H&B Forge vs 2Hawks

CVamberbonehead

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Im thinking about getting a new traditional type tomahawk to use camping and hunting. I have looked around a bit and it seems like 2 good and somewhat inexpensive options are H&B Forge and 2Hawks. I currently use a Cold Steel Pipe Hawk that I gussied up to my liking, but I would like to have something a little nicer.
Anyone have experience with these makers? How are the products and customer service/warranties? Have you had good or bad experience with using these companies tomahawks?
P.S. There are a lot of models to choose from, any recommended options? I kind of like the H&B camp hawk and the 2Hawks longhunter so far, but I cant go check one out in person. Thank you.
 
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I recently got an H&B Forge GOShawk and it is totally awesome. The handle is a little longer than I was used to in a tomahawk, but I've decided that the length really adds to its versatility.
It was about 4 1/2 months from the time I ordered it, to the time I received it.
I haven't handled a 2Hawks tomahawk, so I can't say how they compare. They seem to have a smooth finish, while the H&B Forge wares have a rough tooled finish. I have to say the 2Hawks look really nice, though. I've read nothing but good reviews about them.
 
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They're two completely different tools. Forged, H&B, vs cast and ground, 2Hawks.

I have been using a 2Hawks Warbeast for almost ten years. Sharp, holds an edge like nobody's business, and has done everything I have asked. The cast steel head is a non-issue. In my opinion, and for my uses.

The H&B offerings are practical, solid, working tools, no bling. Hard to go wrong with that. They've been out there for years, and people like them. Because they work.

Get one (or more) of each! You can't go wrong, unless you pick the wrong design for your uses. But that wouldn't be the tool's fault.
 

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Do you ever have issues with the head slipping? It looks like yours has some gaps around the head, has it been a problem or just cosmetic? I am wondering if the forged head causes fitment issues since the eye cant be exactly round like a machine made head.
 
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Do you ever have issues with the head slipping? It looks like yours has some gaps around the head, has it been a problem or just cosmetic? I am wondering if the forged head causes fitment issues since the eye cant be exactly round like a machine made head.
There are a few gaps, but the head is on there really solidly. I haven't tried to knock it off the handle yet, but I chopped through a couple 8 inch thick branches and split some logs and there is no slipping or rattling going on. It really feels pretty nice to use.
 
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Now that I look at it more closely, the only real gap I see is between the handle and the point of the eye. There is no gap elsewhere. It feels and sounds solid when I use it.
 

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There are a few gaps, but the head is on there really solidly. I haven't tried to knock it off the handle yet, but I chopped through a couple 8 inch thick branches and split some logs and there is no slipping or rattling going on. It really feels pretty nice to use.
Ok, thanks.
 
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The 2Hawks Longhunter is a really good tool, fairly light and reasonably fast, like a working 'hawk should be. I personally think the Voyager model is the best value. It's like a Warbeast Light, without the two extra sharpened edges. Not a big deal, it's already got more cutting edge than many more traditional 'hawks. If you don't need a hammer poll, the Competition model is like a Warbeast Ultralight.

I like that GOShawk, tho, and the thinking behind it. Might have to get creative with the finances....
 
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I have two original 2hawks Bob Tillman not the new kid . His last war beast before he passed away and a long hunter . Both have worked exceptionally for me . I carried his was beast doing 5 combat deployments to the sand box . HB forge hawks are good but I do prefer the drop forge heads of 2 hawks...
 
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