Friday, August 11, 2017

Plan 9 for the tomahawk

My previous post about the tomahawk's use drew several responses, none of them showing any clear indication that the commenters had read the article. Apparently they were here to leave links to their own enterprises.

Undaunted, I here make note of something I've been noticing since I posted about my tomahawk method. The moves would be useful if you were armed with a kukri or a hawkbill knife. They would, moreover, adapt quite naturally to some improvised and makeshift weapons including hammers, entrenching tools, kitchen cleavers and wooden clubs.

As I implied in the former post, it is all right if you add to the method if you see that as an improvement. If you add things, I suggest you keep and rely on the two basic techniques I describe, using them as the core of your enlarged method. Downward tierce and inward carte are very sound and reliable techniques.

The "Plan 9" moniker came about in honor of one of my favorite movies, and because the moulinet maneuver of the carte cut to the tierce cut outlines a shape something like the digit "9." If you are working the method left handed, you should call it "plan P," to avoid confusion. (Picture links lead to ads on Amazon.)

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