Hammer poll vs standard hawks

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by CVamberbonehead, Dec 8, 2020.

Do you like hammer polls on tomahawks?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. Wild Card: I prefer a spike

    0 vote(s)
  1. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Hi, I was just wondering whether people prefer hammer polls on their tomahawks or not around here. I am thinking about getting a new tomahawk and Im wondering if a hammer poll is worth it. Can you hammer tent stakes without it? Will it damage the eye of the hawk over time?
  2. Nixelplix


    Mar 26, 2003
    I had a pretty inexpensive tomahawk with no hammer poll that I hammered tent stakes with, and I ended up flattening the back of the eye a bit. If I wanted a tomahawk primarily just for chopping or throwing, I would go without the hammer poll because it is lighter. If I want more of an all-round camp tool, it seems like a good idea to have the poll.
  3. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    For serious work, I prefer a hammer poll. For light work, fast miles, or throwing, no poll.
    A spike hawk is good for turning stuff over without having to stick your fingers under it. Handy if ya live around scorpions or venomous reptiles.

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