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Native American Tomahawk Fighting Techniques

Jan 26, 2008
The tomahawk is a type of hatchet with a characteristically straight shaft that is native to many of the original inhabitants of the North American continent.

It was originally a Native American tool, but the first European colonists decided to start using tomahawks too. Tomahawks also made good weapons if you knew the right tomahawk fighting techniques, which can even involving throwing the weapon.

The earliest Native American tomahawks were fashioned out of stone-polished soapstone in particular-and featured intricately designed handles and blades. Some other materials used in the construction of tomahawks are flint rock, the jawbones of large animals, and even deer horns.

You'll find that most cultures have their own version of a tomahawk or a hatchet tool. In fact, even the way you use them is very similar to the Native American tomahawk fighting techniques.

The Vikings were renowned for their skill in using axe weapons. The British used belt axes, and French had their fransica.

Tomahawks were more than just tools or weapons: They could also be used for smoking tobacco. The opposite side of the blade would usually have a pipe bowl built into it.

Since the Native American tribes and the European settlers had a volatile relationship with each other, it seems fitting that the tomahawk could be used either in war or as a symbol of peace.

The tomahawk was doubly useful this way. It could be used as a smoke peace offering, or it could be turn into a weapon of war if things turned sour between the parties-- and they very often did!

The tomahawk can be used by itself, or it could be complemented with another weapon. The second weapon would usually be a long bladed knife. This is an effective and deadly combination that works for a variety of combat situations, and also against either single or multiple opponents.

Whether it's used for offense or defense, a tomahawk is a very effective weapon and tool. There are lots of different tomahawk fighting techniques that serve to enhance the weapon in either role. Tomahawks can be used to cut, chop, punch, slice, catch and pull, or deflect an opponent's attack.
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