my trench hawk arrived last week and a few people here and there are looking for reviews on one. so here is mine.
The Trench Hawk w/ sheath. as you can see, i paracord wrapped almost the entire handle. while the handle is fine in and of itself, the paracord adds more thickness and a better grip AFAIC. i also added a small flat weave in the lanyard just for fun. the head is secured to the shaft by two large bolts that could very easily be removed should you break your handle. this is a huge plus IMO
here we see the sheath. the sheath in and of itself is something incredible. it is actually 3 pieces attached together by 2 rotaters (i dont know what else to call them). when putting the sheath back on, you have to put it on spike first. that is the only "flaw" that i saw in the sheath.....if that can be called a flaw. the picture shows it folded off the blade and the top.
the head possesses that certain something that just makes you want it. with a roughly 4 inch cutting edge and a brutal spike on the back end, how could you not? the spike itself measures about 2 3/4" with the total length of the head mesauring approx 8 3/4" long (thats edge of blade to point of spike)
as you can see, there are 2 "finger grooves just behind the blade. as far as i can tell, and in my own opinion, i think these are purely cosmetic as it feels way to awkward to try and do fine work choking up that far onto the shaft. IMO, they are all for looks.
this is a large weapon. in fact, it almost at that point where you feel like you should use both hands to hold it. i decided to show a size comparison with a natchez bowie as the natchez is the largest bowie that CS makes.
the trench hawk is the epitomy(<----spelled right?) of a weapon IMO. i just cant see it being used for anything else than cutting down/spiking your opponent. and IMO, CS hit a home run with this one. The trench hawk has that appeal that you just cant describe. This is a definite MUST HAVE for any CS collector or user.
<message edited by Katana on Friday, June 18, 2010 3:41 PM>