Anubis, The Ultimate Tomahawk:
Anubis 20-20: The Ultimate Tomahawk
The previous iterations of this design had very few shortcomings, and now, after 9 years since its inception, the Anubis 20-20 (as in perfect vision) is practically perfect in every way. Maintaining all of the function of previous editions, it does so with increased strength, cleaner lines and an even safer sheath system.
The role of the tomahawk in battle has been defined by many cultures. The dynamics and cutting ability of an axe are simply scaled down for use on objects generally softer than trees. On the battle field, speed and precision often surpass brute force, which is why “Anubis” is made with a central balance point to increase combat efficiency.
A thorough study of hatchets and striking tools has resulted in this cutting tool’s geometry, dynamics, ergonomics and aesthetics. The long handle and central balance point allow faster, powerful, yet controlled strokes to be delivered with less user fatigue. As opposed to a straight handled Vietnam-style tomahawk, the familiar feel of the carpenter’s framing hammer are reproduced, making common cutting chores as simple as driving nails. Make no mistake, Anubis is not a small or light weight tool; it requires a strong hand and skillful coordination to wield without causing injury to its operator.
As a combination all purpose cutting tool and weapon, Anubis has no rival. Its multiple cutting edges on all sides of the head allow a variety of efficient utilitarian and combat cutting techniques. The rear spike is both utilitarian and ferocious. The hooking edges can accommodate many unusual cutting tasks that simply are not possible with any other edge geometry. The top “Mohawk edge” may be used for scraping, shaving and slicing; all chores not usually undertaken by more typical hatchets and tomahawks.
- Tanto spike for aggressive penetration (can get stuck in things pretty deep and be difficult to remove, so experiment with this technique before you go out fighting zombies under duress
- Sharpened hook under spike for increased weapon retention in combat scenarios and upstroke de-limbing of saplings for bushcraft and wilderness construction
- Sharpened hook behind beard of axe edge for pull cutting
- Sharpened mohawk edge
- Lanyard loop at pommel. Cordage may be strung between this point and an eyelet on the sheath to form a bow for fire starting. (Insert video) Any other use of a lanyard at that point is stupid.
- Locking sheath for operator safety
Blade Geometry Options:
- Don’t spike yourself
- Spike is rounded over and mohawk edge is shortened a bit so that if you are a spasmo and hit yourself in the head with the spike, you are less likely to be lobotomized
- To and Froe
- Underspike edge is omitted and left blunt so the mohawk edge can be used as a Froe for splitting shingles or any other chore that requires turning the tomahawk upside down and whacking the underside of the spike with a stick to make a cut in something.
- Ultra Spasmo
- The safest version of the Anubis with underhook and underspike edges omitted. Handle is extended upward to into the head so the axe edge and Mohawk edges can be used like a knife, Spike also rounded over for safety
- The extra handle scale material and mass remaining in the head means this is heavier than the regular configuration and makes for a super powerful chopping tool.
2018 base price: $550 (Click here to choose options and purchase)
Examples of 1st and 2nd generation Anubis tomahawks: