Selection the Best Throwing Tomahawk for You
Selecting the right throwing tomahawk or axe that fits your size and strength can be a challenge. But first of all, let's be completely honest with ourselves. Most people can throw just about any style and size of tomahawk and make it stick. But you want more than just your average throwing tomahawk, don't you... You want one that will stick every time. Am I right?
Well that is the purpose of this article. Whether you are tall or short, male or female, adult or child, there are many things to consider when selecting a tomahawk.
1. What Tomahawk Brand Should I Buy?
2. What Size Tomahawk Should I Buy?
First, what brand of tomahawk is the best for throwing?
This is a common question. There are a few well known tomahawk brands out there such as Cold Steel, SOG, Gerber, CAS Hanwei, Wetterlings, United Cutlery, etc... This list could go on and on. Which brand is right for you? Well, that depends on you. Each brand carries with it a price. The best way to decide which brand is right for you may just be trying each of them out for yourselves. However, for purposes of this article we recommend Cold Steel, SOG, and United Cutlery tomahawks as a safe place to start.
At HatchetsandAxes.com we offer all of these tomahawk brands and some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We also offer our own recommended tomahawks besides the name brand hawks listed above. For more information look under our throwing tomahawks section.
What size of tomahawk is right for me?
Throwing tomahawks and axes typically range from 14 inches to 21 inches in length. In general, the taller the thrower, the longer the handle. It is important to understand the science behind the handle size. The handle size affects the rotation speed. The longer the handle, the slower the hawk rotation speed will be and therefore the farther away you must be from your target.
For more on distance and throwing your tomahawks visit our "How to Throw a Tomahawk" article in our education library.
Here is a general guidline for tomahawk size to thrower size:
Don't Stress It...We're Here to Help
Choosing the right tomahawk or axe for your throwing needs is important. Do as much research as possible so that you make the right choice in a tomahawk. We have done a little of the work for you below. Here is a list of products that we recommend for each category of thrower. As a reminder, you can always search all of our tomahawks in our "tomahawks" section.
Recommended Throwing Tomahawks by Size
Small Throwing Tomahawks - Women & Children
Medium Throwing Tomahawks - Young Adults to Adults
Large Throwing Tomahawks - Adults
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