Knifes, machetes and tomahawk

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Dave at the Survival and Emergency Preparedness Blog has written a few new posts

A Pair of Victorinox Pioneers

My Victorinox Pioneer that I bought in the early 80s has been my favorite EDC pocketknife of late. It’s a good size for pocket carry, has a very useful assortment of tools, is nearly indestructible with its alox scales, and is sheeple friendly.

A Couple New Choppers

In contrast to the Trail Hawk, the Ontario machete came as dull as a butter knife. In a few places the edge grind didn’t even meet — the edge was actually flat. The parkerized finish on the blade was even and looks good, however.

Dixon’s Tomahawk

I bought a tomahawk at Dixon’s Muzzleloading Shop in Kempton, PA about 10 years ago. For the past few years I’ve used it as a garden tool. The relatively thin blade chops through the wood on my property well.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • P47f6f P47f6f on Oct 02, 2009

    Greetings from Texas,
    I have used tomahawks for some years and consider them a fine tool not given the respect they deserve. I wonder if you have ever had occassion to use a Kukri.
    I have collected several over the years including WWI and WWII British issue. These days I leave those home and carry the Heavy Cold Steel Kukri. Not only will it will cleve just about anything but I was shocked to discover they can be thrown like a Tomahawk with simular results.

  • Lawrence Levine Lawrence Levine on Oct 06, 2010

    One knife that I was surprised about was the Harley Davidson money clip I bought from This knife was a benchmade which I knew was high quality but, being such a small blade it was extremely sharp and thick. I must say a very great purchase