tomahawk, you immediately imagine the birth of the country where tools like these cleared land, built homesteads, and scalped more than one unwelcome guest.

The CRKT Kangee Tomahawk

Today, a tomahawk’s uses are virtually limitless. It can be a perfect campground tool, breaching instrument, glass breaker, improvised hammer, defensive weapon, or used to throw at targets for fun. Manufacturers have no problem tapping into the uses of the modern hawk to market them across a wide variety of lifestyles. Operators carry them, as do first responders; so why shouldn’t you, Mr. John Q. Geardo?

The CRKT Kangee Tomahawk

All that marketing spin won over my cynical heart, but I refused to spend a mortgage payment on what I knew would be a peripheral tool in my arsenal. So I went on a hunt for a quality hawk at a budget price (meaning I’m a cheapass and didn’t want to waste my cash). I bought the CRKT Kangee a few years back and take it with me everywhere. Literally. It sits in the driver’s side door compartment of my Xterra and I use it constantly, much more than I expected.

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