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 Post subject: Hurricane 'hawks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:08 pm 
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I'm honored to know that at least three of my tomahawks have been used by folks dealing with the recent hurricanes, two in the area hit by Harvey and one in the cleanup of Irma.

This 15" Woodsman was used by my brother-in-law (not the guy pictured with it) as part of the Cajun Navy helping folks in east Texas. In this pic, they're tapping to see if there is anyone trapped in the attic.

Imagehhwoodsman by James Helm, on Flickr

The second one is a prototype rescue ax dubbed my "Fire Chief" model. This was bought by a fellow who is prominent in Second Amendment matters here in Texas. I have not yet designed the sheath tooling for it, but he has a Kydex sheath business and built his own. He headed east to help out folks in high water.

Imagehhfirechief by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagehhfirechief03 by James Helm, on Flickr

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And finally, an 18" War Chief helping clear out downed trees in Florida after Irma moved on.

Imagehiwarchief by James Helm, on Flickr

And my own small way of helping out was to donate this 6 1/2" bladed drop point knife to my church's silent auction fundraiser to assist victims of Harvey.

Imagehhfundraiser by James Helm, on Flickr

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It is great to hear about your hawks!

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Storm Crow Tomahawks: They're not just for the Apocalypse anymore.

Serious suggestion: a special edition commemorative Hurricane Harvey Tomakawk in Hi-Viz orange, with gas and hydrant shut-off cutouts and other design features specific to emergency response.

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majorhavoc wrote:
Serious suggestion: a special edition commemorative Hurricane Harvey Tomakawk in Hi-Viz orange, with gas and hydrant shut-off cutouts and other design features specific to emergency response.


Great idea.

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Thanks, guys!

Majorhavoc - The TeroTuf I use for handle slabs has a limited palette, but does come in orange. I need to get some and see what it looks like in person.

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Sweet! I think one of the best feelings for any creator of usable goods is to see them being used for their purpose and holding up well doing so. And, you get the added benefit of people looking BA while using your items. I crochet, knit, and spin (a little) and people look much less cool using my items :wink:

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