FlySteel Norse Thrower Tomahawk Review
The qualities of the Norse Thrower throwing tomahawk
The shape of its head recalls the well-known Norse Hawk from Cold Steel reputed to be one of the best throwing tomahawk. The FlySteel Norse Thrower therefore provides similar sensations. But it is of course not 100% identical. It is 20g lighter (which can make a difference after a long throwing session) and its curves lean a little more towards the Francisca style. Which makes it very pleasant in reverse throwing.
The FlySteel Norse Thrower has a solid 45cm hickory handle. This is the best way to enjoy a wooden handle without breaking it too often! It is a conical handle, so much stronger than hatchet handles and also quicker to replace.
The head of the FlySteel Norse Thrower tomahawk has the advantage of being drilled on both sides. It is therefore ready to be bolted to the handle. Which is a big time saver when preparing the axe!
Flaws of the FlySteel Tomahawk
Being 100% honest, there are no real flaws. Or at least nothing that can’t be easily corrected by preparing your axe.
If we really want to find some faults, we can say that as with many other models, the cutting edge lacks a little finesse when it comes out of the factory. No problem in a good target and no problem to plant by the tip but if you have a difficult target and you want to plant by the middle of the edge, it can be worthwhile to refine it a little bit (barely 30 minutes at the grinder accessible to a beginner).
Then, not all handle are 100% the same. Depending on the handle, the heads rise more or less high. If you’re making for yourself a set of 3 axes and want to have the same balance on each axe, it’s interesting to sand the wood to adjust your heads to the same height before drilling to bolt.