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War Chief Tomahawk – Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division

Helm Enterprises is turning out some incredible custom tomahawks at prices that are very competitive. They offer tomahawks in a variety of lengths and configurations but one that caught my eye recently is called the War Chief.

Helm Grind War Chief 2

Helm Enterprises offers two different spiked tomahawk configurations – one with a pry spike and one with a combat spike. The War Chief is the combat spike model. The War Chief, like all Helm Enterprises tomahawks are ground from 1/4″ thick 4140 steel and has micarta handle slabs. It is available in a variety of lengths but the 12″ version that they recently shared on their site looks extremely practical.

There are two features of Helm Enterprises tomahawks that I really appreciate and both have to the do with the handle slabs. First, they provide very tall slabs which makes it easy to vary the height of your grip. The sweet spot on a tomahawk is often about 2/3rds of the way up the handle and some makers don’t make their slabs tall enough to grip in that location. Second, they fit their handle slabs so they are flush with the tang. Exposed tangs can really beat up your hand over a few hours worth of use.

Check out Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division.

Helm Grind War Chief

2 Responses to War Chief Tomahawk – Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division

  1. Marc January 24, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Great article. Having visited the shop of James Helm, I can say his craftsmanship is second-to-none. I own the War Chief model and not only is it fun to use in the woods, it’s a tool that I can depend on to get the job done without failure.

    Marc from Texas

    • Matt January 24, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      Good to hear from you Marc. Thanks for the feedback.

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