The Fighting Tomahawk, Volume II
The 2004 book The Fighting Tomahawk revolutionized modern study of the combat use of the American tomahawk. Now, author Dwight McLemore presents an expanded course in every aspect of this formidable, iconic weapon.
In The Fighting Tomahawk, Volume II, McLemore shares additional details, thoughts, and informed speculation on the tomahawk of the American frontier of the 18th and 19th centuries and the explorers, settlers, long hunters, traders, and Indians who used it. He has mined original historical sources from the colonial era to develop more in-depth insight and instruction in such essential areas as cutting, chopping, using the back spike, frontier "rough and tumble" fighting, throwing the hawk, and training with and without a partner. As always, the centerpiece of McLemore's latest book is the hundreds of precise illustrations depicting step-by-step details on wielding the hawk in training and combat.
Anyone who uses a tomahawk today—armed professionals, martial artists, historical reenactors, and stage combatants—will gain valuable insights into this hallmark weapon of the traditional American blade arts.